History faculty members have several aims. The World Civilization and History of the United States sequences seek to provide students perspective, for understanding the present world and a foundation for further historical study. More advanced history courses, available to students in all majors to fulfill social science elective requirements, are designed to broaden the educational experience by providing students a deeper understanding of the past. The major in history encompasses a range of specialized courses and training in the techniques of historical research and writing. History is an especially suitable major for students preparing for careers in teaching, museum and archival management, law, civil service, diplomatic service, and politics.