History, M.A. Student Learning Outcomes

College Liberal Arts and Sciences
Major History
Degree M.A.
Date Revised September 2019

Student Learning Outcomes and Proposed Methods for Collecting Data (from Assessment Plan)

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate command of a primary field and the historiography related to it.
  2. Read historical works with comprehension and evaluate historical arguments critically.
  3. Locate and evaluate historical sources.
  4. Communicate effectively.
  5. Produce an article-length research paper with unity of thought and logical arrangement of ideas.
  6. Be admitted into a Ph.D. program (if the graduate so chooses).
  7. Be successful in entering a satisfying career.
  8. Be able to present historical information and concepts to the general public in a nonacademic setting, using a variety of media (for students in the M.A. concentration in public history).

Methods of Assessment

  • MA Comp evaluation (1, 2, 4, 5)
  • MA research paper evaluation (2-5)

Last Updated

AAE updated July 2020

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