Learning Outcomes for American History

U/American History:

  • knowledge of a basic narrative of American history: political, economic, social, and cultural, including knowledge of unity and diversity in American society;
  • knowledge of common institutions in American society and how they have affected different groups;
  • an understanding of America's evolving relationship with the rest of the world;
  • an understanding of the distinct, overlapping, and shared histories of people based on varied identities and experiences, especially those connected to at least two of the following: race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, religion, and disability;
  • an understanding of the causes and effects of inequalities, past and present, rooted in American social, economic, legal, and political structures, and of efforts to eradicate those structural inequalities