Learning Goals and Objectives
Goal 1: Articulate key differences in human experience across time and place.
Objective 1a: Students will be able to identify, articulate, and analyze the context, causes and consequences of historical events and epochs in different regions of the world and different time periods.
Goal 2: Assess competing assertions about the processes and dynamics of change over time.
Objective 2a: Students will be able to distinguish and evaluate the characteristics of multiple theoretical perspectives and methodological practices used to interpret the past.
Goal 3: Evaluate arguments based on empirical assertions and evidence rooted in the discipline
Objective 3a: Students will be able to recognize the characteristics of different kinds of sources (primary and secondary) and understand how they are used.
Objective 3b: Students will be able to discover different kinds of sources and evaluate their credibility and utility in specific circumstances.
Goal 4: Produce clear and persuasive analyses of relevant research questions based on the conventions of the discipline.
Objective 4a: Students will be able to practice the discipline’s professional standards, including acknowledging and building on the work of others.
Objective 4b: Students will be able to apply a variety of tools, methods, and perspectives to investigate and interpret the past in an independently developed, supervised research undertaking.