Student Learning Goals and Outcomes

  1. Students develop an effective and well-substantiated thesis
    1. Students will be able to frame an original research question or new approach to an existing question in a thoughtful, critical manner.
    2. Students will be able to articulate and develop a well-organized, substantiated argument.
  2. Students frame historical questions in a thoughtful, critical manner
    1. Students will be able to clearly state a significant historical question.
    2. Students will be able to critically analyze and clarify the significance of an historical question.
  3. Students effectively evaluate and analyze primary sources
    1. Students will be able to demonstrate thorough awareness of origins, authors, and contexts of all primary sources.
    2. Students will be able to employ verification strategies to primary sources.
    3. Students will be able to conduct complex analysis of primary sources.
    4. Students will be able to utilize a range of primary sources appropriate to informing thesis of research paper.
  4. Students evaluate and analyze secondary sources, demonstrating an awareness of interpretive differences
    1. Students will be able to demonstrate careful understanding and assessment of historiography.
    2. Students will be able to apply their work within the historiography.
    3. Students will be able to raise historically legitimate critique by examining the strengths and weaknesses of the studies.
    4. Students will be able to employ a range of secondary sources appropriate to informing thesis of the paper.

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History

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