Lake Superior State University
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Letitia Phillips, a Sault Ste. Marie native, Sault High graduate, and 2010 LSSU graduate, presented her paper "A Viability Study of the French Luxury Fashion Industry" at the 2010 Global Marketing Conference held in Tokyo in September. "The experience really pushed me to want to further my education," Phillips stated, noting that she plans to pursue a master's degree in business administration. Phillips graduated with three degrees: business administration-international business, business administration-management, and French studies.

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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Anna Lehman Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Anna Lehman from Millersburg, MI. Major: Nursing. Minor: dance. I love to help people, which is why I am going to be a Nurse! I also love to dance and I have been dancing since I was three. Dance is the one thing that has truly shaped who I am. It has given me confidence and poise and a way to release the stress that builds up during life. It is something my sister and I can share, and I have life long friends because of dance.

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