The Depth of Columbia College’s History Curriculum

Charles Maurice Stam earned a political science degree with concentrations in American politics and foreign relations from New York’s Columbia College. While attending the school, Charles Stam was heavily involved in various campus programs, including the political science department’s Endowed Presidential Fellowship. Charles M. Stam double-majored at the school, receiving an additional degree in history with a focus on Cold War-era history and American presidential history.

The history program at Columbia College covers nearly every historical period through the present present and enables students to choose from nearly 100 unique courses that range from core subjects, such as ancient Roman and Greek history, to much more specialized material, including the history of America’s urban areas and a lineage of fashion trends in China.

Columbia’s history department also co-sponsors a number of events. Some spring 2014 events include the two-day conference titled “History and Psychoanalysis during the Postwar Period” on April 4-5, 2014, and Hanna Shell’s lecture titled “Shoddy Technology: Textile Waste and Epistemology of Reuse,” part of the New York City History of Science Lecture Series, on April 30, 2014.


Getting a Higher Education in Public Policy

Charles Stam is a graduate of Columbia University. During the summer before his sophomore year, he attended the Institut d’études françaises d’Avignon through a Bryn Mawr College program. Charles Maurice Stam used the time to learn about European cultures and economics. Charles M. Stam currently works as a public policy analyst in New York City.

Colleges and universities throughout the United States offer more than 250 degree programs for students interested in public policy. Some of these programs receive support from executive education programs that cater to professional analysts who want to continue their studies in the face of constantly evolving matters of public policy. Students in the field can seek several higher education degrees, including master of public administration (MPA) and master of public policy (MPP). Looking back on the last 50 years, numerous holders of MPA and MPP degrees have shaped the nation’s policies and advised American leaders on the subject of public policy.