Department of History Goals and Requirements

100-level courses


Students will gain:Dr. Julian Chambliss with students


                  Knowledge of a broad sweep of historical content

                  An understanding of cause and effect in history

                  An introduction to the concept of historiography

                  An introduction to primary sources

Students can expect:


                  To read 1000+ pages of text

                  To write around ten pages of formal analytical writing

                  To complete additional assignments if required

 

200-level courses


Students will gain:


                  In-depth knowledge of specific historical content

                  An understanding of historical theory

                  A greater familiarity with historiography

                  An ability to work with primary sources

Students can expect:


                  To read 1200+ pages of text

                  To write around fifteen pages of formal analytical writing

                  To complete additional assignments if required

 

300-level courses


Students will gain:


                  A detailed knowledge of a specific sub-field of history

                  The ability to research history independently

                  An extensive understanding of historiography

                  The ability to analyze and utilize primary sources

Students can expect:


                  To read 1500+ pages of text

                  To write around twenty-five to thirty pages of formal analytical writing

                  To complete additional assignments if required