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B.A. in History Outcome Set

Goal 1:

Students will become familiar with the various approaches to analyzing and understanding the past.

Outcome

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Outcome 1.1 Complexity of history

Students will be able to demonstrate on in-class essays an understanding of the complexity of forces (e.g. class, politics, ideas, economics, technology) in historical developments.

University Learning Outcomes: 1A: Ability to read critically., 1B: Ability to write critically., 1D: Ability to think critically., 1F: Critical problem solving., 2A: Writing skills, 2C: Competence in information management, 3A: Knowledge in the major discipline, 3B: Ability to apply knowledge of discipline, 5E: Ability to work independently, 6B: Understanding of cultural and ethnic diversity., 6C: Research methods/analysis/technology for problem solving, 6D: Interdisciplinary knowledge

Outcome 1.2 Advanced complexity of history

In senior seminar students will demonstrate through their research projects an ability to explain the multitude of forces that shape human history.

University Learning Outcomes: 1A: Ability to read critically., 1B: Ability to write critically., 1C: Ability to speak critically., 1D: Ability to think critically., 1F: Critical problem solving., 2A: Writing skills, 2B: Oral presentation skills, 2C: Competence in information management, 2D: Computer literacy, 3A: Knowledge in the major discipline, 3B: Ability to apply knowledge of discipline, 5D: Responsibility in group settings, 5E: Ability to work independently, 6B: Understanding of cultural and ethnic diversity., 6C: Research methods/analysis/technology for problem solving, 6D: Interdisciplinary knowledge

Goal 2:

Students will learn about major debates among historians and interpretations of historical change and causality (historiography).

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2.1 Historiography

In Historical Writing students will demonstrate an understanding of the historiography of their research topic in their papers.

University Learning Outcomes: 1A: Ability to read critically., 1B: Ability to write critically., 1D: Ability to think critically., 1F: Critical problem solving., 2A: Writing skills, 2C: Competence in information management, 3A: Knowledge in the major discipline, 3B: Ability to apply knowledge of discipline, 5E: Ability to work independently, 6C: Research methods/analysis/technology for problem solving

2.2 Advanced Historiography

In senior seminar students will demonstrate an advanced understanding of the historiography of their research topic.

University Learning Outcomes: 1A: Ability to read critically., 1B: Ability to write critically., 1C: Ability to speak critically., 1D: Ability to think critically., 1F: Critical problem solving., 2A: Writing skills, 2B: Oral presentation skills, 2C: Competence in information management, 2D: Computer literacy, 3A: Knowledge in the major discipline, 3B: Ability to apply knowledge of discipline, 5D: Responsibility in group settings, 5E: Ability to work independently, 6C: Research methods/analysis/technology for problem solving

Goal 3:

Students will learn world geography in relation to historical events and developments.

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3.1 Historical Geography

Students will be able to identify sites of historical significance and utilize maps effectively in discussing historical developments.

University Learning Outcomes: 1A: Ability to read critically., 1D: Ability to think critically., 1F: Critical problem solving., 2C: Competence in information management, 2D: Computer literacy, 3A: Knowledge in the major discipline, 3B: Ability to apply knowledge of discipline, 5E: Ability to work independently, 6B: Understanding of cultural and ethnic diversity., 6C: Research methods/analysis/technology for problem solving, 6D: Interdisciplinary knowledge

Goal 4:

Students will learn to research and write according to the standards and conventions of the discipline.

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4.1 Historical research

Students will demonstrate the skills necessary to conduct historical research.

University Learning Outcomes: 1A: Ability to read critically., 1D: Ability to think critically., 1F: Critical problem solving., 2C: Competence in information management, 2D: Computer literacy, 3A: Knowledge in the major discipline, 3B: Ability to apply knowledge of discipline, 5E: Ability to work independently, 6C: Research methods/analysis/technology for problem solving

4.2 Historical writing

Students will be able to craft well-organized and grammatically correct essays.

University Learning Outcomes: 1A: Ability to read critically., 1B: Ability to write critically., 1D: Ability to think critically., 2A: Writing skills, 2C: Competence in information management, 2D: Computer literacy, 3A: Knowledge in the major discipline, 3B: Ability to apply knowledge of discipline, 5E: Ability to work independently, 6C: Research methods/analysis/technology for problem solving,

GWAR Program Outcomes: Goal 1: Objective 1, Goal 2: Outcome 1, Goal 2: Outcome 2, Goal 2: Outcome 3, Goal 2: Outcome 4, Goal 3: Outcome 1, Goal 3: Outcome 2

4.3 Chicago style documentation

In research papers students will be able to correctly utilize Chicago style documentation.

University Learning Outcomes: 1A: Ability to read critically., 1D: Ability to think critically., 1F: Critical problem solving., 2A: Writing skills, 2C: Competence in information management, 3B: Ability to apply knowledge of discipline, 5E: Ability to work independently, 6C: Research methods/analysis/technology for problem solving

Goal 5:

Students will develop analytical and critical thinking skills in examining the past.

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5.1 Analysis and interpretation

Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze historical evidence (primary and secondary sources) and incorporate it into an interpretation of the past.

University Learning Outcomes: 1A: Ability to read critically., 1B: Ability to write critically., 1D: Ability to think critically., 1F: Critical problem solving., 2A: Writing skills, 2C: Competence in information management, 2D: Computer literacy, 3A: Knowledge in the major discipline, 3B: Ability to apply knowledge of discipline, 5E: Ability to work independently, 6A: Possess and demonstrate an ethical framework, 6C: Research methods/analysis/technology for problem solving


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