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Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The following are program goals for the History major, in which students will:

  1. Broaden perspectives on local, national, and international issues
  2. Understand the complexity of human motivations
  3. Provide a critical approach to looking at the past
  4. Cultivate writing and oral communication skills
  5. Foster cultural understanding
The History major program goals are realized in the following student learning outcomes: 
  1. Students will be able to identify major events in local, national, and international history
  2. Students will be able to identify different historical perspectives
  3. Students will be able to analyze primary and secondary sources
  4. Students will be able to use historic evidence to make an argument
  5. Majors will write a research paper that asks a significant historical question
  6. Students in the major will be able to present historical arguments and analysis in an oral presentation
  7. Students in the major will be able to identify key attributes of global regions