Expected Learning Outcomes:
- Study the past as it is recorded, remembered, and interpreted.
- Challenge personal preconceptions and those of others
- Write clear, well-documented prose.
- Conduct historical research, taking advantage of the latest computer facilities in the University's library.
- Think logically and analytically.
- Recognize and evaluate competing interpretations.
- Muster evidence to support an argument.
- Comprehend what you have read.
- Excercise a healty skepticism, a respect for evidence as a necessary component of any argument, an appreciation for the many sides of an argument, and a willingness to challenge established "truths" if new evidence calls these into question.
- Develop an historical imagination through working with primary source materials.
- Appreciate the "varieties of human experience," that is, the similarities as well as differences that characterize human societies over time.
- Become a more cosmopolitan and well-informed citizen of the world.