Learning Outcomes

Outcome One - Understand Historical Thinking:

Students will demonstrate a comprehension of how chronology, culture, contextual influences, and cause-effect relationships shape how historians think and produce history.

  1. Define and accurately apply chronology of a given historical era or period.
  2. Describe and analyze multiple sequences of action.
  3. Explore the impact of culture on historical events and their interpretations.
  4. Appraise contextual influences.
  5. Identify and prioritize cause-effect relationships.

Outcome Two - Master Historical Knowledge:

Students will demonstrate mastery of core knowledge and advanced knowledge in one or more specific areas.

  1. Demonstrate mastery of core knowledge.
  2. Demonstrate mastery of advanced knowledge in one or more specific areas.
  3. dentify key historians and their interpretations of history.

Outcome Three - Engage in Historical Research:

Students will demonstrate an ability to frame historical questions, access and evaluate sources, and conduct historical research.

  1. Frame important and potentially important historical questions and issues.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency at accessing, categorizing, and assessing source material.
  3. Identify, compare and contrast multiple interpretations of documents and events.
  4. Recognize bias, fallacies of thinking, and illogical arguments and address them.
  5. Make claims and arguments supported by appropriate evidence.

Outcome Four - Develop a Global Perspective with Cultural Sensitivity:

Students will demonstrate that they can apply a global lens, challenge cultural stereotypes, and appreciate the complexity of global issues.

  1. Apply a global lens to pertinent local, regional, and national issues.
  2. Challenge cultural stereotypes and identify imposed notions of racial, religious, and gender discrimination
  3. Demonstrate a deeper understanding of the complexity and historical context of global issues.

Outcome Five - Bridging the Disciplines:

Students will demonstrate that they recognize and can apply knowledge developed across the disciplines to their study and writing of history.

  1. Recognize and apply knowledge developed across the disciplines in historical research.
  2. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the methodologies of other disciplines, and how those methodologies have shaped the knowledge used in historical studies.
  3. Identify and assess major developments in other disciplines that have shaped history.
  4. Identify how multiple disciplines have shaped the response to historical events and interpretations of those events.

Outcome Six - Ethics for Historians:

Students will demonstrate that they appreciate the moral dimensions of historical issues and can apply professional integrity in their own work.

  1. Identify and weigh the moral dimensions in historical events and issues.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of personal and professional integrity in historical research and writing.
  3. Apply the ethical standards of the history profession in the production of student papers and capstone research.

Outcome Seven - Communicating Effectively Within The Discipline of History:

Students will demonstrate the ability to speak, write, read, and listen effectively in historical contexts and apply multimedia technologies as appropriate.

  1. Demonstrate the ability to speak, write, read, and listen effectively in historical contexts.
  2. Engage productively in dialog with other students, faculty, and at conferences on historical topics.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of multimedia technologies to facilitate communication on historical topics, issues, and research.