I respect the study of history as a personal endeavor. It is great thing to research a time period carefully in order to eventually make judgments. It is sometimes a long process and a hard one as well. The problem with history classes on the other hand is that a professor who has gone through that difficult struggle of research and analysis is simply telling it to students, and the students do not rightly understand all the many steps the professor has made in his judgments. History is not as followable, and hence inferior for basic skills to math, science, philosophy, and foreign language among others. At higher levels, maybe starting at the upper-level classes of undergraduate education, History seems to be better. The amount of reading must be enormous for a student to follow the professor in an educated way. To my knowledge the higher level courses provide this, but I have not experienced this myself.