College of Arts & Sciences
Department and Program Learning Objectives

Majors in History will be able to:

Demonstrate a base of knowledge about important periods, events, and ideas in different cultures. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9) 

Understand the historical context of ideas and events and evaluate differing scholarly interpretations of the past. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9) 

Critically evaluate and analyze historical evidence, when appropriate, in the form of primary documents. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9) 

Write articulately and persuasively on historical themes and issues based on critical understanding and logical, rigorous, and creative thinking. (1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9) 

Speak articulately and persuasively on historical themes and issues, based on critical understanding and logical, rigorous, and creative thinking. (1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9) 

Demonstrate basic research skills and understanding of historical methods, including an ability to use the library and read intelligently and with purpose. (1, 2, 6, 8, 9) 

Demonstrate a synthesis of all of the above in an encompassing historical literacy. (1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9) 


Numbers in parentheses reflect related Educational Goals.

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