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History

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of a history major, students should be able to:

  • Develop a body of historical knowledge with range and depth.
  • Read and contextualize materials from the past with appropriate precision and detail.
  • Detail continuity and change in a past society or societies and develop a respect for the chronological order or nature of past societies
  • Recognize that the ethics and practice of history mean recognizing and building on other scholars’ work, peer review, and by following proper citation conventions.
  • Generate a historical argument that is reasoned and based on historical evidence selected, arranged, analyzed, and clearly articulated (in either written or spoken form).
  • Develop a methodological practice of gathering, sifting, analyzing, ordering, synthesizing, and interpreting evidence.
  • Generate significant, open-ended questions about the past and devise research strategies to answer them.

Upon successful completion of a history minor, students should be able to:

  • Develop a body of historical knowledge with range and depth.
  • Read and contextualize materials from the past with appropriate precision and detail.
  • Detail continuity and change in a past society or societies and develop a respect for the chronological order or nature of past societies
  • Recognize that the ethics and practice of history mean recognizing and building on other scholars’ work, peer review, and by following proper citation conventions.
  • Generate a historical argument that is reasoned and based on historical evidence selected, arranged, and analyzed, and clearly articulated (in either written or spoken form).
  • Develop a methodological practice of gathering, sifting, analyzing, ordering, synthesizing, and interpreting evidence.