Nov 28, 2023  
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog


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Offered on the Crete campus

Professor Jarvis
Professor Orsag
Assistant Professor Buchkoski

History is the study of the past, and of change over time. At Doane, the history major is geared toward in-depth study of Western (American and European) history and traditions. The major also exposes students to non-Western cultures such as those of Asia and the Middle East.  History graduates go on to graduate study and work in a variety of career fields. History majors are attractive to employers because they have the ability to think critically, have developed good written and verbal communication skills, and are careful and attentive researchers.  Over the years, a number of Doane history majors have won the prestigious Fulbright scholarship for post-graduation employment and/or research at an international site.

Student Learning Outcomes

As a result of completing the History program, students will have the following skills: 

  1. Historical Knowledge: Student demonstrates an ability to recall and understand historical events and can discuss the larger historical context.
  2. Historical Method: Student demonstrates an ability to understand the historical method and can employ the methodology.
  3. Interpretation: Student can locate and interpret multiple historical perspectives through an analysis of evidence.
  4. Application: Student employs the appropriate use of historical methodology through the process of developing and writing an original work of historical research, analysis, and interpretation.



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