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Course ID:HIST 4990. 3 hours.
Course Title:Senior Thesis in History
Students research and write an original and substantial thesis under faculty mentorship. Students formulate their own research questions, identify and analyze primary sources, synthesize historiography, present and discuss their work as part of the research process, and explain the significance of their findings for understanding the past and present.
Athena Title:Senior Thesis in History
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in HIST 4990R
Nontraditional Format:This is a faculty-mentored, independent research course in which students gain the experience of a practicing historian by producing an original and in-depth thesis in the framework of a specific time period or theme about which department faculty members hold recognized expertise (e.g., Race in the Twentieth- Century U.S., The Early Middle Ages, or Nuclear Culture).
Prerequisite:One 3000- or 4000-level HIST course
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Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)