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History and Global Studies

The History degree program is a generalist program which provides coursework to students wishing to pursue study in American History and European History.  The program has consistently prepared students for post-graduate school for those who wish to pursue graduate degrees in History.

The Global Studies degree program was designed to prepare students for exciting careers in global business and government service.  The program is primarily focused on international politics, global history, and cultural studies, and works well as a major or minor for students pursuing coursework in Foreign Language and International Business.

 

COURSE ROTATION

Contact:

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Northwestern-Alva
(580) 327-
email@nwosu.edu

 

Student Learning Outcomes

History Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) along with Curriculum Maps for each program.


History/History graduates should be able to do the following:
SLO #1 Content Area Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Recognize and apply significant concepts and principles in the discipline of history.
  • Identify key elements in understanding history (i.e. historical context and significance, political and social figures and events, cultural differences etc.).
  • Develop expertise in a historical sub-discipline (i.e. Regional, American, European or Public History).

SLO #2 Critical Thinking Skills

  • Critically analyze and evaluate historical evidence.
  • Evaluate and critically assess historical research.
  • Recognize and interpret historical events and trends to explain change over time.
  • Produce plausible explanations about cause and effect of events.
  • Identify influence of historical context on people, places, and things.

SLO #3 Communication Skills

  • Create written papers based on relevant historical research.
  • Discuss historical and political issues in the United States and the world.
  • Demonstrate competency in using APA or Chicago documentation style.
  • Effectively communicate in written and verbal form.

SLO #4 Ethics and Leadership Abilities

  • Exercise academic and professional integrity in all forms.
  • Analyze and evaluate ethical issues which confront historians and historical practice.
  • Demonstrate professional leadership in group contexts.
     

Curriculum Map Legend: I=Introduced; R=Reinforced; M=Mastered; A=Assessed

Curriculum Map for History

Assessment Plan for History and Global Studies

SLOS METHODOLOGIES MEASURE OF SUCCESS
SLO #1 - Student will demonstrate content area knowledge, skills, and abilities HIS 4013 Term Paper 75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (100).
  HIS 4013 Final Exam 75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (100).
SLO #2 - Student will demonstrate critical thinking skills. HIS 4433 Proposal 75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (200).
  HIS 4013 Final Exam 75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (100).
SLO #3 - Student will demonstrate quality communication skills in both written and verbal form. HIS 4433 Proposal Presentation 75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (25).
  HIS 4013 Term Paper 75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (100).
SLO #4 - Student will demonstrate ethical decision-making and professional leadership HIS 4433 Final Exam 75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points (100).
  HIS 4433 Proposal 75% of students will score at or above 75% of total possible points.

 

Scholarships

The Department of Social Sciences offers several scholarships to students who are majoring in the one of the programs within the department. Those students who have excelled academically are encouraged to complete the Social Sciences Scholarship Application by February 15 of each year. The form must be submitted before March 15 to be eligible for an Academic Scholarship.

Students also must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.

For more information, please visit Scholarships.

The list of available scholarships includes:

  • Sabin C. & Pearl Ellen Percefull Scholarship for one of the Social Sciences
  • Donovan & Dorothy Reichenberger Scholarship for one of the Social Sciences
  • Dr. John C. Sheffield Scholarship for one of the Social Sciences
  • Jay Linder Scholarship for Pre-Law students
  • Glen Jenlink Scholarship for Law Enforcement majors and minors
  • G. W. Nichols Scholarship for Law Enforcement
  • Shafer Family Scholarship for Law Enforcement
  • R. B. Yadon Scholarship for Law Enforcement
  • Floyd S. Sibley Scholarshipfor Sociology
  • Ronald Reagan Scholarshipfor Political Science
  • Frank Wadley Scholarship for Political Science
  • John Slack Scholarship for Political Science
  • Cunningham Family Endowed Lectureship in Criminal Justice

Additionally, the Northwestern Foundation awards numerous other scholarships for transfer students, campus participation and miscellaneous unspecified scholarships. The Foundation is located in the Student Center Building on the Alva campus. Foundation personnel may be contacted by calling 580-327-8593 or via email to nwalumni@nwosu.edu.

Careers for Degree

History Careers Include:

Teacher, Professor, National and State Park Interpreter, Cultural Resources Manager, Preservationist, Museum Curator, Heritage Tourism Developer, Program Administrator, Lecturer, Researcher, Policy Analyst, Historic Trust Administrator... and many more.

Global Studies Careers Include:

International Business, Cultural Resources Manager, Global Marketing, Foreign Service Officer, Researcher, Policy Analyst, Professor, Cultural Programs Intrepreter, Heritage Tourism, International Affairs Officer... and many more.

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