MISSION STATEMENT
HISTORY DEPARTMENT

The Mission of the History Department, grounded in the peace and justice values of the Sisters of Divine Providence, is to develop students’ commitment to lifelong learning and service through the study of the diversity and complexity of the human past.



STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Through the fulfillment of our mission, students of The Department of History at Our Lady of the Lake University should be able to:

    1.    Understand the complexity and diversity of the human past.
    2.    Exercise inquisitiveness, critical thinking, and clear communication with classmates, faculty, and the community.
    3.    Conduct careful research using print and electronic resources to analyze, synthesize and interpret historical evidence and ideas and present the results clearly and effectively.
    4.    Apply the major theories, concepts and methods of historians in a meaningful way that will contribute to their effectiveness in graduate school or professions like teaching, law, politics, and business and in service organizations.
    5.    Deepen understanding and demonstrate appreciation of both cultural differences and essential unity as human beings and as guardians of the survival of the precious earth.

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Submitted on behalf of OLLU’s History Department by Sister Margit Nagy, PhD, Chair
9/25/09

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