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History Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of how historians work (questions they ask, how they gather sources and construct narratives based on that data).
  2. Master knowledge of the thematic development and literature relating to major figures, events, eras.
  3. Identify difference between primary and secondary sources; recognize and interpret multiple forms of evidence (visual, oral, statistical, artifactual); distinguish scholarly from popular sources.
  4. Identify or construct the thesis of a document and paraphrase it in written form.
  5. Critically analyze interpretations; distinguish fact from interpretation; demonstrate capacity to deal with differences in interpretation.
  6. Present an oral or written defense of a generalization using historical evidence.
  7. Research an historical topic using appropriate bibliographical and other historical reference works, internet sources, and other forms of evidence; analyze materials to resolve issues in interpretation or analysis, such as conflicting sources, gaps in evidence, or inference.
  8. Construct a research paper including chronology, outline, and first draft. Edit and write utilizing proper form of citations, footnotes and bibliographical references.
  9. Articulate ethical issues, such as plagiarism, in data collection, interpretation, historical writing and citations.
  10. Demonstrate interactive skills in discussion format, team learning, and oral reporting.

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