College of Arts & Sciences

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Goals

  1. Critical Thinking
    Students will strengthen their command of critical thinking skills essential to the study of history, learning how to evaluate materials more thoroughly with regard to context, content, genre, and reliability.

  2. Historical Perspective
    Students will become familiarized with different understandings of the nature of history itself, exploring the philosophy of history both as a distinctive theoretical discipline and as a particular aspect of the history of ideas.

  3. Historiographical Fluency
    Students will acquire familiarity with a broad range of historical literature in their chosen concentration, showing how distinctive interpretations of historical events and phenomena have developed and applying the arguments of different schools of historical thinking to discrete events and broader movements.

  4. Historian's Craft
    Students will learn to engage in the historian's craft of research and writing, further developing their skill to absorb, assimilate, and analyze complex information, formulate their own original historical arguments, and present them within coherent historical narratives.

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