Department of History and International Studies

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Our department is dedicated to fostering historical understanding, critical thinking, and civic engagement. Thank you for considering the Department of History at Federal University of Lafia. We look forward to welcoming you to our community of scholars and educators.
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Vision: Our vision is to be a leading center for historical inquiry and education, advancing knowledge of the past and its significance for contemporary society. We strive to promote historical literacy, critical analysis, and a nuanced understanding of diverse historical perspectives. Mission Statement: The Department of History at Federal University of Lafia is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and public engagement. Our mission is to provide high-quality instruction in history, conduct innovative research that contributes to historical scholarship, and promote the value of historical understanding in fostering informed citizenship and social cohesion. Aims and Objectives: Advance Education: - To provide a comprehensive education in history that covers a wide range of geographical regions, chronological periods, and thematic topics, enabling students to develop a broad understanding of global historical dynamics. Promote Research: - To foster a culture of research and scholarship among students and faculty, encouraging original historical inquiry, archival research, and critical analysis of primary and secondary sources. Foster Collaboration: - To facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration and partnerships within the department, across the university, and with external institutions and communities, promoting dialogue, exchange, and mutual understanding. Empower Students: - To empower students to become informed, critical, and engaged citizens capable of applying historical knowledge and analytical skills to address contemporary issues, challenge prevailing narratives, and advocate for positive change.
Programmes: Undergraduate Programs: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in History: - Description: A comprehensive program offering a broad survey of world history, as well as specialized coursework in areas such as political history, social history, cultural history, and intellectual history. - Curriculum may include: World History Surveys, Historical Methods, Research Seminars, Thematic Courses. Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in History with a Concentration in Public History: - Description: A specialized program focusing on the practice of public history, including museum studies, archival management, historic preservation, and community engagement. - Curriculum may include: Public History Internships, Museum Studies, Oral History, Digital Humanities. Graduate Programs: Master of Arts (M.A.) in History: - Description: A graduate-level program offering advanced coursework and research opportunities in history, preparing students for further study or careers in education, public service, or historical research. - Curriculum may include: Historiography, Advanced Research Methods, Thesis or Comprehensive Exam. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in History: - Description: A doctoral program designed for students interested in pursuing careers in academia or advanced research in history. It includes advanced coursework, comprehensive exams, and the completion of a dissertation based on original research. - Curriculum may include: Advanced Seminars, Dissertation Research, Teaching Practicum.
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Our department is dedicated to the exploration and understanding of the past, providing students with the tools to analyze historical events, processes, and cultures. History is essential for comprehending the present and shaping the future, and our program aims to foster critical thinking, cultural awareness, and a deep appreciation for the complexities of human experience.

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