History Major

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  1. knowledge of content: The ability to identify and recall important historical events, turning points, and large scale social, political, and cultural transformations that comprise the historical narrative(s) of at least one geographical region.
  2. the ability to analyze primary sources in context.
  3. the ability to identify, compare, and evaluate differing historiographical traditions and the contested nature of historical interpretation.
  4. the ability to employ research methods specific to the discipline of history.
  5. the ability to compose a historical argument in writing, according to the conventions of the discipline.

October 2008