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Old January 4th, 2016, 04:27 AM   #11

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Old June 16th, 2017, 03:07 AM   #12
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Sorry, but the "history" that has been taught in the schools of America is an absolute lie. ALL OF IT!!

I don't mean to be harsh, but the fact is your diploma, your Degree, (in my opinion only) is nothing more than toilet paper.....and verges on being used toilet paper.

I feel sorry for the fine people who had that calling to be teachers....to keep our kids learning the best of subjects. Since Common Core (of the Edomites) there is NOT ONE subject in school that is worth it's "weight" in squirrel urine.

To all teachers I say this: All of you are to be honored for your desire to teach, it's the toughest job in the world...to be a teacher/baby sitter. I admire your devotion and your dedication. But the platform (common core) from which you teach is a warped and evil platform, and it's painfully clear that the ONLY THING being taught in the schools these days is Perversion.
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Old June 16th, 2017, 04:38 AM   #13

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(Disclaimer: I'm the math guy.)

If you're asking about a bachelor's, then go to graduate school for something else afterwards. I mean that half jokingly, but only half. Bringing a historical perspective to any other discipline - law, statistics, economics, computer science, public health, any number of business disciplines, etc. would be a great contribution to any field.

I've been lately thinking that history+ epidemiology would be a really cool cross-discipline. I haven't been able to find much on that.

Anyway, that's just a bit of my ramblings.

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Old July 28th, 2017, 03:14 PM   #14
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Sorry, but the "history" that has been taught in the schools of America is an absolute lie. ALL OF IT!!

I don't mean to be harsh, but the fact is your diploma, your Degree, (in my opinion only) is nothing more than toilet paper.....and verges on being used toilet paper.

I feel sorry for the fine people who had that calling to be teachers....to keep our kids learning the best of subjects. Since Common Core (of the Edomites) there is NOT ONE subject in school that is worth it's "weight" in squirrel urine.

To all teachers I say this: All of you are to be honored for your desire to teach, it's the toughest job in the world...to be a teacher/baby sitter. I admire your devotion and your dedication. But the platform (common core) from which you teach is a warped and evil platform, and it's painfully clear that the ONLY THING being taught in the schools these days is Perversion.
Would you mind clarifying? Also I will say that while I'm inclined to agree with you in terms of K-12, my college history experience was mostly great.
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Old July 28th, 2017, 11:28 PM   #15

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In Italy with a degree in history you can do not a few things.

Since our country is full of historical sites, it's not difficult for a historian to be considered to be part of the administration of a municipality [so a public employee].

Of course you can teach [from elementary school to uni and not only history, in the High School you can teach literacy, Italian ...].

You can work for who manages archaeological and historical sites.

You can become journalist [in Italy you have to join the Order of Journalists].

You can try and work on TV [in Italy there are several history TV channels].
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Old July 29th, 2017, 07:56 AM   #16

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Teaching, law, writing, financing and politics. A lot of public sector jobs view a history degree fondly.
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Old July 30th, 2017, 02:51 AM   #17

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What you can do with a History Degree varies much from country to country, and as to do much with the local laws.

Also in some countries the Degree can be divided by Minor and Major for the bachelor (and I am not sure if me terminology in English is correct here), Master, and doctorate.

Anyway, I don’t think that makes much sense to say things like: Politician, Civil Servant/Public Servant, writer, or any other profession that you can have a history degree or any other, or even don’t have a degree (like writer or… politician…).

Anyway, with a History Major, in Portugal, and in some way the case of Spain is similar, you have (or had) a major professional highway: You could be a History teacher in the school system, private or public.

The problem is that this possibility flooded quite quickly some years ago, and now it is quite narrow. Some of the history teachers are giving classes in private learning groups that give support to the public system.

Probably the second major output was for the Local government. Most of the municipal entities need at least one municipal historian (as well as an archaeologist). This is good for those who like regional/local history.

A third possibility is for other usually public or semi-public organizations like Museums and libraries. Here the major in history is not usually enough. A master or some other course in the area is usually required: Museology, Epigraphy, Palaeography and Diplomatic…

Then there are many fields that the major in history concurs directly with tons of other majors, and usually in disadvantage. For instance for journalism, in theory an major in Journalism has preference.

As for writers, to have a degree in history is almost essential to give credibility if you write a history learning book, or a school book, but there the already mentioned professors (the first output that I mentioned) are on the lead.

As for the media in general, TV/Newspapers/Internet the historians, and also the people that have degrees in history, compete directly with other professionals and less professionals that invade the field of history: Journalists, Sociologists, Anthropologists… curiologists and others… any one can talk about history, you don’t need a degree for that.
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If more politicians had history degrees rather than PPE*, Law and odd things like "Women's Studies", maybe they would screw things up so often as someone, somewhere, is bound to have made the same mistake before.






*Philosophy, Politics and Economics---usually called "Ethics and Public Policy" in the US.
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Old July 30th, 2017, 05:42 AM   #19

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If more politicians had history degrees rather than PPE*, Law and odd things like "Women's Studies", maybe they would screw things up so often as someone, somewhere, is bound to have made the same mistake before.

*Philosophy, Politics and Economics---usually called "Ethics and Public Policy" in the US.
Our king and PM both have a degree in history.
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Our king and PM both have a degree in history.
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Prince Charles has a degree in History--although his course work probably just consisted of looking through the family albums.
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