History Department

History Department Learning Goals

Hendrix history majors will:

  1. Learn a variety of approaches to the practice of historical analysis, and gain an understanding of why and how history is meaningful.
  2. Develop broad empirical knowledge of multiple regions and time periods, and use this knowledge to practice the craft of historical analysis.
  3. Develop critical thinking skills and intellectual depth by reading and analyzing primary and secondary sources.
  4. Learn to present ideas persuasively in oral and in written form.
  5. Attain skills and understanding they can utilize in their lives after college.