To empower the students with holistic knowledge and Improve communication skills.
Vision and Mission
Upon completion of a B.A. in History, students will be able to achieve the following:
1. Critical Thinking
Measurable objectives for this goal: Students will describe historical events from multiple perspectives. Students will formulate, sustain, and justify a historical argument using original ideas. Students will support arguments with historical evidence drawn from primary and secondary sources. Students will place historical arguments into a larger scholarly narrative. Students will analyze a primary source of medium difficulty. “Analyze” means to describe its biases and situate it in a historical context.
2. Cite Sources Correctly
Measurable objectives for this goal: Students will demonstrate the ability to distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate source materials. Students will incorporate ideas from sources Students will avoid plagiarism and state in their own words why it is wrong. Students will cite sources as appropriate in the format indicated on the History Department style sheet.
3. Information Literacy in Historical Research
Measurable objectives for this goal: Students will frame research questions. Students will access appropriate primary and secondary sources. Students will assess the reliability of sources and evaluate their content. Students will use sources to contextualize historical events and describe change over time Students will produce written evidence of research competence.
4. Professional Competence
Measurable objectives for this goal: Students will apply their skills to diverse areas and time periods of study.