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Historical Perspectives


One course from the following:

HIST 201HIST 202HIST 213 , HIST 313LAT 311  or MUS 351

Learning Outcomes

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze the origins and consequences of historical events and developments.
  • Understand ideas in their historical context and explore diverse interpretations of the past by critically assessing both primary and secondary historical sources.
  • Evaluate historical arguments by analyzing major assertions, background assumptions, and explanatory evidence.   
  • Use a historical perspective to understand the world today and address contemporary issues

Skill Applied Learning Requirements

  • Explicitly demonstrate how the curriculum will develop critical thinking and systems thinking skills.
  • Explicitly demonstrate how the curriculum will develop information literacy skills; Must include an information literacy exercise.
  • Must incorporate opportunities for students to read critically and to analyze contextually a wide variety of sources and to write extensively.
  • Must include graded writing components.

Category Learning Objectives Student Evaluation

Historical Studies

Approved courses

Model syllabi


HIST 201 and HIST 202 are by transfer or via dual credit courses.