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History majors at Reed develop a broad range of analytical skills in order to better understand the legacy—conscious or unconscious—that each present has inherited from its past and the many perspectives one can have on those legacies.

The department offers courses that cover a variety of periods and areas of study. Rather than focusing on specific coverage of conventional fields, however, the program exposes students to the diversity of approaches to studying the past, including social, intellectual, economic, cultural, gender, legal, and imperial, with the aim of developing students’ abilities to conduct independent inquiry and craft their own analytical and critical interpretations of the past.

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American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration

The mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II is not only a tale of injustice; it is a moving story of faith. In this pathbreaking...

12/4 5:30pm
CRES Colloquium Series: Senior Showcase

Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies (CRES) invites you to CRES Colloquium, a series of discussions of classic works, contemporary events, and student...

2/12/2020 12:00pm

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