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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.

Contact:

Dr. Eric Schmaltz
Professor of History
Department of Social Sciences
Jesse Dunn 321
Northwestern-Alva
(580) 327-8526
ejschmaltz@nwosu.edu


Clubs

Leviathan Society

Phi Alpha Theta

Triple R Corral of Westerners International

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. 

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.

 

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