You will examine the human experience from a variety of perspectives—politically, socially, ideologically, and culturally—on a global scale.
To meet the challenges of today's rapidly changing and interdependent world, it is important to understand how individuals and groups are affected by historical trends and events. The history concentration encourages exploration of the human condition in a manner that is both deep chronologically looking back to the ancient and pre-modern periods and broad in approach. You examine the human experience from a variety of perspectives politically, socially, ideologically, and culturally on a global scale. You also learn to develop and to utilize the skills critical to navigating today's world, including assessing evidence, evaluating arguments, and understanding how to synthesize various types of information. The curriculum encourages you to go beyond the more common aspects of history and to delve into how individuals, families, and societies construct different versions of the past. So, you explore not only the past, but also how the past becomes history. Students select one course from each of the following categories and one additional course from any category (4 courses total).
SOCIAL SCIENCES COURSES OF INTERDISCIPLINARY INTEREST
Valuing interdisciplinary studies, we encourage students to consider courses outside of their specific degree area. To help you explore our course catalog, here are a few courses that we think might interest you, by program.