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  • Graduates will be critical readers of both primary and secondary sources, and will use and properly cite both types of evidence in their written work.
  • Graduates will master the formal styles of writing, argumentation, and presentation that historians use in their work.
  • Graduates will achieve a basic mastery of research techniques in history.
  • Graduates will have effective oral presentation skills.
  • Graduates will understand historiography.
  • Graduates will have a general familiarity with the intellectual, political, economic, social, and cultural history of the United States, Europe, Classical Civilization, the Near-East, and one “Non-Western” area.
  • Graduates will understand the roles of race, class, gender, and ethnicity in history.