Medieval nun writing at desk with angel whispering in her ear.

Learning Outcomes

  • Read a variety of complex texts critically by asking questions, identifying key patterns in and crucial questions raised by a text, and recognizing its formal strategies
  • Locate authoritative resources that can help answer or respond to a critical question
  • Compose an argument that articulates a core idea or question, situates it in a larger conversation, and asserts a clear, focused answer or hypothesis
  • Analyze critically and creatively primary sources from the present and past for insight into the circumstances in which they were produced and the events/ideas they concern
  • Locate subjects in time and place, being sensitive to the contingencies of context and to change over time
  • Formulate historical questions and articulate the significance of their answers
  • Adapt your writing style to various audiences and platforms