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

Goal #3 Students 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