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History, B.A.

Graduates earning a bachelor’s degree in history from Hood College:

  1. Develop an understanding of a range of historical periods and geographical areas through:
    • Demonstrating familiarity with the key vocabulary, facts and concepts of world history either before or after 1500;
    • Demonstrating familiarity with key vocabulary, facts and concepts of the history of one pre-modern period and region or one non-western region; and
    • Demonstrating familiarity with key vocabulary, facts and concepts of U. S. history both at the introductory level and in a more specialized course setting.
  2. Learn and employ the standard methodologies of the historical profession through:
    • Identifying and analyzing primary sources;
    • Analyzing and making historical arguments;
    • Carrying out historical research; and
    • Writing reflectively on a planned exercise in experiential learning.