- Demonstrate an understanding of how historians work (questions they ask, how they gather sources and construct narratives based on that data).
- Master knowledge of the thematic development and literature relating to major figures, events, eras.
- Identify difference between primary and secondary sources; recognize and interpret multiple forms of evidence (visual, oral, statistical, artifactual); distinguish scholarly from popular sources.
- Identify or construct the thesis of a document and paraphrase it in written form.
- Critically analyze interpretations; distinguish fact from interpretation; demonstrate capacity to deal with differences in interpretation.
- Present an oral or written defense of a generalization using historical evidence.
- Research an historical topic using appropriate bibliographical and other historical reference works, internet sources, and other forms of evidence; analyze materials to resolve issues in interpretation or analysis, such as conflicting sources, gaps in evidence, or inference.
- Construct a research paper including chronology, outline, and first draft. Edit and write utilizing proper form of citations, footnotes and bibliographical references.
- Articulate ethical issues, such as plagiarism, in data collection, interpretation, historical writing and citations.
- Demonstrate interactive skills in discussion format, team learning, and oral reporting.
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