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BA in History

Learning Outcomes and Assessment

The History program is designed to provide students with a broad liberal arts education, create an environment for students to develop academic skills in understanding their culture and history as well as those of other societies and nations. The History program is committed to preparing thoughtful citizens and productive members of a global society through the utilization of diverse curricula. The program is organized to prepare students for advanced study in history and law, as well as prepare students for careers in education, public history, government, research and other related occupations throughout the world.

Outcome 1
Majors will be able to employ historical methods in the selection and use of a variety of resources (primary, secondary, historical and interdisciplinary).

Outcome 2
Majors will be able to analyze a variety of primary and secondary resources to draw conclusions and about historical occurrences across time and throughout the world.

Outcome 3
Majors will be able to identify and analyze motives, reasons and/or causes and effects of specific historical occurrences across time and throughout the world.

Outcome 4
Majors will be able to produce an original research project based on a historical question, using a variety of primary and secondary, historical and interdisciplinary resources.

Outcome 5
Majors will be able to critically assess issues, events, ideas, and theories of various periods of history, while showing an ability to engage in differing interpretations regarding those issues, events, ideas, and theories.