Historical Foundations

Drake Students will gain greater understanding of the historical foundations of the modern world and the interconnections of global cultures. Two courses are required in this area of inquiry. Students will use historical analyses to study the interplay of multiple forces of change over time. Courses that count for this AOI will engage students to achieve at least two of these student learning outcomes. Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the interplay of the fundamental historical forces (political,social, economic, cultural, scientific, and/or technological) that have shaped the contemporary world.
  2. Describe the historical processes that have contributed significantly to global change.
  3. Articulate an understanding of the histories of societies and cultures necessary to participate in an analysis of critical civic and global issues.
  4. Demonstrate critical reasoning skills necessary to analyze the lived realities of power and wealth differentials between industrialized and developing areas of the world.
  5. Reflect upon the nature of history itself as a product influenced by a nexus of forces, interests, and understandings, and on their own place within that historical context.

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