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Since graduating in Spring of 2007, I have been an in Account Management role. I have become experienced with business development and a strong background in creating growth for business services companies. I am currently at Eicher Engineering Solutions which is a global product development solutions company headquartered in India with resources in China and Farmington Hills, MI. I have been with Eicher for over three years now and it has been a great experience. At Eicher, I am responsible for new client development, cultivating relationships, and building trust with my current clients for the purpose of making recommendations on critical job orders. Also, I would like to add that Dr. Jason Swedene and Dr. George Denger played a major role in my success at academically at LSSU and professionally throughout my career.

Scott Abramczyk, Account Manager, Eicher Engineering Solutions-Inc

College of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences

School of Social Sciences

History Department

Mission

The mission of the department of History at Lake Superior State University is to teach history to our undergraduates. Our program emphasizes the acquisition of historical knowledge, exploring various methods of inquiry, and issues of diversity. Our focus is on North America and Europe, but we also introduce our students to world history including courses and units on Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. In addition, our courses include segments on various political, social, cultural, and intellectual themes. The program also introduces students to the aspects of gender and diversity as they relate to history. We include surveys of major historical debates and themes. The history program is also closely linked to our geography program with our majors and minors pursuing courses in regional, historical, economic, and cultural geography.

Outcomes for Students

  • To be able to know, understand and communicate historical and geographical knowledge.
  • To be able to recognize and use major historical themes.
  • To be able to use methods of inquiry in historical and geographical research.
  • To become aware of cultural bias.
  • To contribute, through their understanding of the economic, social, political, and geographical factors in historical development, to the community.

Our primary goal

To contribute to their career preparation and worth as a citizen by introducing them to basic historical interpretations, constructs of diversity, and the social, political, and economic issues related to our pluralistic society

Action

  • The History program is structured to accomplish our student outcome goals by:
  • Providing an understanding of historical development and the various interpretations of that development.
  • Invite discussion and participation is discussions of the interpretations.
  • Studying historical change in an intellectual environment that is supportive.
  • Challenging each student to examine their assumptions and understandings of historical developments.
  • Guiding students in conducting independent research and presenting their research to local and state historical audiences.
  • Creating a forum for the students to present and discuss their research.
  • Assessing outcomes to enable us to continue to develop our program and courses.

 

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Alani M'echel Weathers

Alani M'echel Weathers, a senior communication major at LSSU, poses with her first foray into children's books, The Horrible Huckleberry Hex. The book is available at places such as Amazon.com [ more ]

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