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2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Department of History


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Faculty

Edward N. Snyder, Chair
David Ballew
Danny B. Moore
Gregory S. Taylor

Mission Statement

The Department of History provides effective instruction and challenging educational experiences in order to engage students in a critcal enquiry about the past. To this end, the program equips students with the knowledge and skills that promote quality instruction, a variety of courses, and challenging educational experiences to diverse student learners. The program equips students with the knowledge and skills that promote academic success and establish a foundation for lifelong study. As a key part of the liberal arts curriculum, historical studies shape citizens who can think broadly and critically about themselves and the world.

Educational Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to identify, explain, and assess the impact of major historical events.
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to read, comprehend, and interpret the primary and secondary sources, and to evaluate diverse historiographical viewpoints.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to perform historical research, draw conclusions, and communicate their discoveries in writing.
  4. Students will demonstrate the ability to commuicate historical knowledge in well-developed essays, in-class dialogue, and formal presentations.
  5. Students will demonstrate the academic skills required for success in graduate school or in a career.

The History Honors Project

Each year the department invites meritorious junior history majors to participate in a two-year honors project. During their junior year, students choose a faculty member with whom they want to work on a research project. The project may involve a major paper based on primary source materials or an extensive review and evaluation of the secondary literature in a particular subject area. Students present the project to the history faculty during their senior year. Following an oral examination, the history faculty determines whether to grant honors.

Programs

    MajorMinor

    Courses

      GeographyHistoryPractice of History

      Special topics in History are defined by section number as follows:

      Section E - Early American History                                                                                                                                                                               Section M - Modern American History                                                                                                                                                                                   Section U - European History                                                                                                                                                                                                 Section W - World History

      AmericanEuropeanDeveloping WorldPolitical ScienceSocial Studies Education

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