History Department Student Learning Outcomes for Graduate Courses

The Master’s Thesis or final project and its oral presentation establishes the standard by which all student work in the department is measured. ALL of your graduate coursework is designed to build you skills in the following eight areas, although some courses will emphasize original research while others will focus on building historiographical awareness and knowledge.

All courses in the department will address one or more of these learning outcomes.

  1. Student frames historical questions
  2. Student employs a broad range of sources and displays breadth in research
  3. Student demonstrates awareness of interpretive differences
  4. Student evaluates and analyzes source material
  5. Student writes clearly and effectively
  6. Student develops an interpretation based on evidence
  7. Student shows a grasp of relevant historical facts and contexts
  8. Student communicates effectively orally

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