May 30, 2024  
2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
2016-2017 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Daniel J. Walther, Chair; Terrence J. Lindell; Erika L. Lindgren

Intended Student Learning Outcomes

History Major

Students will:

  1. demonstrate perceptive reading, summarizing, critical thinking, and intelligent articulation skills in research projects.
  2. demonstrate the ability to conduct research using primary materials.
  3. analyze a variety of historical approaches in secondary sources.
  4. create a code of ethics based upon professional standards used by historians.
  5. utilize knowledge of the past in order to respond to phenomena in the present.
  6. demonstrate knowledgeable oral communication and information literacy skills.
  7. 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.


History Teaching

For additional information on teaching majors and endorsements, see Education  Department listings.

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