Undergraduate Programs

Student Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Arts in History (B.A.)

Students completing the History B.A. program will achieve the following:

  • Know
  • the importance and critical perspective of historical knowledge for understanding contemporary society and
  • basic facts, concepts, terms, and theories germane to historical study.
  • Understand
  • how people have existed, acted, and thought in the past in various regions of the world and
  • the nature of history as a discipline, including the existence of differing historiographical traditions and interpretations of the past.
  • Be able to
  • locate historical evidence and determine its quality, including both primary and secondary sources;
  • read, evaluate, and interpret texts critically; and
  • research, describe, and explain a complex historical event in a coherent manner, employing the conventions and standards of the discipline.