History Department Program Learning Outcomes
Proposed Revision: March 10, 2017
- Assess the intellectual validity and broader public significance of historical narratives using the major components of historical methodology.
- Interpret a primary source by placing it in proper historical context.
- Identify the primary components of historiographic debates.
- Formulate and execute a clearly-written, original primary source-based historical research project that demonstrates a close familiarity with how events and processes in a specific time period influenced each other.
Additional Component for Teacher Prep Options
- Create an effective lesson plan as part of a unit for classroom use in grades 6-12.
- Acquire the training necessary for CCTC (California Commission on Teacher Credentialing) subject-matter certification in social science for K-12 teaching in the state of California.
- Evaluate the key characteristics and challenges of different historical methodologies and interpretations.
- Acquire literacy in the historiographies of two geographically-based historical fields or of global/comparative historiography.
- Formulate and execute a clearly-written, primary source-based historical research paper that makes an original contribution to a specific historiographic field.