Historical & Philosophical Perspectives

Historical & Philosophical Perspectives Learning Outcomes

During the Spring 2019 General Education Assemblies for Learning Outcomes, faculty groups began to develop learning outcomes for the Historical & Philosophical Perspectives Requirement. Then, smaller Working Groups from these Assemblies along with students and advisors worked together to digest the information from the larger group and to create draft learning outcomes for Historical & Philosophical Perspectives (see below).

We invite feedback from the campus community on these outcomes.

After taking a course in Historical & Philosophical Perspectives, students will be able to:

  1. Civic Life: Recognize and explain the importance of discovering, articulating, and practicing one’s values in civic life. (C-SLO 3)
  2. Ethical Assessment of Historical Events: Articulate how ethical choices and their outcomes have and continue to shape the course of history. (C-SLO 1 & 3)
  3. Philosophical Perspectives and Worldview: Explain how their own worldview or philosophical perspective shapes their understanding of enduring historical issues and social and cultural change. (C-SLO 4)
  4. Place, Culture, and History: Demonstrate critical awareness of the relationship among place, culture, and history. (C-SLO 4)
  5. Source Credibility: Identify and critically evaluate evidence from a variety of sources to place events in their historical, ethical, intellectual, social, economic, and political contexts. (C-SLO 1)
  6. Diversity: Explain and compare the evolving constructs that make up a diverse society both historically and in the present. (C-SLO 4)