History (BA) Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the International Studies major will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of specific facts, concepts, and generalizations regarding past human activity in social, political, intellectual, economic, cultural, geographic and technological spheres.
- Demonstrate recognition of the influence of global forces and identify their connections to local and national developments.
- Demonstrate the ability to explain the connections between past development and contemporary issues.
- Demonstrate ability to extract and interpret information from both primary and secondary sources and identify and critique major arguments and evidence.
- Demonstrate ability to differentiate between fact and interpretation and comprehend their interrelationships.
- Demonstrate ability to identify strengths and weaknesses of arguments in the context of previously learned material.
- Demonstrate ability to formulate hypotheses and research questions based on data.
- Demonstrate ability to locate and evaluate the perspective, quality and accuracy of information resources.
- Demonstrate recognition of the difference between primary and secondary sources.
- Demonstrate ability to clearly communicate knowledge via oral and written means.
- Demonstrate ability to construct simple essay arguments that use historical evidence.