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Learning Outcomes


Political Science

By the time of graduation students majoring in political science will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts and theoretical frameworks in American, comparative, and international politics.
  2. Demonstrate competency in critical and analytical reasoning skills necessary for the study of political science.
  3. Communicate effectively through strong writing and oral skills.
  4. Demonstrate competency with tools underlying modern social science research, including statistical or qualitative analysis.
  5. Participate as a civically engaged member of society.

History

By the time of graduation, students majoring in history will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the skills of a historian by conducting meaningful research using primary and secondary sources, including archival and database sources and other innovative sources, such as material culture, photos, film, television, etc. 
  2. Demonstrate ability to competently craft written history using professional research methods. 
  3. Demonstrate ability to effectively present historical research to an extra-departmental audience.

Social Studies

By the time of graduation, students majoring in Social Studies will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competency in the content areas of the Social Studies – History, Political Science, Geography, Economics, Psychology, and Sociology.  Demonstrate acquisition of the National Council for the Social Studies 10 Themes for teaching the social studies
  2. Complete the requirements for entry into the Center for Teacher Education.   Demonstrate successful application of the National Council for the Social Studies 10 Themes for teaching the social studies.
  3. Demonstrate competency in acquiring the skills of the historian. Those include the demonstrated ability to conduct research, and to craft that research into written work that answers significant historical questions.
  4. Demonstrate ability to effectively present historical research to an extra-departmental audience.

 

Department of History, Political Science, and Geography

Dorothy Brown

419-772-2090
d-brown.5@onu.edu
Hill 204
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed