History-Political Science Professors Johnson and Joy; Associate Professor Weinzierl (chair) Mission Statement
The Department of History and Political Science seeks to foster in their students an awareness of and appreciation for their cultural, historical, and political heritage as well as an understanding of important national and global issues. The departmentâ€™s curriculum helps develop studentsâ€™ critical thinking, research, writing, and communication skills in order to prepare them to be effective learners and leaders. A grade of C- or above must be earned in all courses that are required in a major or a minor. Objectives for the History Major
The History major develops in students an understanding of and critical outlook toward American and European history and international affairs. The History major prepares students for secondary school teaching, for historical research and for graduate school in history or public history, as well as for other professional fields requiring critical thinking and writing skills. Intended Student Learning Outcomes for the History Major
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By the completion of their program of study, students will demonstrate an understanding of the important historical concepts, theoretical approaches, and major issues and events In their capstone courses, students will demonstrate an understanding of and the ability to apply basic research methods, including the proper use and attribution of sources, and the ability to draw appropriate and logical conclusions. In their capstone courses, students will demonstrate the ability to develop and apply critical thinking skills in the analysis of historical sources and issues. By their junior and senior years, students will demonstrate competency in information literacy, including the effective use of library resources, databases, and online resources. By their junior and senior years, students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Requirements for the History Major
Dept. Course No. Course Title Hist 207 The United States to 1865 Hist 208 The United States Since 1865 Hist 291 Western Civilization I Hist 292 Western Civilization II Hist 340 Historiography and the Historical Profession Semester Credits
Credits 3 3 3 3 3 15
Plus three of the following courses: Dept. Course No. Hist 222 Hist 262 Hist 268 Hist 301 Hist 304 Hist 305 Hist 306 Hist 307 Hist 308
Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Course Title History of the Middle East History of China History of India Special Readings or Topics in non-U.S. Studies Medieval Europe Ancient Near East Renaissance and Reformation Ancient Greece Ancient Rome