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LBJ and Koysgin in Glassboro, 1967
LBJ and Koysgin in Glassboro, 1967

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History students should develop the intellectual capacity for discerning patterns of continuity and change. Through research, writing, and oral presentations, students should develop their capacity to evaluate historical writing as well as primary source materials critically. The ability to analyze and synthesize information is a basic intellectual skill essential to all students' professional and vocational goals.


Current and former students were consulted in the creation of CLIO and expressed great enthusiasm for the program, as the testimonials below demonstrate.

"It is a great learning community. There are always study groups, and even a facebook group. The classes are fun and interesting, but still challenging, and you even take field trips. You're invited to lectures about graduate school and can sit in on history club meetings. Also, your professors are always there to advise you in anything."
     Krista Holmes, CLIO Class of 2006

The "strength of the program is the advisory aspect of it. It ensures having someone knowledgeable of your field who can always help you when it comes time to choosing classes or a double major. It also provides this help without too much structure or rigidity in schedule making."
     Christopher Carmena, CLIO Class of 2006

The strengths of the program are "having some of the best professors in their respective fields" and "the living community" because with "everyone living near each other and becoming friends" it "has helped the transition to college life greatly."
     Gary Yablon, CLIO Class of 2006

"The students become a close knit group and help each other in their studies" and "we all learn from each other." We "also get special attention from professors."
     Danielle Abdullah, CLIO Class of 2006

"The CLIO program has great advantages like small, close-knit classes; great student involvement; living together in freshmen dorms develops quicker friendships in your major; easy access to professor and advisor." It "really helped develop my ability to adapt to college life in my living situation and in studies."
     Caitlin Flanagan, CLIO Class of 2006

"The small class sizes" and the camaraderie that develops from the fact that "everyone is interested in history."
     Kaitlin Wong, CLIO Class of 2006

CLIO "offers small class sizes, great professors, and a chance to bond with people who have similar interests. I liked that we all live in the same hallway."
     Caitlyn Hahn, CLIO Class of 2006

"Smaller class sizes, the chance to work with others who are all history majors, the individual support."
     Chris LeMay, CLIO Class of 2006

CLIO has fostered "a really close-knit group of people because of the smaller classes and we live in the same hall. There's also a lot of support from the faculty."
     Brian Kenny, CLIO Class of 2006

"The CLIO program allows students with similar interests to take classes and live together. I have found it very helpful to have study buddies so close by."
     Mariel Suarez, CLIO Class of 2006

"CLIO offers a very good learning environment. I got the best professors, and it made my adjustment to college life easier. It encourages kids to study abroad without which I don't think I would have even considered going abroad."
     Anthony Spatola, CLIO Class of 2006

"It is great living on the same floor" especially "come test time." We have "great advising" and "are kept up to date on campus activities."
     Natalie Blasco, CLIO Class of 2006

"It offers history students to have a class that is faster in pace because all students are CLIO. It also offers students a way to get to know each other outside of just class because we live" on the same floor "together."
     Christina Rosario, CLIO Class of 2006

"CLIO will help provide the feeling of a small campus while permitting students the benefits of a larger university."
     Laurie Lahey, 04, Presidential Merit Fellow, Ph.D. program in American Studies, George Washington University

"The CLIO program will enhance the already rewarding academic environment of the Department and expand opportunities for faculty-student interaction."
     Sean M. Fischer, 05, Program Specialist, Atlantic Cape Community College

"CLIO will not only help with your transition to college life, it will look great on a resume and will help you when you need letters of recommendation from faculty."
     Andrew Elko, 01, Social Studies Teacher, Hightstown High School

"I would be the first to sign up for CLIO if I were still a student! I think the best aspects of my Rowan education came from the support I received in the History Department, particularly from the availability and support of the professors."
     Kris Myers, '02, Program Associate, Alice Paul Institute

"CLIO presents students with the opportunity for intimate classroom forums where engaging study, discussion and networking may foster a strong academic base from which to build upon."
     Sean Evans, '01, Intelligence Analyst, New Jersey Office of Counter-Terrorism

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