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Learning Outcomes


By their graduation, History majors will have completed an array of courses examining various periods, geographical regions, and themes in human experience. By the time they present written and oral versions of their capstone projects, they will have developed a broadly useful toolkit for finding and deploying the material of the past. They will be able to:

  • Locate, analyze, interpret and contextualize primary sources to construct an historical argument about change and continuity in human societies.
  • Describe the evolution of history as a scholarly discipline and locate their work within a specific historiographic context.
  • Articulate the nature and significance of their work orally by presenting it to a critical audience comprising peers and faculty members.