The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Humanities

Mission, objectives and learning outcomes

B.A. in History

Mission

The History Program at the Lebanese American University aims to provide students with a solid grounding in a variety of world historical epochs in order to reinforce their qualification potential for a wide range of career opportunities.

Program Objectives

The objectives of the History Program at the Lebanese American University are to

  1. Prepare graduates for field-related careers in Lebanon and abroad;
  2. Prepare graduates for follow-up graduate programs in History and other related interdisciplinary fields;
  3. Prepare graduates who are equipped with the knowledge, the critical thinking/reading/writing skills, the curiosity, and the creative impulse to pursue meaningful life-long learning.

Learning Outcomes

Students of this program will be able to:

  1. Analyze historical texts from multiple perspectives in their respective intellectual, social, and political contexts;
  2. Demonstrate the ability to interpret, explain, and evaluate critically the overt as well as the underlying meanings of historical texts;
  3. Appraise the principal theoretical assumptions that relate history to the wider culture;
  4. Demonstrate synthetic comprehension of broad epochal cross-sections as they reflect the prevailing intellectual temper of the times (Zeitgeist);
  5. Interpret historical documents and texts from a systematic and formal historiographical perspective;
  6. Demonstrate the ability to write learnedly and with scholarly acumen for various print, artistic, technical, and media genres;
  7. Produce original scholarly and documented historical research projects of significant length.

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