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History, BA/BS

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome 1 SST/HST Primary and Secondary Sources

History/Social Studies Majors are able to gather and contextualize information from primary and secondary source texts that offer a range of perspectives.
Objective 1 In HST 495 or SST 495, History and Social Studies Majors gather and contextualize information from primary and secondary source texts that offer a range of perspectives.

Outcome 2 HST Historical Knowledge

History Majors possess a body of historical knowledge with breadth of time and place, and depth of detail so that allows them to identify major trends in history.
Objective 1 History Majors possess a body of historical knowledge with breadth of time and place, and depth of detail so that allows them to identify major trends in history over the course of the major.

Outcome 3 HST Causation

History Majors are able to explain and justify multiple causes of complex events from conflicting sources.
Objective 1 History Majors develop the ability to explain and justify multiple causes of complex events from conflicting sources over the course of the major.

Outcome 4 HST Answering Questions about the Past

History students generate significant, open-ended questions about the past and devise strategies to answer them.
Objective 1 History students develop the ability to generate significant, open-ended questions about the past and devise strategies to answer over the course of the major.

Outcome 5 HST Historiography

History students recognize that history is an interpretive account of the human past and identify and analyze historiographical issues.
Objective 1 History Majors develop the ability to recognize that history is an interpretive account of the human past and identify and analyze an historiographical issues over the course of the major.