“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey
History is a study of the past. The past not only defines our lives, society, and the world we live in today, but shapes the pathway to the future. Students of history study individuals, groups, communities, nations, people, and cultures from different times and places. Many different methods are applied to effectively learn about history. History students examine the past through different perspectives and apply various analytical techniques to raise questions and think critically about the past. In addition to learning about amazing events, history provides us with a better understanding of our present lives.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Critical Thinking: Analyze information and data to achieve a better understanding of present society in reference to the past.
- Global Awareness: Recognize and articulate how past events are interconnected throughout the world.
- Personal and Social Responsibility: Recognize and articulate the many struggles and accomplishments of different cultural groups from past events.