The History major invites students to critically reflect upon the ideas, faith traditions, political movements, leaders, and cultures that shaped the West and the United States over the past three millennia and to understand the present as a continuation of the past. Through exposure to a broad set of readings and other work, the History major provides students with a background in the proper techniques for evaluating historical works, engaging in historical research, and developing advanced writing and presentation skills.
On graduating from the major, students should be able to:
- Acquire an appropriate knowledge of historical content and knowledge of how the discipline of history influences and is influenced by the contemporary culture.
- Critically examine concepts and theories concerning the discipline of history and the interaction of faith and history.
- Analyze primary and secondary materials and create work that provides a reasonable interpretation of data.
- Produce written work and/or other materials at an advanced level, appropriate for entering graduate school or a vocation.
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100% Online courses in a 5-week as-you-go flexible format for busy adults featuring forum discussions and weekly assignment deadlines.
100% Online 8-week courses similar to campus classes with scheduled lectures, discussions and optional live-experiences.
24 hours within the major must be at the 3000 level or above. History courses taken to meet General Education requirements do not count toward major requirements.
U.S. history electives6
Western civilization elective3
European history elective3
Non-western history elective3
Additional history electives12
Research seminar or undergraduate thesis3