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Student Learning Goals

一道本不卡免费高清Majoring or minoring in history develops valuable skills transferable beyond the classroom. Learning goals broadly include: critical thinking, flexible interpretation of diverse source material, and persuasive writing, as well as analytical and research skills for tackling complex questions that will prepare majors for the changing professional world.

一道本不卡免费高清History students learn to make sense of complexity and to tell a good story.

Important departmental learning goals are met incrementally as students combine diverse courses and course types:

  1. Introduction to History courses (numbered 150–189) provide key foundational elements of historical work, beginning to teach students the following:
    1. how to read like a historian, searching for details and doubting what the author says
    2. how to research history in both primary and secondary sources
    3. how to develop historical writing both in terms of argument and style
    4. how to manage historiographical informatics: library, internet, and archival searching skills, bibliographic software for an ongoing career bibliography
    5. introduction to archives where possible, including material culture where appropriate
    6. introduction to both digital and quantitative concepts for history
  2. 200-level history courses continue learning goals from category 1 but also contribute to specific regional and period knowledge acquisition and the ability to synthesize and then analyze historical material in written and oral expositions.
  3. Issues in Contemporary Historiography (HIST 362) develops advanced skills in critical historical reading; pointed writing to summarize what students read; recognition of key historical concepts; and the ability to research and plan a compelling, large-scale research project. These build on learning in categories 1 & 2.
  4. Upper- or 300-level history seminars focus on specific areas of knowledge and develop real subject expertise and research acuity. Students develop and execute research projects, critically assess previous historians' work, and refine their expository skills in writing and speech.
  5. Research requirement: All history majors develop and deploy their skills in a senior research project, the capstone of their historical learning, through a senior thesis, a senior essay written in a tutorial, or as an extra assignment in a 300-level seminar. Students work under close faculty supervision and are given detailed feedback on their progress. This project brings together analytical skills, research skills (including finding and organizing large amounts of complex and diverse material), and skills in making a case and writing persuasively and professionally.

Assessment is continuous and complex. It occurs within each individual course and assignment but also through advisors' monitoring of students' overall progress, including student self-assessment and the shaping of student's specific substantive learning goals through two subject modules一道本不卡免费高清, and through the capstone research assessment, requiring departmental certification of adequate research standards.

Language Requirement

Is there a foreign language requirement? There is no foreign language requirement for history majors, but the department strongly advises all history majors to learn at least one foreign language.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit must be preapproved by the appropriate department before the course is taken. All preapproved credits will be posted to the student’s transcript for graduation credit. However, history majors wishing to count transfer credit toward the history major must consult with their history advisor in advance, and upon their return to Wesleyan provide their advisor with syllabi and other materials, such as exams and papers, from the course(s) that they wish to apply toward the history major. Once approved by the advisor, it may count for major credit.

Capstone Experience

APPLIES TO ALL CLASS YEARS

All history majors apply their skills in a senior research project. It can be a senior thesis or a senior essay written in a tutorial or in a 300-level seminar. The senior research project gives all history majors an opportunity to explore a topic they are passionate about.

  • Research Project: Every major must complete a substantial research project completed at Wesleyan under departmental faculty supervision.
    • This project may take the form of an honors thesis or a senior essay done through an individual tutorial (e.g.,  or ) or a research paper completed in an advanced seminar in one of the student’s chosen modules, with the approval of the student’s advisor and the instructor of that course. A paper completed in an advanced seminar must be in addition to the course's normal requirements.
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