The historian is the only scholar concerned with society that deals systematically with time. S/he understands and critically analyzes all the social, political, economical 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.
Students also 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. These include the Laboratories of: History of Indigenous People; Research through Image and Sound; History, Health and Society; Immigration, Migration and Environmental History; Gender Studies and History; Social History of Work and Culture; Oral History; History and Art; Archaeology; Religiosity and Culture; and Memory, Heritage and Archives, where students are encouraged to the preservation of documents. Moreover, they can find study and internship opportunities in PET-History, a Tutorial Education Program which has been providing students with scholarships and a place of study for more than 18 years.
Even though the program starts with courses in Ancient History, following a didactic chronological line towards Medieval History, Modern History and Contemporary History, since the early stages, students also turn their eyes to the relation with the present. Courses in the histories of Brazil, the state of Santa Catarina, America and Africa are also included, as well as pedagogical courses, that are important for teacher training.
History students at UFSC are offered the choice to graduate with a teaching license, which expands the career opportunities in the job market. History graduates can work as university professors and as primary and secondary school teachers. They can also conduct research in public and private institutions, give historical advice for film productions and other projects, or even work in cultural tourism or in any project related to memory and heritage.
Day Program: 8 semesters
Evening Program: 9 semesters
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