Department of History & Political Science

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Student Learning Outcomes

History Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the program in History will be able to:

  • Complete a substantial historical project autonomously.
  • Demonstrate the relationship between primary and secondary materials by assessing a
    historian’s work and recognizing the evidence used to construct that historical argument.
  • Present and analyze, in written or oral presentation, different perspectives on an event from the past.
  • Have an academic transcript that shows courses with content that ranges over time, space, culture, and qualitative and quantitative historical methods.
  • Find appropriate materials online, in a library, or in the community and know how to cite them.

Political Science Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the program in Political Science will be able to:

  • Develop an appreciation of the field of politics.
  • Evaluate, design, and apply social science research with respect to political phenomena.
  • Understand and critically assess the processes, theories, and outcomes of political
    institutions and political behavior.
  • Demonstrate social scientific information literacy.
  • Develop and express ideas in written communication in an effective and scholarly manner.
  • Demonstrate oral communication abilities, particularly to convey complex ideas, recognize diverse viewpoints, and offer empirical evidence of an argument.
  • Construct and evaluate analytical, comprehensive arguments.

International Studies Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the program in International Studies will be able to:

  • Evaluate, design, and apply social science research with respect to global phenomena.
  • Understand and critically assess the processes, theories, and outcomes of global institutions and systems.
  • Demonstrate social scientific information literacy.
  • Develop and express ideas in written communication in an effective and scholarly manner.
  • Demonstrate oral communication abilities, particularly to convey complex ideas, recognize diverse viewpoints, and offer empirical evidence of an argument.
  • Construct and evaluate analytical, comprehensive arguments.

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