HIST 300: Introduction to Historical Method
HIST 300-005: Dead in Virginia
Section Information for Spring 2013
This course is focused on the history of Northern Virginia as told through the hundreds of family and other small cemeteries that dot the local landscape. Because they are sites of memory, these cemeteries are historic sites that can tell us much about the history of the communities where we live and work. This course will require some time away from campus, but does not require that you own a car. However, it does require you to do such things as get your hands and knees dirty, to spend time in the archives, and to learn the basics of digital databases.
Satisfies the general education requirement in synthesis.
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Course Information from the University Catalog
Introduces research skills and methods, as well as historical interpretation, culminating in written and oral presentations. Notes: Topics vary according to instructor. History majors strongly urged to take HIST 300 as soon as possible after reaching 30 credits. Grade of C or better is required to graduate with BA in history. Students may repeat HIST 300 only with permission from the Department of History and Art History and repetitions are limited. May not be repeated for credit.
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