Learning Outcomes for Undergraduate Education in History

1. A History major will be able to identify multiple causes of events and historical processes, and will be able to describe and analyze historical contexts of events, ideas and/or social and cultural practices.

2. A History major will be able to comprehend and criticize established scholarly methods in investigating and interpreting the past.

3. A History major will be able to frame research questions in the context of existing scholarly literature.

4. A History major will be able to locate, interpret and analyze primary and secondary sources relevant to research questions.

5. A History major will apply research skills under faculty direction to conceive and execute original historical research and to present it in compelling written argument.

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