Having an understanding of the past that gives insight into personal and commonly shared ideas and values, reveals the present as part of a historical process, and provides a basis for critical reflection on the present and future.
A minimum of six (6) semester hours of approved course work in artistic, cultural, economic, intellectual, religious, social, and/or political history is required. At least three semester hours will be in the history of Western Civilization. Courses are not limited to those in the discipline of history; however, the course will have a historical perspective in that they provide students with a sense of the evolution of societies and peoples, including analysis of their history. A historical perspective also entails analyses of various elements, such as the intellectual, cultural, artistic, economic, social, political, and religious characteristics of societies and peoples.
The learning outcome goals for Historical Perspectives include:
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of the history of human civilizations, societies and cultures, and an awareness of the human experience and its applicability to the contemporary world through study of political, social, cultural, environmental, and intellectual issues in pre-modern and modern eras.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to situate primary historical records in their proper contexts and use these sources to construct historical arguments.
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