Mission Statement

The mission of the history faculty is threefold. First, to teach students how to draw meaning from the past and prepare them to be informed citizens of a glabal community. This student-oriented department provides individual advisement on scholastic development and career opportunities, while enriching the lives of the students through History Club activities, scholarships and achievement awards. Second, to provide historical expertise for the metropolitan community. Third, to advance and promote the study of history through academic research and involvement in local, national, and international professional organizations.


The history faculty will lead students into the twenty-first century by raising the standards of critical thinking; by encouraging internship programs; by linking historical research and professional development to the needs of the metropolitan community; and by providing a global, national and local historical context for current events.

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