History Department

History Department Learning Goals

Through the completion of the requirement for the History Major, students will:

  • Develop intellectual depth and broad empirical knowledge of diverse regions, time periods, and cultures.
  • Learn a variety of approaches to the practice of historical analysis.
  • Develop a set of skills that are central to the craft of history, including the ability to:
    • Research relevant historical sources
    • Critically analyze┬áprimary and secondary sources
    • Express ideas orally in the presence of others
    • Create written arguments based upon the presentation of evidence and analysis