Bachelor of Arts in History

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  • Course description
    The department believes that students must become more broadly educated in order to be prepared to live in an increasingly complex society. By gaining awareness of historical traditions as well as the critical thinking skills of the historian’s craft, students will be better prepared to confront this complex society as informed citizens. The purpose of the major is to bring together both the factual background and the analytical tools necessary to understand and interpret historical events.

    Upon graduation, students majoring in history will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge
    of key themes, issues and trends that have shaped the history of humankind by taking
    required courses in American, European and non-western history. Their knowledge in
    this area will be assessed by the individual courses that we require through exams and other
    course requirements.

    Students will develop skills of written and verbal expression. Opportunities to develop
    these skills will be available throughout the educational process through oral presentations
    and reflective and research papers. Our senior project requires students to write a substantial
    research paper, to present their findings and to defend their assertions. As such, this
    capstone course will assess their oral and written communication skills.

    Students will develop skills of critical thinking and analysis. In both their classes and their
    senior project, they will need to weigh competing historical interpretations. This skill will be
    assessed both in their class papers and in their senior project.

    Students will demonstrate knowledge of methods of the historical craft including both conceptual approaches to history and research methodologies. As part of their capstone
    sequence, they will examine different historical approaches in the seminar on the intellectual
    history and the fundamentals of research in the methods course. Their success will be
    assessed both in these classes through written assignments and class participation and in
    their senior project.

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