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History at Aquinas College

Student Learning Outcomes

Successful majors in history will complete their education with:

  1. A broad knowledge of World, European, and American history.
  2. A facility with language that will enable them to express themselves effectively in narrative and analytical modes of writing.
  3. Critical thinking skills honed by historical analysis that will transfer to other disciplines and professions.
  4. The ability to classify and assess different types of historical literature.
  5. A clear understanding of the role of interpretation in history and familiarity with the Western tradition of historical interpretation.
  6. Refined research skills, including making use of library resources and primary texts, integrating secondary and primary sources as part of original research, and properly citing sources in footnotes or endnotes.