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The EOU History Department offers a B.A. completely online, all taught by faculty engaged in active scholarly research in their fields and who are subject matter experts. The faculty balances teaching and research to expose students to theoretical developments in the discipline while helping students develop critical thinking skills, academic writing skills, and helping them become informed readers and citizens. Even online, EOU offers courses ranging from Renaissance Europe to environmental history to history through film. The history degree provides a context for the study of other disciplines and for students to understand the continuity of societies. It also helps prepare inpiduals for responsible citizenship in a perse society.
This program requires 15 credits in the lower pision from U.S. History and World Civilization courses. It requires 10 credits in each of the following categories: U.S. History, European and World History, and Western, Comparative, and Thematic History. Students must take 15 credits of Historical Theory and Method courses, including a History capstone. For the capstone, students have the option to write a thesis or complete a project in public history (working in archives or museums). Students who intend to teach at the elementary or secondary level may also work with faculty to develop a curriculum module that takes state standards into consideration.
EOU history students go on to graduate school, law school, and careers in teaching, public service, research, libraries, and museums. The foundation of the discipline is a liberal education, which prepares students to enter a variety of careers and disciplines.
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