Student Learning Outcomes

History Majors at Washburn University, upon completion of the program, will be able to:

* Recognize the broadest patterns of United States and World History;

* Demonstrate ability to master critical skills of the historical discipline;

* Apply the understanding of the broad patterns of history to an in-depth examination of significant historical issues for three cultural areas identified by the department (United States, Europe, Non-Western);

* Demonstrated mastery of the discipline's scholarship by: putting specific research focus in the context of larger historical patterns; identifying an appropriate research project, and with it both the primary and secondary sources needed to carry it through; reading and assessing both of these kinds of sources in terms of the focused research project; and, conceptualizing, organizing, and writing a scholarly paper presenting the result of this scholarship