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Agnes C. Conrad í39 received the Governorís Award of Distinguished Achievement in Culture, Arts and Humanities - the highest award given in the state of Hawaii. Appointed Territorial Archivist in 1955 and serving as the State Archivist from 1959 until she retired in 1982, Agnes is credited for essentially creating the archives profession in Hawaii.
Agnes Conrad

Bachelor's Degree in History

History is the systematic inquiry into the past in order to deepen understanding of the human experience and to make the present more intelligible. In assessing the unique perspective of the present, historical study focuses on a critical examination of social, economic, political, intellectual, religious, and cultural dimensions of the human experience as perceived at specific times and places.

The History program at HNU offers a variety of current methodologies, including the recent fusion of gender studies with cultural, social, and anthropological history. The major includes area studies of Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin and Central America, Africa, and the United States. There are also three experiential courses to choose from: African American Communities and Experiences, Latino/Hispanic Communities and Experiences, and Asian American Communities and Experiences. The major culminates in a senior seminar in Historiography and Historical Methodology.

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