History

A degree in History is the key to critical, independent thinking -- leading you to careers in education, law, government and more. At RWU, our students learn how to interpret the past so they can better understand the present and intelligently anticipate the future. Through the Great Cities Program, you’ll also have the opportunity to deepen your study of history and culture by traveling the world.

Degree Requirements

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To read more about our academic offerings, or to view full course descriptions, please refer to our University Catalog.

Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Locate, analyze, and interpret a variety of primary and secondary sources with logic, clarity, and persuasiveness.
  2. Develop an understanding of historiography, historical methodology, and research.
  3. Demonstrate historical literacy related to historical time periods and area studies.
  4. Exhibit a sophisticated appreciation of the complexities and ambiguities in history and culture.
  5. Address the historical impacts of transnational exchanges.
  6. Critique how histories are produced by and reimagined in the face of systems of power.