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Commencement 2015 student speaker April Cox
Barrington, RI resident named Charter Oak student speaker

Commencement 2015 speaker Colin McEnroe
Columnist and radio personality to speak at graduation

Commencement 2015 on May 31st
Over 550 students will comprise the Class of 2015, with 200 attending the ceremony

Charter Oak State College Enrollment Up 38%
The College's current enrollment is now at 2,836 students with over 2,000 of those students registered for online courses.

New CT Education Academy to Launch
Academy will provide training for CT state workforce

Charter Oak Ranked First for Affordability
College offers most affordable online degree program in state.

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Concentration - History

The study of History incorporates the essential elements of liberal learning, namely, acquisition of knowledge and understanding, cultivation of perspective, and development of communication and critical-thinking skills. It reflects concern for human values and appreciation of contexts and traditions. History, in contrast to many other fields of study, is a discipline in which there is no standard content, no prescribed sequence of courses. The coherence of a history concentration therefore depends upon the success that students, teachers, and counselors, working together, achieve in developing clear organizing principles for their work. This concentration requires a minimum of 36 credits.

Concentration Requirements:

Requirement Credits Examples
United States History 6 credits U.S. History 1 and Civil War, U.S. Constitutional History
Western History 6 credits European, Canadian, Latin American, Caribbean or Australian History
Non-Western History 6 credits Middle Eastern, African, Asian and the Pacific or Russian History
History Electives 15 credits  
Capstone 3 credits HIS 499 (Culminating course in concentration)
TOTAL 36  
Note:Only grades of C of higher may be included in the concentration.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a concentration in History will be able to:
  1. demonstrate mastery of content in one (or more than one) major historical culture, by explaining primary characteristics of that culture, the main events in hits history, and its historical significance;
  2. participate knowledgeably in the affairs of the world around them, drawing upon understanding shaped through reading, writing, discussions, and lectures concerning the past;
  3. see themselves and their society from different times and places, displaying a sense of informed perspective and a mature view of human nature;
  4. conduct research in primary and secondary sources appropriate for constructing a scholarly project of substantial length and determine the evidentiary value of those sources, including internet sources; and
  5. exhibit sensitivities to human values in their own and other cultural traditions and, in turn, establish values of their own.