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Majors:

Minors:

B.A. in Black Studies (Curriculum Map)
B.A. in History (Curriculum Map)
B.A. in History, Adolescence Education: Social Studies 

Africana Studies
History
Native American Studies

LEARNING OUTCOMES IN HISTORY

Skills:

Upon completion of the relevant sophomore seminar, students will demonstrate the ability to:
-       Identify and locate appropriate primary sources
-       Analyze primary evidence
-       Present an argument based on primary evidence
-       Identify and locate appropriate secondary sources
-       Evaluate the arguments of other historians/scholars
-       Engage in historiographical analysis and interpretation

Synthesis:

Upon completion of the major, students will demonstrate the ability to:
-       Present orally a clear and organized analysis of issues, ideas, and texts
-       Present in writing a clear and organized analysis of issues, ideas, and texts
-       Draw on discipline-specific skills within the context of a seminar research paper
-       Follow the conventions of historical writing, especially adherence to the Chicago Manual of Style

Content:

Within a specific course topic, students will demonstrate the ability to:
-       Grasp course-specific content in terms of accuracy, nuance, specificity, and context.
-       Learn course-specific content from analyzing primary and secondary sources.
-       Draw on course-specific content to effectively analyze primary and secondary sources evidence. 

FOUR YEAR ASSESSMENT CYCLE

Year One:  Secondary Sources (assess in HIST 220 sections)
-       Identify and locate appropriate secondary sources
-       Evaluate the arguments of other historians/scholars
-       Engage in historiographical analysis and interpretation

Year Two:  Primary Sources (assess in HIST 221 sections)
-       Identify and locate appropriate primary sources
-       Analyze primary evidence
-       Present an argument based on primary evidence

Year Three:  Synthesis
-       Draw on discipline-specific skills within the context of a seminar research paper (assess in senior capstone projects)
-       Present in writing a clear and organized analysis of issues, ideas, and texts (assess in senior capstone projects)
-       Follow the conventions of historical writing, especially adherence to the Chicago Manual of Style (assess in senior capstone projects)
-       Present orally a clear and organized analysis of issues, ideas, and texts (assess in HIST 221 sections)

Year Four:  Content (assess in HIST 300 electives)
-       Grasp course-specific content in terms of accuracy, nuance, specificity, and context.
-       Learn course-specific content from analyzing primary and secondary sources.
-       Draw on course-specific content to effectively analyze primary and secondary sources evidence.

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