The BA in History provides a solid Liberal Arts education focusing on the international, multicultural, integrated, and distinctive areas of the global human community, through courses in nonWestern, European, and American history. Through the history of ideas, social movements, religions, cultures, nations, and localities, students consider the totality of the human experience. By taking history courses focused on historical research, students gain that strength of character, power of judgment, capacity of analysis and effectiveness of expression that comes from developing, researching, and presenting independent projects. History faculty strive to prepare students in the concrete critical thinking and communication skills necessary for success in the changing world, while also exposing them to the diversity of the human experience to prepare students f or an interconnected world.