History Learning Outcomes and Curriculum Map
Saint Xavier University is dedicated to providing top-quality education that is intentionally designed to develop your skills and expertise as you prepare for the next step in your education or career. The learning outcomes reflect the specific competencies that you will gain from our program, while the curriculum map portrays how these competencies will shape and prepare you for the real world.
- Sources of Historical Inquiry: Students will distinguish between primary and secondary sources, critically evaluate source material and locate relevant print and digital reference material in researching historical topics.
- Concepts in the Study of History: Students will explain and incorporate key concepts in the study of history such as chronology, periodization, historical causality and distinction between fact and interpretation.
- Presentation of Historical Arguments: Students will develop, research and present reasoned historical arguments in written and oral form, employing both primary and secondary source material and adhering to accepted disciplinary rules of citation and use of evidence.
- Depth and Breadth of Historical Knowledge: Students will identify and explain the significance of central developments in the United States and world history. They will analyze and examine key issues and trends in the history of selected subfields within the historic discipline.
- Legacy of History in the Contemporary World: Students will explain how key development has shaped elements of the contemporary order. They will analyze and critically compare interpretations about the impact of past events on contemporary life.
- Ethical Implication of Historical Study: Students will call upon their historical knowledge to explore ethical and moral issues in the past and current order.