Dear Incoming Graduate Students,
Congratulations on your acceptance into the MA History Program. A vital part of our program assessment requires your participation at this early stage in your graduate History studies, before you begin your course work. To determine how to best serve our students and improve our program we need you to complete a baseline assessment before the beginning of the semester.
In your HIST 6000: Historiography course we will administer the assessment and ask you to respond to 4-5 questions based on your reading of the chapter, "Altars of Sacrifice: Confederate Women and Narrative of War" by Drew Gilpin Faust." You will be asked to read the chapter before the first day of class and will receive further instructions from the instructor.
For the assessment, you can bring a laptop or compete the assessment in the computer lab. The assessment will typically take between 30 and 60 minutes. Please bring a hard copy of the chapter to the assessment. Your responses to the assessment will be entirely anonymous and only used for the program assessment. Your responses will NOT be used as any part of your individual assessment or grade evaluation.
Before you come to complete the assessment, please read this chapter titled "Altars of Sacrifice: Confederate Women and Narrative of War" by Drew Gilpin Faust.