Assessment—BA Program Learning Outcomes

Undergraduate Program Learning Outcomes (BA History)

  1. Students analyze critically the thesis and argument/interpretation of the following types of historical literature in western and non-western fields in pre-modern and modern history: Narrative history, Historiography/Intellectual history, Social/Cultural history, Political/Diplomatic history.
  2. Using modern bibliographic data storage sites and systems and traditional (print) sources, students systematically collect and appraise the historical significance and use of evidence of various kinds of primary sources in western and non-western fields in pre-modern and modern history: Government documents, Histories/Historical Accounts, Literature and Poetry, Images, Autobiographies, Diaries, Letters, Newspapers, Maps, Quantitative Data, Oral Interviews.
  3. Using historical literature and primary sources of the types listed above, students write history essays in western and non-western fields in pre-modern and modern history according to the standards of technique, citation, essay composition (writing process), argument/interpretation, and use of evidence which are consistent with college-level writing in the discipline.
  4. Students identify and analyze the fundamental problems of historical interpretation and recognize some of the “schools” of historical analysis in western and non-western fields across historical time.