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History Major Learning Outcomes

Students who pursue our history major will be able

PL01: to apply historical methods, such as continuity, change over time, context, causation, and corroboration in order to understand features of the human experience in the past 

PL02: to distinguish and analyze the culturally and politically constructed nature of individual and group identities in specific historical contexts and as they change over time

PL03: to identify and evaluate both the role that individuals play in shaping history and the roles of broader forces of historical change (such as social, intellectual and ideological movements, cultural developments and economic trends), and to appreciate the relationship between all these factors and political change.

PL04: to analyze history across multiple centuries and major geographical regions, and to be able to apply such analysis comparatively when appropriate.

PL05: to plan, research and create papers using primary and secondary sources, appropriate citation and language that can withstand critical assessment for thesis, argumentation and content.

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