Daniel J. Walther, Chair; Terrence J. Lindell; Erika L. Lindgren
- To develop skills for perceptive reading, critical thinking, summarizing, and intelligent articulation.
- To develop the ability to use and conduct research in primary materials.
- To develop an awareness and appreciation of other cultures.
- To expose students to a wide variety of historical approaches.
- To develop an awareness of the ethical questions faced by practicing historians.
- To demonstrate knowledgeable oral communication and information literacy skills.
- To prepare American and world history education majors in their area of content for student teaching.
- To help students deal with the present and future by studying the past patterns and trends of human activity.
The one-month May Term allows study through off-campus trips such as HI 212 Castles and Cathedrals or HI 320 Investigating Germany’s Past Abroad . Internships provide experience in the growing field of public history.
For additional information on teaching majors and endorsements, see Education Department listings.