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EXPANDED
HIST 190
Senior Thesis Seminar

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This seminar is designed to provide you with an opportunity to do some in-depth historical research and critical analysis. It is sometimes referred to as a “capstone” class because it requires history majors to utilize the skills and knowledge acquired over the course of their undergraduate education. It builds on the preparatory work undertaken in History 189 (History and Its Methods) that is a prerequisite for this course. The primary focus is on writing your senior thesis, a research paper that utilizes primary sources and demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the secondary historical literature on your chosen topic. Weekly seminar meetings will provide you with an opportunity to discuss your research plans, readings, and activities and to present your findings to the class.

This course is required for all history majors.

Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Historical Perspectives, Written Communication II.

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Last Updated: 6/22/17