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History - Program Goals & Learning Outcomes

 

Program Goals
 

  1. Students will read critically both primary and secondary sources and use them properly in their work.
       
    1. Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
      • Students will identify historical sources in their proper historical context.
      • Students will identify different types of primary and secondary sources.
      • Students will summarize, analyze, and evaluate information from different types of sources.
      • Students will properly use evidence from primary and secondary sources to construct and support a thesis/historical argument.
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  3.  Students will communicate effectively and clearly.
       
    1. Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
      • Students will formulate well-organized and well supported historical arguments.
      • Students will use correctly grammar, punctuation, and syntax.
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  5. Students will understand the concept of change over time.
       
    1. Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
      • Students will distinguish between cause and effect in analyzing major events in the history of the United States and the Western Civilization.
      • Students will evaluate similarities and differences of various historical periods across the regions studied
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  7. Students will become familiar with the key historical facts, values, and ideas that have shaped the United States and the Western Civilization..
       
    1. Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
      • Students will identify major developments in the history of the US and Western Civilization.
      • Students' writings will reflect an understanding of major social, economic, cultural, and intellectual ideas and facts appropriate to course content.
      • Students will analyze the relevance of past events for the present time.