Learning Goals & Objectives

Student Learning Goal 1

Majors will develop knowledge of historical content characterized by both breadth and depth.

Students will:
  • Objective A: Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the history of the United States, Europe, and one other geographic region (Africa, Asia, or Latin America);
  • Objective B: Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the history of the specific chronological or thematic areas they choose to study.

Student Learning Goal 2

Majors will develop skills in historical writing.

Students will:
  • Objective A: Compose a chronological narrative;
  • Objective B: Construct a thesis, and support it with historical evidence;
  • Objective C: Evaluate historical evidence in a variety of primary and secondary sources;
  • Objective D: the ability to use citation practices appropriate to the historical profession to document evidence found in a variety of sources.

Student Learning Goal 3

Majors will learn to think historically.

Students will:
  • Objective A: Assess the significance of events, ideas, or artifacts in their historical context;
  • Objective B: Distinguish cause and effect and recognize multiple causalities in history;
  • Objective C: Recognize and evaluate different historical interpretations.