Sep 27, 2023  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2022-2023 
Undergraduate Bulletin 2022-2023 Archived Bulletin

History, B.A.

Kathrin A. Parks, Ph.D., Chair 

General Education 36-39 credits
Major 36 credits
General Elective 45-48 credits

Student Learning Outcomes - History

  1. Demonstrate the ability to understand historical discourse, including the ability to understand and evaluate competing interpretations of the past and theoretical and methodological approaches that have informed historical writing.
  2. Demonstrate educated familiarity with multiple societies.
  3. Demonstrate research skills, especially the ability to identify, collect, and sort out primary sources for a research project.
  4. Demonstrate skills in critical thinking by analyzing, evaluating and synthesizing information from multiple historical sources and developing a persuasive argument supported by evidence.
  5. Demonstrate strong skills for written communication.
  6. Demonstrate strong skills for oral communication.
  7. Demonstrate ability to cite sources in a manner consistent with professionals in the discipline of history.

General Education Requirements


Requirements for the major in History (B.A.):

Students in the first year are advised to select from among 100- and 200- level courses (introductory level courses). Majors, in consultation with a faculty advisor, design a curriculum suited to their particular interests and professional needs. Division approval is required for acceptance as a major, for course distribution within the major, and for graduation. To complete the major, a student must complete L.HIS 288 , L.HIS 489  and L.HIS 490  and maintain at least a 2.300 GPA in 33 credits of history courses taken for the major.

L.HIS 175 , L.HIS 288 , L.HIS 386  , L.HIS 489  and L.HIS 490  must be taken at Loras College. History majors may apply up to 12 transfer credits toward their Loras degree.

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