History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 300: Introduction to Historical Method

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Section Information from the Schedule of Classes for Spring 2013

HIST 300-005:
Dead in Virginia  —  T. Mills Kelly

01:30 PM to 04:15 PM W — 

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

Credits: 3

Introduces research skills and methods, as well as historical interpretation, culminating in written and oral presentations.

Satisfies General Education requirement for synthesis..


History majors with 30 credits or permission of instructor.


Topics vary according to instructor. History majors strongly urged to take HIST 300 early in their program of upper-level courses. Grade of C or better is required to graduate with BA in history.

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