History

20/03/2020 17:53

Historians are the only scholars concerned with society that deal systematically with time. They understand and critically analyze all the social, political, economic and cultural transformations from the perspective of time. History students and professionals must have an investigative spirit and a taste for reading.

UFSC History program enables students to combine classical methods and theories with new practices for knowledge production and social criticism. For this, it offers a set of theoretical-methodological courses and promotes the discussion on these issues throughout the whole program. The program also prepares students for a teaching career: by the 4th semester, they can choose to pursue a teaching degree.

History students will have access to a number of laboratories, where they can engage in research and outreach projects, do internships, and earn a scholarship from the Scientific Initiation Program or the Tutorial Education Program (PET-História). These include laboratories on: Public History; History of Health and Society; History of Africa; Medieval Studies; Contemporary Society, Politics and Culture; Gender and History; Archeology; Social History of Work and Culture; Indigenous History; Immigration, Migration and Environmental History; History and Art; Global Ancient History; Asian Histories; History of Latin America; and History of Colonial America.

Although the program begins with courses in Ancient History and progresses chronologically through Medieval, Modern, and Contemporary History, students are encouraged to connect their studies to present-day issues from the outset. Courses in the history of Brazil, the state of Santa Catarina, America and Africa are also included, as well as pedagogical courses, which are important for teacher training.

History graduates can work as university professors or primary and secondary school teachers (if they hold a teaching degree), conduct research in public and private institutions, give historical advice for film productions and other projects, as well as work in cultural tourism or in any project related to memory and heritage.

Program Length:
8 semesters (4 years)
Website: historia.grad.ufsc.br
Classes may be held in the morning, afternoon and evening.