Student Learning Outcomes, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Institution: Kate Lang
Location: Eau Claire, WI
Tuner: Kate Lang
History students at UW-Eau Claire learn about the history of our world while they develop important skills that are transferrable to a variety of contexts.
Our program assessment assumes that graduates of UW-Eau Claire who complete the history major will be able to:
• Analyze diverse experiences of or viewpoints on past events or historical developments.
• Recognize both continuity and change over time and describe their consequences.
• Complete a substantial historical research project, identifying and interpreting primary and secondary sources and communicating results effectively in writing and orally.
• Construct arguments that explain how history can inform the present.
• Evaluate credibility, position, or perspective of various forms of historical evidence.
• Compare and connect local, national, and global histories.
Note: History minors will meet the first two outcomes for the History major. History teaching minors (and BFSS students with a 24 credit history concentration) will meet the first two outcomes for the History major and:
• Identify appropriate primary and secondary sources for a research project.
In addition to the outcomes for the Liberal Arts major, public history graduates will be able to:
• Create complex interpretations of the past collaboratively with public audiences.
In addition to the other outcomes for their major, students completing history honors will:
• Explore historical content and methodologies in greater depth
• Complete a substantial research project incorporating more sophisticated analyses of historical evidence
In addition to the outcomes for the Liberal Arts major, history education graduates will be able to:
• Engage K-12 students in historical analysis.
In addition to the outcomes for their 36 and 24 credit concentrations in Social Studies disciplines, broadfield social studies graduates will be able to:
• Integrate knowledge, skills and methods of inquiry from more than one social studies discipline.