The Curriculum

Historical Consciousness

The requirement in this domain consists of courses that provide students with a context for understanding relationships between historical events and the connection between past and present.

Historical Consciousness (H)

Requirement: one course (a historical survey of a significant period of history or region of the world)

The requirement in this domain consists of courses that provide students with a context for understanding relationships between historical events and the connection between past and present. The requirement in the historical consciousness domain will be drawn from courses that survey a period in history or a region of the world. These courses demonstrate the methods and theories with which historians deal with such issues as causation, the role of perspective and judgment in reconstructing the past, conflicting interpretations of historical events and processes, and the ways in which evidence is analyzed and evaluated as a tool for reconstructing the past.