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Undergraduate History Major & Minor

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A major or minor in history provides the fundamental knowledge of societies and their cultures. Students study the origins, nature, and effects of historical change. They also learn the language and methodologies that historians employ in their analysis of the human experience.  History courses may be undertaken to attain professional, academic, or cultural objectives, including preparation for graduate study and careers in teaching, business, government, and many other professions.

Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts

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  • Bachelor of Science (Teacher Certification)

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  • Minor

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Learning Outcomes

  • Discern the credibility of a primary source.
  • Discern the credibility of a secondary source.
  • Understand the limitations of a particular primary source.
  • Discern what questions can and cannot be answered, given the nature and availability of sources for a particular historical period, event, or institution.
  • Integrate material derived from primary and secondary sources into a narrative.
  • Understand different interpretations of historical events.
  • Evaluate evidence for a particular historical point of view.
  • Construct a historical argument.
  • Think critically about aspects of society in a historical perspective.
  • Apply the above skills within the contexts of American, European, and Non-Western history.