Philip Garone, Ph.D., Chair
Office: Bizzini Hall 118
Phone: (209) 667-3238
Professors: Carroll, B., Regalado, S., Garone, P., Royer, K., Sanchez-Walker, M., Wang, S., Weikart, R.
Assistant Professor: Wolfe-Hunnicutt, B., Fahrenthold, S.
Bachelor of Arts in History
Minor in History
Minor in World History
Master of Arts in History
Liberal Studies degree concentration in History
Social Sciences degree concentration in History
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 International Education section of the catalog.
Program Learning Outcomes
Undergraduate Students will:
- Demonstrate skills in critical thinking and analysis;
- Locate primary and secondary sources in all forms and properly cite;
- Analyze and understand the main arguments of secondary sources;
- Analyze and understand the importance of historical context for primary sources;
- Communicate effectively in written format;
- Perceive a given event from more than one historical perspective.
Graduate Students will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the range of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of history;
- Demonstrate knowledge of historical events and their larger significance, including global context and/or multicultural sensitivity;
- Demonstrate and apply knowledge of relevant scholarly historical interpretations;
- Demonstrate the ability to conduct historiographic and/or original historical research.