Ways of Thinking - Historical Analysis


To think historically is to understand history as a discipline concerned
(a) with the past and / or
(b) with issues of change and continuity over time. 

Historical knowledge is acquired through the systematic analysis of primary and secondary sources and the construction of historical interpretations of past people and societies. 

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  1. Understand the complexity of continuity and change in the chronology of human experiences.
  2. Develop historical perspective by relating subject matter to the broader historical context in which it occurred.
  3. Recognize the relationship between past and present by understanding history as provisional interpretations of the past by both the individual and society.
  4. Locate, evaluate, and interpret historical evidence from primary and secondary sources for establishing causation, context, and credibility.
  5. Express defensible historical interpretations based on evidence and construct arguments in either / both oral and written forms.

Alignment with LIVE learning outcomes

Critical Thinking - Apprentice: 1, 2 ,3
Information Fluency - Apprentice:  4
Communication - Apprentice:  5
Intercultural Knowledge – Apprentice:  2 

Current catalog list of LIVE courses
Historical Analysis Rubric
Guidelines for Courses in Historical Analysis