History Mission and SLOs

Mission

The Mission of the History Department, in support of the Missions of Kean University, the Division of Academic Affairs, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, develops emerging scholars capable of thinking critically, communicating across cultures, writing and reasoning within the perspective of historical literacy and a societal context.


Every student will meet basic standards which include insights into cultures and problems of civilizations; the whole and the interaction of the parts; an understanding of human groupings—countries, religions, civilizations—which have generated the emotions, symbols, and values of contemporary life; and a working knowledge of complex causes of the rise and fall of societies as well as of the underlying realities of leadership, social class and power. History graduates will encourage and inspire tolerance and mutual understanding as responsible and responsive members of a civic belief structure.


History Department Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

SLO 1: Demonstrate basic standards of historical literacy and perspective

SLO 2: Articulate an interpretive framework of the complex and interrelated causes, courses, and consequences of historical events

SLO 3: Perform sophisticated skills in examining, exploring, comparing, and critiquing a variety of sources and viewpoints: written, non-verbal, artistic, symbolic

SLO 4: Critically and comparatively analyze individual cultures within national, regional, and global contexts

SLO 5: Demonstrate well-developed written and verbal skills in dissecting and creating nuanced analyses of historical events and historiographical interpretations of those events


Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Mission

The mission of the MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (HGS), in support of the Missions of Kean University, the Division of Academic Affairs, the Nathan Weiss Graduate College, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, is to develop emerging scholars capable of thinking critically, communicating across cultures, and writing and reasoning within the perspective of scholarly literacy and a social context.


Every student will meet basic standards which include insights into cultures; the whole and the interaction of the parts; an understanding of human groupings—countries, religious beliefs, political ambitions, etc.—which have generated the emotions, symbols, and values of political power and conflict; and a working knowledge of complex causes of the rise and fall of societies as well as of the underlying realities of leadership, social class and power. HGS graduates will encourage and inspire tolerance and mutual understanding in light of the program’s scrutiny of the modern Human Rights movement, as responsible and responsive members of a civic belief structure.


Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

SLO 1: Demonstrate basic standards of scholarly literacy and perspective

SLO 2: Articulate an interpretive framework of the complex and interrelated causes, courses, and consequences of genocide

SLO 3: Perform sophisticated skills in examining, exploring, comparing, and critiquing a variety of sources and viewpoints: written, non-verbal, artistic, symbolic

SLO 4: Critically and comparatively analyze individual cultures within national, regional, and global contexts

SLO 5: Demonstrate well-developed written and verbal skills in dissecting and creating nuanced analyses of genocidal conditions and preconditions with an awareness and demonstration of methodological strategies.


KU Student Outcomes (KU): Kean University graduates should be able to:

1. Think critically, creatively and globally;

2. Adapt to changing social, economic, and technological environments;

3. Serve as active and contributing members of their communities; and

4. Advance their knowledge in the traditional disciplines (GE) and enhance their skills in professional areas

**General Education Student Learning Outcomes

Knowledge (GE-K): Students will demonstrate proficiency in knowledge and content by:

(K1) applying the scientific method to comprehend natural concepts and processes;

(K2) evaluating major theories and concepts in social sciences;

(K3) relating historical references to literature; and

(K4) evaluating major theories and concepts in the fine arts.

 


Skills (GE-S): Students will demonstrate the skills necessary to:

(S1) write to communicate and clarify learning;

(S2) communicate effectively through speech;

(S3) solve problems using quantitative reasoning;

(S4) think critically about concepts in multiple disciplines; and

(S5) show information literacy


Values (GE-V): Students will demonstrate personal, social and ethical responsibility as a part of lifelong learning through:

(V1) personal responsibility;

(V2) ethical & social responsibility;

(V3) active in social & civic engagement;

(V4) respect for diverse culture; and

(V5) lifelong learning

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