Dec 01, 2021  
2021-2022 Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 Bulletin

Department of History and Political Science


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Mission

The Department of History and Political Science is committed to training students to become competent citizens at home and abroad. The department is home to faculty members whose pedigree - national and international - uniquely positions them to train the next generation of leaders with a keen understanding of the core ideas, historical and political processes, which have shaped and continue to shape societies.

Goals

  • To make students aware of the major historical and political developments, around the world.
  • To give students experience in reading the relevant literary sources and to acquire skills of discussing, presenting and writing about them.
  • To equip students with the requisite tools and methodologies for critical thinking, inquiry, discovery, and sustained curiosity for learning, leadership, and service.
  • To keep students current about the latest developments and trends in their respective disciplines
  • To promote initially interdisciplinary collaboration between History and Political Science and, where possible, with other disciplines.
  • To evaluate the performance of students across various criteria and measures with express aims of improving rates of retention, performance, and graduation.

History Objectives

  • To provide students with requisite knowledge, skills and competencies in History.
  • To provide various methodologies and perspectives of historiography and historical inquiry about world civilizations and historical developments.
  • To engage in interdisciplinary collaboration between History and Political Science and other disciplines.
  • To expose students to educational enrichment activities, programs, and practical experiences that expands opportunities for making choices about careers and life-long engagements.
  • To prepare students for graduate/professional studies in History or other career fields of interest.

Political Science Objectives

  • To provide students with opportunities to acquire and apply core knowledge, skills and competencies in Political Science.
  • To engage students in conducting and presenting Political Science research projects based on various methodologies and perspectives.
  • To engage students in interdisciplinary activities for the benefit of learning, collaborating and networking with other students.
  • To assist students with identifying opportunities for educational enrichment beyond their academic work in the classroom.
  • To motivate and encourage students to pursue graduate/professional programs.
  • To facilitate students appreciation of an active and sustained life of intellectual and social activity.

History and Political Science Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will acquire and apply core knowledge, skills, and competencies, in History and Political Science.
  • Students will be able to conduct and present history and political science research projects based on various methodologies and perspectives.
  • Students will engage in interdisciplinary activities for the benefit of learning, collaborating and networking with one another.
  • Students will be assisted and be able to identify opportunities for educational enrichment beyond their academic work in the classroom.
  • Students will be motivated and encouraged to pursue graduate/professional program.
  • Students will appreciate and embrace and active and sustained life of intellectual and social activity. 

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