History majors develop a unique set of skills designed for analytical thinking.
Upon completion of the History program, students will be able to:
- Think historically, read critically, write coherently and speak persuasively
- Situate major historical events within their proper chronological, geographical, thematic and comparative context
- Connect and integrate historical knowledge, grasp the ethical and moral dimensions of history and appreciate the complex and often multi-causal origins of past events
- Identify, evaluate, critique, and interpret a variety of historical sources, both primary and secondary
- Explain the value and application of historiography and various historical methods, approaches and theories
- Use primary and secondary sources to construct sophisticated, persuasive, and logical interpretations of historical problems and events