As historians, whether students or teachers, we study humankind’s past in all its diversity, both distant and immediate.
The History Department provides ways for students:
Students should be able to:
The History Department measures student achieve in the following ways:
Each year the department meets to assess the senior capstone, the Practice and Theory of History course, the Senior Seminar, the senior research conference and any curricular issues the faculty believes warrants their attention. We discuss assignments and student work over the course of the year to determine whether these assignments are achieving the results we desire. A key part of this discussion is the senior capstone assessment checklist, which identifies student strengths and weaknesses. Based on the results of this checklists and our discussions we devise strategies to improve student performance.