Undergraduate Program Learning Outcomes (BA History)
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.
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.
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.
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.