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The Department of History seeks to provide students with a broad knowledge base in the discipline and highly refined research, writing, and critical thinking skills. The department seeks to provide a foundation for better understanding the world in which we live, to produce high-quality scholarship, which makes a significant contribution to the discipline, and to serve community needs by providing a source for historical information and expertise crucial to preserving the region's heritage.
Student Learning Outcomes
UWF History graduates should be able to do the following:
Evaluation of Student Learning Outcomes
As a History Major you acquire skills and knowledge that serve you for a lifetime, in your personal life as well as in your professional pursuits. The skills you acquire as a History Major — critical-thinking, communication, and project-management skills — make you a well-rounded person and a marketable university graduate. The knowledge you acquire as a History Major — an in depth understanding of the past and how the past relates to the present — serve the same purposes. In your History coursework you will demonstrate the above-mentioned skills and knowledge, while maintaining the highest standards of ethics and integrity. In a senior-year Capstone Experience you will demonstrate, for the purposes of assessing what you can do as a History Major, the same skills and knowledge. At the heart of the Capstone Experience is a portfolio, in which you will exhibit and reflect upon your best work.
Job Prospects for History Majors
Opportunities abound for students who graduate with a major in history. Historians work in schools, at museums, with the media, in politics and law, and in business settings. Although the following list includes some careers that involve graduate education, a partial list of possible occupations includes the following: