1. To give our students the ability to place the classical period, the pre-modern era, and the contemporary world into historical perspective so that they can acquire a better understanding of the world and their place in it.
2. To introduce our students to the craft of historical research and writing so that they are capable of:
a. Carefully analyzing primary sources;
b. Deftly reading secondary source materials;
c. Writing (and re-writing) forceful arguments;
d. Defending their positions with well-documented evidence.
3. To develop effective oral communication skills through seminar discussions, oral reports and conference presentations.
4. To stimulate student interest in the human condition and to inspire students to
lead and to serve their communities.