The History Department at Norfolk State University offers a spectrum of courses in local, national, and world history. Students can work towards a B.A. in history in one of five tracks: B.A. in History, B.A. in History-Online, B.A. in History-Social Science, B.A. in History-Military Science (Army) or B.A. in History-Military Science (Navy). Students can also minor in history or earn a concentration in the African Diaspora in addition to a traditional bachelors degree. Departmental faculty work in tandem with students to create an active community, where civic-oriented historians study their city's past in order to improve their nation's present and their world's future. Our department is home to the Joseph Jenkins Roberts Center for the Study of the African Diaspora
, which hosts exciting programming on the history of people of African descent in the world.
The History Department at Norfolk State University is also a member of the American Historical Association's Tuning Project, which seeks to redefine and strengthen the history major in the ever changing and globalizing world.
The general objectives of the department are:
- To introduce students to the contributions of peoples of African descent to world and American history.
- To instill an informed understanding of world societies.
- To develop the research, writing, critical thinking, and analytical skills of students.
- To prepare students to be responsible members of a democratic society with an understanding of the American past.
- To prepare departmental majors for their professions.
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