2019-2020 College Catalog 
    May 27, 2024  
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History Major, B.A./B.S.

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General Information:

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

The objectives of the history major are: 1) to develop a knowledge of the major events, individuals, institutions, and ideas that have shaped American and Western history  (academic); 2) to cultivate skills in the collection, evaluation, and communication of historical data, and to prepare hard-working students of character for successful careers in education, business, law, the ministry, libraries and museums, and public service (vocational); 3) to explore the influence of the Judeo-Christian tradition in shaping both American and Western culture and to acquire an awareness of the breadth and diversity of that tradition and its implications for our lives (Christian); 4) to appreciate American ideals and institutions and their roots in the broader Western experience in order to encourage civic engagement and love of country (patriotic); and 5) to expose students to and to engage them in discussion of great works of literature, art, architecture, and music from throughout the American and Western traditions producing well-rounded individuals with high personal standards of virtue, truth, and beauty (cultural). 

History Major Requirements: 28 credit hours


Foreign languages, database research, and other courses in the social sciences and humanities are recommended.

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