A degree in history provides students with a foundation in the science of historical inquiry.
After completing the program requirements, students will gain an understanding of the methodologies and schools of interpretation utilized by historians to study the past. Students will also demonstrate knowledge of the primary cultural, economic, intellectual, political, social, and diplomatic institutions of the United States and the world. Competencies will be assessed through the evaluation of student term papers and projects, essays, and regularly scheduled examinations.
Upon completion of their course of study in the History Department, students will be able to develop and persuasively argue a historical thesis in a written assignment that identifies and explains major social, economic, political and/or cultural historical themes or patterns and applies appropriate historical methods to analyze and use primary and/or secondary sources as evidence to support the thesis.