Learning Goals and Objectives
Learning Goal: Students will analyze and demonstrate knowledge of the history, or change over time, of different regions of the world.
- Examine the history of the colonial North America and the new nation (United States)
- Critique the domestic and foreign policy of the United States since the mid 19th century.
- Evaluate the historical importance of the pre-modern European past.
- Appraise the historical significance of modern Europe in the global arena.
- Examine the historical significance of pre-modern 'non-western' cultures.
- Assess the historical importance of modern 'non-western' cultures.
Learning Goal: Students will acquire and demonstrate skills in critical analysis of primary and secondary historical sources.
- Interpret documents, and other forms of evidence, in their historical context.
- Differentiate between historiographical theories and debates in the field.
Learning Goal: Students will be able to develop in written papers well-reasoned historical arguments, supported by judicious use of sources.
- Formulate important historical questions.
- Articulate a persuasive and well-structured historical argument.
- Employ multiple forms of evidence in this historical argument.
Learning Goal: Students will be able to articulate historical arguments orally.
- Participate in debates and other forms of verbal historical discussion.
- Deliver a historical presentation orally.
Learning Goal: Students will be able to conduct intensive research in primary and secondary sources, and to complete a major research paper on an original topic.
- Conduct original research in published or unpublished primary sources
- Develop, under supervision, a substantial research paper.
- Engage in an ongoing process of writing and revision
- Report orally on research and written work