Daniel J. Walther, Chair; Terrence J. Lindell; Erika L. Lindgren
Intended Student Learning Outcomes
- demonstrate perceptive reading, summarizing, critical thinking, and intelligent articulation skills in research projects.
- demonstrate the ability to conduct research using primary materials.
- analyze a variety of historical approaches in secondary sources.
- create a code of ethics based upon professional standards used by historians.
- utilize knowledge of the past in order to respond to phenomena in the present.
- demonstrate knowledgeable oral communication and information literacy skills.
- recognize different cultural worldviews, values, and norms through the use of primary sources.
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. A concentration in public history is an option for students pursuing the history major .
An honors in history designation is noted on the academic transcript for students who successfully complete HI 462 Honors Research Seminar with a grade of B or higher and maintain both a major and cumulative GPA of 3.5.
For additional information on teaching majors and endorsements, see Education Department listings.