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History B.A. Program Outcomes


Department of History Mission Statement

The Department of History at UMD is devoted to understanding the past in global perspective.  The aim of the department is to assist students in becoming effective citizens of the global community able to think critically and analytically, using the past as a model.  The department offers a major and minor by integrating categories of historical thought, diverse in both their geographic as well as chronological breadth. 

The history major and minor provide a foundation for the liberal arts curriculum.  They also contribute to a broad range of programs within education, business, and the fine arts.  Our mission is to instruct students in the historical discipline in order to prepare them for citizenship in the future and to facilitate not only their university education but to make them life-long learners of the social and historical process.

Learning Outcomes

Establish historical significance through an understanding of meaning snd contexts that are not necessarily shared by the students.
Use and/or assess primary source evidence, and define its relationship to secondary literature.
Identify continuity and change.
Analyze the relationship between cause and consequence.
Take historical perspectives using different appropriate methodologies.
Engage with the arguments of other historians, and each other.
Understand the ethical dimension of historical interpretations.
Incorporate some or all of the above in coherent analytical prose.





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