Richard Weikart, Ph.D., Chair
Office: Bizzini Hall 118
Phone: (209) 667-3238
Professors: Carroll, B., Regalado, Taniguchi, Weikart
Associate Professor: Royer, Sanchez-Walker, Wang
Assistant Professors: David, Garone
Bachelor of Arts in History
Minor in History
Minor in World History
Master of Arts in History* with a concentration in International Relations and a concentration for secondary school teachers
Liberal Studies degree concentration in History
Social Sciences degree concentration in History
*See the Graduate Catalog.
History provides a general background for studying the humanities or social sciences and understanding the contemporary world. Preparation in history is especially useful for careers which require careful judgment on the basis of limited evidence, such as the United States Foreign Service, journalism, and law, as well as teaching and a variety of civil service functions.
The Department of History supports the concept of international education and encourages students to investigate opportunities for overseas study described in the Global Affairs section of the catalog.
Liberal Studies concentration in History
Please refer to the Liberal Studies section of the catalog.
Social Sciences concentration in History
Please refer to the Social Sciences program section of the catalog.
Students are expected to be able to:
- Develop skills in critical thinking and analysis.
- Locate secondary and primary historical sources in all forms.
- Analyze secondary sources to recognize their main interpretations.
- Analyze primary sources, understanding the importance of historical context.
- Implement effective written and oral communication skills.
- Cite sources properly.
- Demonstrate the ability to perceive any given event from more than one cultural viewpoint.