Explore different worlds, times, places, and cultures and understand how each of them has shaped and formed the environment we live in today with a Bachelor of Arts in History. This in-depth study of the past will broaden your perspective and guide you in uncovering the essential elements of human existence. You’ll know the fascinating work of historians as you examine court documents, diaries, letters, and newspaper accounts; conduct research; write; teach; evaluate; and make recommendations.
A history degree is excellent preparation for journalists, ad writers, editors, and anyone interested in producing multimedia materials and documentaries. Historians work as researchers in museums and local historical organizations that deal with cultural resources management and historic preservation, and make valuable contributions to government and private think tanks. Graduates with a Bachelor of Arts History degree often become educators themselves, as well as enjoy rewarding careers as information managers such as archivists, records managers, and librarians. The field of law also attracts many history graduates.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate knowledge of U.S. and world history.
- Analyze a variety of primary sources.
- Analyze secondary sources for their argument and use of supporting evidence.
- Discuss current concerns, new theories, new evidence and issues that shape the history of historical interpretation.
- Conduct historical research and support with appropriate primary and secondary source materials.
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