Historical Foundations

Drake Students will gain greater understanding of the historical foundations of the modern world and the interconnections of global cultures. Two courses are required in this area of inquiry. Students will use historical analyses to study the interplay of multiple forces of change over time. Courses that count for this AOI will engage students to achieve at least two of these student-learning outcomes. Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the interplay of the fundamental historical forces (political, social, economic, cultural, scientific, and/or technological) that have shaped the contemporary world.
  2. Describe the historical processes that have contributed significantly to global change.
  3. Articulate an understanding of the histories of societies and cultures necessary to participate in an analysis of critical civic and global issues.
  4. Demonstrate critical reasoning skills necessary to analyze the lived realities of power and wealth differentials between industrialized and developing areas of the world.
  5. Reflect upon the nature of history itself as a product influenced by a nexus of forces, interests, and understandings, and on their own place within that historical context.

To fulfill this requirement keep in mind that at least half of your course must address the AOI requested. Normally courses meet only one AOI. Exceptions must be clearly supported.

Please list all cross-listed numbers.
List any prerequisites for this course.
If the course already meets one AOI, please mention which one.

If the course is approved to meet this AOI you should place that information on the syllabus for the course and include the Historical Foundations Learning Outcomes that are part of the class in the syllabus as well.

The UCC also encourages you or a representative from your program or department to attend our meeting for added clarification and quick turnaround.

Please inform the committee if there is a substantial change in an approved course, including a course number or major title change. This may require re-submission.