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Curricular objective

The curriculum aims to form professionals integrally who are able to generate and transmit the historical knowledge, and to apply it in various labor fields linked to it, participating in a critical and purposeful way in the analysis, Understanding, explaining and solving the main processes and problems of society, establishing a dialogue between the present and the past.

Enrollment profile

Although it is not intended to restrict the access to the degree to the students coming from any baccalaureate as precursor formation, it is important to indicate a series of basic conditions with the objective to assure their permanence and culmination in the program. That is why the following desirable characteristics are described for the applicants:

Knowledge description

The applicant for the degree in History must have the previous knowledge that allow the access to the program, such as:

  • General knowledge of humanities
  • General knowledge of the history of Mexico
  • General knowledge of world history

Description of skills

Whoever is interested in entering the degree in History must possess the skills that allow a good performance during their formation in this academic program:

  • Written expression ability
  • Ability to understand, reflect and critique texts
  • Logical, analytical and critical thinking

Description of attitudes

For the applicant to the degree in history are considered as desirable attitudes those that allow him a better use and development of his critical skills, reflection and analysis in relation to the processes and problems of the history.

  • Habit and taste for reading
  • Willingness for individual and team research in the ambience of history
  • Discipline for the study
  • Critic-reflective attitude

Description of values

The applicant for the degree in history must have the following values:

  • Commitment to their professional training.
  • Respect for oneself and others
Graduate profile

The graduate from the degree in History of the University of Guanajuato could perform in high-level historical research, teaching history in different school levels, in the diffusion of historical knowledge, as well as in the rescue and preservation of the historical heritage.

The graduation profile of this proposal has detailed the competencies with which the graduates of the program must count, making a separation of the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that they will have to develop along the same; This is beneficial to orientate the training of the students towards the fields in which they can play as professionals of this discipline, also the description of these competencies favors the follow-up and the evaluation of their training.

It will be sought that the graduate develops the UG’s generic competencies:

CG1. Plan the educational project and life autonomously under the principles of freedom, respect, social responsibility and justice to contribute as a change agent to the development of your environment.
CG2. Communicates orally and written in Spanish and in a foreign language to broaden the academic, social and professional networks that allow her/him to acquire an international perspective.
CG3. Responsibly and ethically manages information technologies in their academic and professional processes.
CG4. It supports a personal stance on topics of interest and general relevance, considering other viewpoints in a critical, respectful and reflective way.
CG5. Chooses and practices healthy lifestyles that allow you to have a balanced academic and professional performance.
CG6. Maintains a respectful attitude towards interculturalism and the diversity of beliefs, values, ideas and social practices to promote spaces of academic and professional coexistence.
CG7. Is sensitive to art and participates in the appreciation and interpretation of his expressions in different genres that promote his integral formation.
CG8. Recognizes the skills and strengths of people and, in an environment of trust, encourages the collaboration needed to achieve goals or projects.
CG9. He is an innovative and competitive leader in the discipline or field of his choice, who continually learns about himself and new concepts, processes and methodologies that allow him to provide solutions and make decisions with moral integrity, social commitment and focus of sustainability.

On graduation, the graduate in History, would have developed the following professional competencies, knowledge, skills, attitudes and values:

Description ofspecific competencies

  1. Analyzes the main historical processes of the global to the local using methods and strategies of the discipline in the reading of diverse historical sources to contribute to the understanding of our collective becoming.
  2. Produces significant historical knowledge from the approach and development of original and systematic research for the explanation and understanding of our society.
  3. Applies, divulges and disseminates historical knowledge in society through teaching practice, the production of texts, the presence in academic events and in different media, to contribute to the formation of historical consciousness in society.
  4. Participates in historical research projects in academia and cultural management, to increase and enrich the knowledge discipline and preserve the heritage.

Description ofknowledge.

The present study plan pretends to develop in the students knowledge about:

  • The main elements that shape the disciplinary field of history today; their study objects and the research problems that define it.
  • The main historical processes at the global, national, regional and local levels, which are currently being worked on in the international academic context.
  • The theoretical paradigms and epistemological foundations most representative and current with which the historian supports his professional work.
  • The forms of writing of history over time and contemporary historiographic currents guiding historical research.
  • The relations of historical knowledge with the social sciences and the humanities.
  • The methods and instruments used by the historian to study and analyze his field of study.
  • The pedagogical foundations, methods, strategies and didactic tools that guide the teaching and promote the learning of the history.
  • The basic principles and normative elements for the rescue and conservation of material and immaterial heritage.
Admission process

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  • First enrollment
  • Introduction to History
  • World History I: Antiquity
  • Mexico and Latin America Pre-Hispanic period
  • Historical research techniques
  • Reading and writing of historical texts
  • Modern language I
  • Complementary training I
  • Second enrollment
  • Historiography from the classical epoch to the reanissance
  • World History II: V - XV
  • American Viceroyalty
  • Historia y ciencias sociales
  • Paleography
  • Modern language II
  • Complementary traning II
  • Third enrollment
  • Modern and contemporary historiography
  • World History III: XVI - XVIII
  • Ibero-American Independences
  • History and Humanities
  • Historical geography
  • Modern language III
  • Complementary training III
  • Fourth enrollment
  • Theory of History
  • World History IV: XIX Century
  • Mexico and Latin America: XIX Century
  • Intercultural training
  • Regional history I
  • Modern language IV
  • Complementary training IV
  • Fifth enrollment
  • Mexican historiography of the Conquest of the Restored Republic
  • World History V: XX Century
  • Mexico and Latin America: XX Century
  • Historical divulgation
  • Regional history II
  • Optional training
  • Complementary training V
  • Sixth enrollment
  • Mexican historiography of the Porfiriato to the present day
  • Heritage studies
  • Archival
  • Teaching history
  • Project management
  • Research optional
  • Complementary training VI
  • Seventh enrollment
  • Degree Seminar I
  • Degree optional I
  • Professional Social Service I
  • Degree colloquium I
  • Complementary training VII
  • Eighth enrollment
  • Degree seminar II
  • Degree optional II
  • Professional social service II
  • Degree colloquium II
  • Complementary training VIII
Offered in:

Campus Guanajuato, Division of Social Sciences and Humanities (DCSH)
Venue Valenciana
Ex-Convento de Valenciana s/n;  Mineral de Valenciana; 36240; Guanajuato, Gto.
Contact: Dr. José Luis Lara Valdés
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Phone: +52 01 473 732 95 59, 01473 732 06 67, 01473 732 74 24 extensions 5817 & 5836
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Guanajuato, Gto., México

Tel: +52 (473)  732 00 06

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