Students will be able to

  1. Recognize the diversity of human experience over time
  2. Discuss the processes and dynamics of historical change.
  3. Evaluate historical scholarship
  4. Assess evidence used by historians
  5. Pursue independent historical research
  6. Construct a historical interpretation
  7. Write clear and persuasive historical prose.


  1. Familiarity with six historical fields
  2. Mastery of main field of specialization
  3. Senior thesis or senior essay
  4. Oral presentation and defense of independent research project.