Nancy Baker, Rosanne Barker, Terry Bilhartz, Ty Cashion, Thomas Cox, Caroline Castillo-Crimm, Jeff Crane, Brian Domitrovic, Charles Heath, Ken Hendrickson, Jeff Littlejohn, David Mayes, James Olson, Andrew Orr, Nicholas Pappas, Katherine Pierce, Bernadette Pruitt, Nicolaas Rupke, Robert Shadle, Tracy Steele, Nancy Zey
The Department of History will prepare students to analyze major historical events, evaluate changes in values and institutions over time, assess complex forces at work in the past and today, and learn how, in written and oral expression, to explain those changes. In doing so, the department will prepare students for any career requiring critical and analytical skills. The Department of History considers itself a vehicle—through teaching, research and service—for presenting and critiquing the values of the past and for conveying those values and critiques to future generations.
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Knowledge of history is a key to the future. History is the foundation of virtually all academic disciplines because intellectual progress is based on a critique of traditional assumptions, dogmas, and paradigms. In a series of writing-intensive courses, students develop analytical, verbal, and cultural skills that can be applied to a variety of professional settings.