DePaul University Catalog > Degree Requirements > Undergraduate > College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > History (BA) > Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

​Students will be able to:

  • Describe and discuss historical facts, themes, and ideas.
  • Identify, analyze, evaluate, and synthesize primary and secondary source evidence.
  • Analyze an event, source, idea or person within its historical context.
  • Critically evaluate change over time (the idea that the relationship between events over time suggests meanings that might be overlooked if the events were examined in isolation).
  • Identify different perspectives on the past, whether those be historical, interpretive, or methodological in nature.
  • Conduct research independently using primary and secondary source evidence.
  • Express knowledge and reason effectively in writing.