May 30, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Department of History

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Kristen Oertel

Kristen Oertel
Andrew Grant Wood

Associate Professors
Jonathan Arnold
Thomas Buoye
Jan Doolittle Wilson

Assistant Professor
Nicole Bauer

For more information about degree offerings by the faculty of history, visit the Department of History webpage.

The history major challenges the intellect, inspires the imagination, and stimulates analytical thinking. Historical knowledge provides a valuable background for students considering careers in law, journalism, library and museum work, education, business, and local, state, national, and international public service. Students of history contribute anywhere that a knowledge of domestic and foreign affairs is required, and, of course, to the profession of historical research and teaching.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Historical Comprehension
    a. Analyze the literal and contextual significance of a historical passage.
    b. Identify the central questions in historical narratives.
    c. Articulate historical perspectives.
  2. Historical Analysis and Interpretation
    a. Compare and contrast opposed and/or multiple sets of ideas, interpretations, values, personalities, behaviors and/or institutions.
    b. Assess competing historical narratives.
    c. Hypothesize the impacts and significance of past events.
  3. Historical Research Capabilities
    a. Articulate historical questions.
    b. Acquire and evaluate historical data.
    c. Compose a sound historical interpretation and argument.





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