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Course ID:HIST 4990. 3 hours.
Course Title:Senior Seminar in History
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Description:
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 Seminar in History
Nontraditional Format:This is a faculty-mentored course in which students research and write an original and in-depth thesis in the framework of a specific time period or theme (e.g., Race in the Twentieth- Century U.S., The Early Middle Ages, Nuclear Culture). Students independently formulate their own research questions, learn to use a research library in both its physical and digital holdings, identify and analyze primary sources, synthesize historiography, present and discuss their work in a group setting on a regular basis, explain the significance of their findings for understanding the past and present, and identify what questions still remain or follow from that research.
Prerequisite:One 3000- or 4000-level HIST course
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Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
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