Department of History
The Department of History educates students about the past by blending traditional and contemporary approaches to the study and teaching of history and by emphasizing global perspectives, while recognizing the value of local and regional history. Students will learn to analyze and interpret complex information, and to present coherent arguments about its meaning and significance. Upon graduation, students will have the critical thinking and communication skills necessary to succeed in a variety of careers or in further professional education. Consistent with the mission of the University, the department fosters a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success.
Students earning the B.A. in History will be able to:
- Display knowledge of fundamental themes and narratives in history.
- Conduct original historical research.
- Communicate historical knowledge and explanations to others.
History majors will analyze and interpret information, write and share ideas about why events happened, and develop the knowledge and skills that help them to succeed in today's workplace.