2016-2017 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    Jul 23, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Office: Humanities Center, Room 322a
Telephone: 410‑617‑2326
Website: www.loyola.edu/academic/history

Chair: Steven C. Hughes, Professor

Professors: John R. Breihan; David Carey, Jr.; Charles W. Cheape (emeritus); Kelly R. DeVries; Steven C. Hughes; Matthew B. Mulcahy; Thomas R. Pegram; Elizabeth Schmidt; R. Keith Schoppa (emeritus); Martha C. Taylor; Joseph J. Walsh
Associate Professors: Charles Borges, S.J.; Katherine Stern Brennan; Bill M. Donovan; Angela M. Leonard; P. Andrew McCormick (emeritus); Francis G. McManamin, S.J. (emeritus); Sara Scalenghe
Assistant Professors: Michele Alacevich; Chad R. Diehl; Willeke Sandler
Instructor: Jane Elizabeth Edwards

The history major, traditionally a preparation for careers in law, business, teaching and research, combines rigorous study with close personal interaction between students and faculty. In addition to classroom contacts, departmental colloquia and lectures held periodically during the academic year keep history majors, minors, and faculty members current with each other's research and other concerns.

History major and minor requirements are deliberately flexible in order to accommodate a wide variety of other subjects of study; history advisors will work with students to tailor the most appropriate individual program of study at Loyola. A departmental honors project, centered around an extensive research paper or senior thesis, is available to selected seniors. Application is made in the junior year.

Learning Aims

Students who graduate with a history major will:

  • have an appreciation of both change and continuity across time;
  • have a broad understanding of the major developments in the world during the modern period;
  • have a more specialized knowledge of particular events, time periods, and places in the United States, Europe, and the non-Western world;
  • have an understanding of how historians interpret the past and use and evaluate primary and secondary sources to construct arguments;
  • have an appreciation of historical methodologies and the ability to conduct research using library and web-based sources;
  • have the ability to craft arguments based on evidence and present those arguments in well-written, analytical essays;
  • have an appreciation of the past as a source for reflection on ethical issues and social justice, informed by the Jesuit tradition.




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