Learning Outcomes

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Goal #1 Students will engage in historical inquiry, research, and analysis.

  • Identify existing and compelling questions.
  • Find appropriate sources online, in the library, or the community.
  • Distinguish between primary and secondary sources and know when to use them.

Goal #2 Students will have the skills and knowledge to craft historical narrative and argument.

  • Generate an historical argument that is reasoned and based on selected historical evidence.
  • Write an effective narrative
  • Defend a position

Goal #3 Student will be well practiced in historical thinking.

  • Evaluate a variety of historical sources for their credibility, position, and perspective.
  • Develop a methodological practice of gathering, shifting, analyzing, ordering, synthesizing, and interpreting evidence.


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Carolyn Vacca
Department Chair
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