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Welcome to History
History is the study of the thoughts, actions and achievements of human beings over time. It communicates a profound and practical understanding of how our world came into being by teaching students how to study events in historically-aware ways. History provides a methodology for research and critical thinking which is essential in most professions and walks of life. It acquaints students with important concepts, events and people, and builds their cultural literacy. History promotes a depth of understanding of ourselves and others by heightening critical thinking, deepening global understanding, and enhancing aesthetic and moral awareness. The skills History provides are invaluable in such varied professions as the law, education, journalism and public and international service.
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People at Laurier
David Monod`s areas of interest are modern American cultural and social history and U.S. foreign policy. His recent work has dealt with popular entertainment in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, especially music and theatre and he is currently working on a book dealing with the popular theatre in the nineteenth century and am mapping out a new research project on vaudeville and modernist culture. My previous book, Settling Scores: German Music, Denazification and the Americans, 1945-1953, dealt with cultural politics under the American military government in Germany after WWII. David teaches in Modern American history and his newest course is Show Business: American History