Dr. P. Townend, chair. Dr. Berkeley, Dr. Bredbenner, Dr. Y. Chen, Dr. Conser, Mr. Dhulipala, Dr. Fain, Dr. Fonvielle, Dr. Gillingham, Dr. Gisolfi, Dr. Gordon, Dr. G. Harris, Dr. LaVere, Dr. McCaffray, Dr. McCarthy, Dr. McFarland, Dr. Mollenauer, Dr. W. Moore, Dr. C. Pollard (graduate program coordinator), Dr. Seidman, Dr. Sepkoski, Dr. Spaulding (undergraduate program coordinator), Dr. Tanny, Dr. Usilton, Dr. Watson.
The Department of History offers a broad-based program of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in history. Specific goals of the undergraduate program include: (1) training the mind and imagination of those who study history; (2) introducing students to worlds, times, places, and cultures – including their own – in ways they have never before considered; and (3) promoting the acquisition of critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. A key component of instruction is three small-group research seminars required of every student. Upon successful completion of the undergraduate history major, students should be able to demonstrate competency in the vital skills of discernment and synthesis.