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B.A. Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes for Bachelor of Art in History

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in History will be able to:

1. Develop historical research questions, formulate appropriate research strategies, and critically evaluate evidence about the past;

2. Develop and defend historical arguments, demonstrating an understanding of different theoretical approaches to historical interpretation;

3. Effectively communicate, in clear and convincing prose, an understanding of the causes of historical change;

4. Evaluate the influence of new digital and multimedia formats on the practice and presentation of history; and

5. Describe several varieties of experience found in the historical record and explain why diversity is a critical component of history.