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2017-2018 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


History is about life—the way people in the past made lives for themselves, the cultures they created, the political and social forces that shaped them, and how those forces continue to influence the world today.

History lends perspective to the educated mind, allowing students to understand the social, economic, political, intellectual, and religious structures that have shaped the modern world. History students are well-read, well-informed, and well-rounded. The History program encourages them to think critically and creatively about the past, to carry out careful research, to communicate clearly, and to construct good, evidence based arguments. Our graduates make ideal candidates in a variety of professional fields. Many of our students go on to be inspiring teachers, some pursue their interest in history in graduate school, and most take leading positions in the professional market place, in business, law, and government service.

Students who have successfully completed a B.A. in History from Lakeland University should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of history and the people, places, ideas, and major events that shaped it.
  • Construct evidence-based arguments using a variety of historical sources.
  • Communicate ideas clearly and professionally in both written and oral form.  

Associate Professor: Rick Dodgson


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