Brianna Maurer '14
The History Department at Elizabethtown College has been instrumental in providing me a strong foundation for my future endeavors. This fall, I will enter the doctoral program in American Politics at American University in Washington, D.C. The History Department has taught me how to create and defend a coherent argument, intensively research various subjects, and critically examine and evaluate both primary and secondary sources. My history courses also provided an intellectually stimulating environment to debate with fellow students about historical events and interpretations of those events. I have been able to develop critical thinking skills that will significantly help me in graduate school, but in a fun and inviting atmosphere. The History Department was able to give me a strong skills foundation and make the learning process an enjoyable one.