Jan 26, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of History, Geography, and Global Studies


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The Department of History, Geography, and Global Studies offers a major in history with several concentrations and minors in History, African-American Studies, and Global Studies.

Program Objectives

The course offerings in history are sufficient in breadth and depth to enable a student to acquire a strong foundation in the discipline. The main objectives of the department are to 1) help students to acquire a sound understanding of the development of America and to appreciate the contributions made by African Americans, 2) help students to acquire knowledge of and appreciation for the history and culture of other nations, 3) help students to develop their ability to analyze, synthesize, and interpret historical events, 4) enable students to understand the impact of the past upon the present, 5) prepare students for graduate and professional school, for teaching, and for other history-related careers, and 6) provide opportunities for students to use research methods to collect, analyze, and evaluate historical data. The major concentrations in history are African American History, African History, History/Social Studies Education, and United States History.

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