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Bachelor of Arts in History

Bachelor of Arts in History

Tufts University

Medford - Somerville Campus, Medford, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
A degree in history develops skills in analysis and writing that can lead to careers in many fields, such as education, government and law, but also medicine or the sciences. Small course sizes and faculty dedicated to undergraduate education create a favorable environment for intellectual exploration. The Foundation Seminar, research seminars and the possibility for independent study provide the building blocks for students interested in writing a senior thesis. The thesis exchange during the Senior year is a forum for students to develop their projects and learn from their colleagues. Learning Objectives Students graduating from Tufts University with a BA in History will meet the following learning outcomes: Mastery of common historical research methods Ability to identify, locate, access and effectively use both primary and secondary sources in research projects Ability to demonstrate, both orally and in writing: An in-depth knowledge of at least one historical field Understanding of chronology and causation, continuity and change. Knowledge of the historical contexts that influence cultures and ideas. Knowledge of, and appreciation for, regions and cultures other than their own Knowledge of, and appreciation for, global diversity and interdependence Ability to construct an original and plausible historical argument and craft a narrative that is a) grounded in both primary and secondary source information, and b) logically and convincingly supports that argument. Ability to think critically and analytically about historical themes. Ability to clearly and effectively convey historical information orally and in writing.