Minor in History
The history minor emphasizes the value of historical study to the development of the musician as an informed and responsible world citizen. Students explore concepts of historical thinking and research. They examine and evaluate primary and secondary sources, and learn to incorporate sources in their own writing. Students also learn to synthesize multiple views. Students develop their own analyses of historical events, as they assess and organize historical evidence, and confront bias in historical writings. The history minor provides artistic, philosophical, cultural, and historical context for the music and art that students study. The minor enhances students' artistic and cultural perspective.
Upon completion of a minor in history, students will:
- Apply concepts of historical thinking;
- Evaluate major themes, trends, and key terminology in the study of history;
- Evaluate primary and secondary sources;
- Synthesize multiple views;
- Assess historical evidence;
- Evaluate bias in historical writings;
- Connect the study of history with the study of music; and
- Employ speaking and writing to reflect, develop ideas, pose questions, solve problems, analyze arguments, and recognize faulty logic.