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Peter Pietrangelo of Sault Ste. Marie presented a research paper at the 2010 John Burroughs Nature Writing Conference and Seminar held during the summer at the State University of New York in Oneonta. The conference, "Old Lessons for a New Millennium: Nature Writing and Environmentalism in the 21st Century," focused on the work of writers who contributed to the early conservation movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and the work of contemporary writers who are exerting an influence on the development of early 21st century environmentalism. Read more

Peter Pietrangelo ('10)
Liberal Studies, concentrations in both English and professional communication

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.

 

Reaching Out

Susie Drockton Sault Ste. Marie, MI

I love LSSU Dance Company. Being part of the Dance Company gave me an opportunity to make new friends and be involved in campus and community activities. We participate in such a wide variety of events that go way beyond dancing. I personally enjoy programs that allow us to introduce dance to young children. The smiles, hugs, and high-fives are priceless. There is something very special about being part of a campus organization that is really focused on giving back to the community while doing what we love.

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