5 things every History (hons) aspirant should know

If you want to know the world as of now, you need to know its HISTORY!

Source: www.du.ac.in

1.       History in DU is not mere names, dates and one “damn thing after another”. Students who are predisposed to informed arguments, literary nuances, social issues and hard work tend to excel here.

2.       The new CBCS scheme is only trivially different from the old semester course. The candidate has to undertake the following papers:

COMPULSORY

INDIAN HISTORY - 8 PAPERS

EUROPEAN HISTORY- 4 PAPERS

ANCIENT SOCIETIES OF WORLD – 2 PAPERS

OPTIONAL

HISTORY OF USA OR HISTORY OF USSR (SOME COLLEGES MIGHT OFFER OTHER OPTIONS)

HISTORY OF CHINA OR HISTORY OD SOUTH EAST ASIA (SOME COLLEGES MIGHT OFFER OTHER OPTIONS)

SKILL ENHANCEMENT COURSE – 2 PAPERS

GENERAL ELECTIVE – 4 PAPERS

3.       History is a complex interplay between science and arts.  You cannot cram what is so important to this world and future generations. You have to live it. One should be ready to dive into the archaic oceans and bring out archives from deep down.

4.       Many jobs in diverse fields await history graduates. Apart from civil services and management, NGO’s, social work, museology and tourism are other considerable options.

5.       History is open to candidates from any stream. If you can analyze evidences and narrate stories in an interesting way, DU awaits you.