University of Southern Indiana
Gabby Wilson (front) and Autumn Langen working in the Rice Library Archives on manuscript 19th-century coroners' records for Vanderburgh County.

History Program Objectives and Student Outcomes

Program Objective

Prepare students to understand, analyze and interpret the past.

 

Student Outcomes

 

  1. Students will successfully complete a diverse curriculum of courses of wide ranging chronological and geographical spans, and methodological approaches.
  2. At the completion of this program students will be able to demonstrate the ability to place events into historical context.
  3. At the completion of this program students will be able to exhibit an understanding of the connection between historical events, ideas, civic and cultural issues.
  4. At the completion of this program students will be able to recognize and distinguish between primary and secondary sources of all kinds.
  5. At the completion of this program students will be able to exhibit information literacy.
  6. At the completion of this program students will be able to critically read and analyze sources to create an historical interpretation.
  7. At the completion of this program students will be able to identify and distinguish various historical interpretations and approaches.
  8. At the completion of this program students will be able to demonstrate the ability to understand multiple causality and change and continuity in historical events.
  9. At the completion of this program students will be able to express historical ideas fluently, logically, and coherently in a variety of forms and contexts.

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