This is a concentration within the Bachelor of Arts program in Liberal Studies. Please view the information for the Department of Liberal Studies in conjunction with this concentration information.
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The Department of History seeks to produce students well educated in the past experiences of humanity and how that past might best be understood and its significance appreciated within a contemporary framework. Students are led to observe and understand history beyond simply the mere accumulation of disconnected facts; they are taught the importance of those facts in the context of causes and consequences. To achieve that goal, the courses listed employ a methodology of critical analysis, by virtue of research papers, discussion, varied educational projects, and essay examinations to best understand and appreciate the historical data in relationship to the past and present. Of equal importance, the selected courses will expose the Liberal Studies student to the essential historical elements that contribute to the contemporary multicultural environment both in the United States and the global arena.