History Major Learning Objectives
A major in history at the University of Mount Union will provide students with skills in historical research and analysis, an understanding of the past and in-depth knowledge of specific historical periods.
As part of the history major requirements, students will develop an appreciation of other peoples and cultures in addition to U.S. history, enhancing students' multicultural understanding which will prepare students for successful history careers in areas such as education, law and government, business management, writing and research.
Students with a history major can also continue their education in graduate programs in their field or at law schools across the nation.
History majors are members of student organizations such as the History and Political Science Club and Phi Alpha Theta honorary.
Experiential learning will allow students to use their classroom knowledge in a practical environment through internships at local, county, and state historical societies, volunteering at the Haines House Underground Project, online journal editing, participation in regional and local conferences, lecture series, field trips and social gatherings.
If learning about history and creating an analysis of the past interests you or researching specific past time periods is something you would like to do, check out the History major at Mount Union today!
History Learning Objectives
Successful students who complete the history degree program will be able to
- demonstrate the ability to read and write as students of history, which means that they will be able to comprehend written material, describe the relevant issues, understand the basic arguments and then defend their own positions.
- show their familiarity with major events, personalities and issues related to the period being studied.
- approach the literature critically, analyzing and synthesizing information to answer or produce arguments and counter-arguments within the field.
- address the historiography of the topic, which means that they will be able to think critically about the issues and how other historians have interpreted them.
- use historical data to make judgments on historical topics.