History

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE WITH PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

 

HUM_SetWidth364-History116The History program emphasizes key skills of the discipline of history: inquiry, interpretation and presentation. After demonstrating competence in basic history chronology, students engage in historical research and analysis while developing thinking and communication skills. Students then apply those skills during internships designed to meet their personal and professional goals. Global perspective and cultural history are important content emphases in the program.

 

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What can I do with this major?
Teacher/educator
Museum staff/administrator
Researcher/analyst
Writer/editor
Administrator
Politician
Government worker
Library staff member
 
Program Highlights
  • Dynamic course offerings such as Historical Perspectives.  This course allows students to engage in in-depth research and modern discourse on a variety of historical topics.
  • Exciting Internship opportunities.  Internships provide students with practical, professional experience in the field of history, foster professional connections and build professional portfolios.  
  • Student centered research.  Research projects are designed to allow students the opportunity to explore historical topics that reflect their personal and professional interests.
  • Individual attention.  Program faculty work closely with students to develop the skills, knowledge base and professional plan necessary to achieve career goals.

 

Katie Walkner

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Division Director 
Art and Humanities 
katie.walkner@sl.edu 
920-686-6145 

Walkner emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to history in her introductory and advanced history courses. She encourages practical application of historical methods through internships, student driven research, and historical simulations.  Walkner is a member of the Learning Community faculty team which strives to help freshmen students make the transition from high school to a successful college experience.