2023-2024 Catalog 
    Jul 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History Major

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Understand the breadth and diversity of human experience across time and space
  • Develop a substantive knowledge of range and depth in their area(s) of concentration, whether regional and/or topical-thematic
  • Think critically and historically about the past
  • Understand and appropriately apply historical research methods
  • Craft and present persuasive historical arguments in both oral and written forms
  • Understand how the practice of history can establish a valuable framework for considering ethical issues in the past and present

Honors in History

Senior History majors having a 3.5 grade point average (GPA) for twenty-four (24) or more units of History courses may elect to prepare, for Honors, a senior thesis under the supervision of a professor in the area of the student’s emphasis. In most cases the thesis will be completed in one semester, earning the student four (4) units of credit. Under special circumstances, the thesis may be extended to two semesters and eight (8) units of credit.