History Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate the ability to think, write, and speak critically and analytically about the past.

Students will conduct research into the past by producing research papers and will correctly document the primary and secondary sources that inform that research.

Students will be able to articulate the dynamic nature of historical change over time in several areas of the world, be able to interpret primary and secondary historical texts in an informed and critical manner.

Students will describe the significant currents and forces that have helped shape world history.

Students will use the tools and resources (digital, print, material) necessary to complete a significant research project in History.

Students will illustrate a broad understanding of the history of at least three of the four geographically-defined areas of the world offered by the department.

Students will be able to describe the major historiographical issues associated with the topics covered.