College of Arts and Sciences

Learning Outcomes

  • History students should be able to develop:

    • The ability to write and speak effectively to different audiences.
    • The ability to identify and analyze a wide variety of primary sources, including artifacts, manuscripts, quantitative, oral and visual sources.
    • The appreciation of the role that people of different races, ethnicities, gender and socio-economic experiences have played in shaping the human story.
    • The ability to read secondary historical sources for underlying theories, assumptions and manners in which the choice of sources and approaches affects the historical argument.
    • The understanding of the ethical dimensions of historical inquiry and presentation, including plagiarism and responsible research.