History Department

History Department Learning Goals

Hendrix history majors will:

  1. Develop broad empirical knowledge of diverse regions, time periods, and cultures.
  2. Learn a variety of approaches to the practice of historical analysis.
  3. Develop a set of skills that are central to the craft of history:
    • Critical thinking skills and intellectual depth fostered through reading and analyzing primary and secondary sources.
    • Identifying, locating, and accessing relevant historical sources for research purposes.
    • Expressing ideas orally in the presence of others.
    • Creating written arguments based upon the presentation of evidence and analysis.