Fascinated with the past? As a History major you will study the richness of ancient cultures and their impact on today’s society.
The Humanities department provides students with scholarly and practical opportunities for learning about the discrete disciplines of Communications, Drama, English, the Fine Arts, History, and Philosophy.
Students are also offered the opportunity to ground their undergraduate experience in an American Studies major, a History and Social Studies major, or a Liberal Studies major, as well as the Humanities Core curriculum courses.
All Humanities courses seek to instill the significances of and the means by which discrete disciplines within the Humanities interact not only with each other, but also with fields of study outside the traditional purview of the Humanities. Learning is done with a conscious awareness of how the study of the Humanities relates to a Christian worldview.
Part 1: General Education Core
(See Core Studies Requirements)
Part 2: History Major
35 credits (minimum): 15 credits in residence, 17 credits upper division. Required:
- Graduates will identify culturally grounded assumptions that have influenced the perception and behavior of people in the past and identify those that influence their own perception and behavior.
- Graduates will effectively locate and analyze primary and secondary sources relevant to historical inquiry.
- Graduates will demonstrate critical engagement with the history of Christianity and Christian thought and the history of cities through oral and written forms.
- Graduates will take responsibility for their own interpretations of the past by explaining and defending them publicly in a variety of personal and professional contexts.
- Graduates will transform culture by engaging aesthetic urban contexts and communities.
(Updated Sept. 2015)