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History B.A. Student Learning Objectives

Upon completing the Bachelor’s of Arts in History, individuals will be able to demonstrate the following:

1.  An understanding of the discipline of history and its methods, including such concepts as causality, conceptualization, and contextualization, as well as the role of theoretical advances within the discipline.

2.  An understanding of the major trends of historical knowledge of at least two subfields, and the relations between subfields within the larger context of global change.

3.  The facility to conduct research in both primary and secondary resources.

4.  Mastery of advanced analytical skills, including the ability to formulate historical questions, determine bias, express original arguments about the past, and  evaluate and interpret various types of evidence.

5.  Familiarity with basic mechanical skills of writing and analysis, including computer literacy and other skills appropriate to the discipline.

6.  Proficiency in presentation skills, including professionalism, facility with Powerpoint or other techniques of audio and visual content delivery, and the ability to construct an organized and coherent verbal presentation directed to appropriate audience levels.

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    DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
    Hours:
    Mon-Thur: 8-noon, 1-5
    Friday: 8-noon, 1-4

    Contact Information:
    Phone: 562-985-4431
    Office: FO2-106

    Mailing Address:
    1250 Bellflower Blvd
    Long Beach, CA 90840-1601

    Fall 2015 History Advising Schedule

    Department Chair Dr. David Shafer, FO2-102, david.shafer@csulb.edu
    Days/hour vary, please contact the department office

    Undergraduate
    Dr. Jane Dabel, FO2-202, jane.dabel@csulb.edu
    Tuesdays: 8:00-9:00 am; 11:00-12:00 pm
    Thursdays: 8:00-9:00 am; 11:00-12:00 pm
    Fridays by appointment

    Ali Igmen, FO2-116, ali.igmen@csulb.edu
    Mondays: 1:00-3:00 pm
    Wednesdays: 1:00-3:00 pm
    Thursdays by appointment

    Graduate
    Dr. Caitlin Murdock, FO2-203, c.murdock@csulb.edu
    Tuesdays: 11:00-12:30 pm
    Thursdays: 12:00-1:30 pm

    Credential
    Dr. Eileen Luhr, FO2-122, eileen.luhr@csulb.edu
    Mondays: 3:00-6:00 pm
    Tuesdays: 1:30-3:30 pm

    The above hours are on a walk-in basis. Additional hours may be available by appointment. If you would like to schedule an appointment with an advisor, e-mail the advisor directly. Please give them the courtesy of at least 24 hours to respond to your e-mail request.

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