By graduation we expect our majors will have become:

  1. Adept at close reading of both primary and secondary sources.
  2. Capable of interpreting sources that are written, visual, material, and oral.
  3. Attentive to the production of culture and to social and political change in a range of historical periods and social contexts.
  4. Knowledgeable about racial, gender, sexual, class, and other hierarchies embedded in societies.
  5. Capable of connecting scholarly work to contemporary issues of community, societal, national, and international concern.
  6. Capable of producing a well researched, well written, and persuasively argued, extended analytical essay on a topic of their choosing.



Learning Goals

Professor Frank Couvares talks with students during a Global Valley (AMST 111) field trip to Holyoke.