- Michael Cary, D.A.
- Robin Rohrer, Ph.D.
- John Spurlock, Ph.D.
The study of history provides students with the research, writing, and analytical skills required for a wide variety of interesting careers. History majors enter the fields of teaching, government service, research, journalism, business and industry, law, graduate studies, and politics.
Learning Objectives: History
- Identify and discuss the major historical events, relationships, and developments over time in the United States and the World.
- Apply historical context to questions and investigate contemporary social and political issues
- Explore and clarify historical questions and apply the major historiographic modes of analysis to issues that may range from gender, race, and sexuality to social class, political change, health, and economic development.
- Design and carry out independent research that makes use of both primary and secondary resources.
- Develop a professional identity that incorporates historical thinking and analytical skills.
All candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree in history must complete the Liberal Arts Curriculum requirements, the capstone assessment requirement, and the courses required for the major.
The capstone assessment includes successful completion of a portfolio and an oral presentation. The portfolio includes an argument paper on how students have met the history learning objectives, and the presentation addresses how the major and University objectives are integrated.
A minimum of 120 credits is required.