Student Learning Outcomes
After completing the history program, History majors will have competencies in the following seven areas. Students will be able to:
- Chronology: Summarize major developments in American History, Western Civilization, and major non-Western cultures.
- Historical Development: Outline the processes of historical development that direct Western and non-Western cultures.
- Christian Worldview: Critically examine and evaluate historical developments from a Christian world and life view.
- Historical Consciousness: Interpret the “pastness” of history, historical sources, and narratives about history, and carefully use information about the past to illumine the present.
- Source Analysis: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate historical texts (primary sources) and narratives written about those texts (secondary sources).
- Research Skills: Develop a plan, search for appropriate materials, and obtain sources necessary to construct a research project.
- Persuasive Communication: Compose persuasive essays, reviews, papers, and oral presentations supported by appropriate evidence.