About the Program

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, speak persuasively, and communicate effectively.
  • 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 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.
  • EVALUATE and critically assess the validity of historical evidence and interpretations.
  • USE primary and secondary sources to construct sophisticated, persuasive, and logical interpretations of historical problems and events.