History Department Learning Objectives

Students will engage history as an interpretive discipline that investigates changes and continuities over time.

  • Students will examine change over time by analyzing the complex interplay of social, political, economic, cultural, and environmental forces that people both participate in and experience.

 

  • Students will develop the ability to empathize with peoples from different time periods, world regions and cultures, and social positions as a way to understand the complexity of human motivations and historical contexts.

 

  • Students will understand history as a constructed narrative - woven together from fragmentary and incomplete evidence and shaped by the narrator’s world view.

 

  • Students will learn to formulate persuasive written and oral historical arguments and support them with reasoned choices of evidence and analysis that takes contradictory evidence into account.
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January 17, 2017
A Nigerian-born author whose debut work of fiction received international acclaim will deliver a free public reading at Drake University next month.
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