May 30, 2024  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Department of History


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Chair
Thomas Buoye

Professors
Joseph C. Bradley
Christine Ruane
Andrew Grant Wood

Associate Professors
Jonathan Arnold
Thomas Buoye
Brian Hosmer
Kristen Oertel
Jan Doolittle Wilson

Assistant Professor
Jeremy Kuzmarov

The history major exposes students to a range of historical issues and problems, and develops the fundamental skills necessary to the practice of the historian’s craft. It allows a level of specialization that promotes an appreciation of the complexity of human affairs and the difficulties involved in their interpretation. 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 Objectives

  • Demonstrate understanding in several areas of history;
  • Demonstrate a range of critical thinking skills transferable to a wide range of careers;
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the complexity of human affairs and the difficulties involved in their interpretation; and
  • Perform research and demonstrate oral and written communication skills.

Programs

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    Courses

      History

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