1. Students will develop skills in researching, critical thinking, data analysis, and oral and written communication.
    1. Critical Thinking skills: Students develop their critical thinking skills.
    2. Conduct research and analyze data: Students will learn where to find primary sources and historical scholarship in databases and libraries, as well as how to evaluate their sources.
    3. Communicate clearly, both orally and in writing:
      1. Oral presentations: Students will give presentations on their research in the senior and sophomore seminars.
      2. Written work: Student will learn to write and incorporate their thesis in introductions to writing; smoothly integrate evidence into writing; organize their writing with coherent paragraphs, transitions, and flow of ideas; and create correct citations following the Chicago style.
  2. Students develop the skills and methods of historical scholars, including:
    1. Historical Terminology: Students will know basic terminology in history.
    2. Historical Methodology: Students will learn and apply methods of historians in writing and research.
    3. Historical Analysis: Students will learn how to formulate interpretations of history that convey human agency, context, continuity and change.
  3. Students learn knowledge about historical geography, historical actors, social movements and ideas, and events of significance in at least three geographic regions.