Research Hall 201
Section Information for Spring 2017
This course focuses on the methods of professional historian and prepares history majors for doing archival and historiographical research. We will also spend time getting ready for the writing of the capstone research paper in History 499. The topical focus of the course will be the history of the Appalachian Trail, America's oldest long distance National Scenic Trail. The history of the AT includes almost any subject you can imagine--public policy, race, environmental issues, class issues, questions of power, gender, crime, health, eugenics, and more. As a result, students will have no trouble finding a specific research topic. One optional hike on the AT is planned for later in the semester when the weather warms up.
Satisfies the general education requirement in systhesis.
Satisfies the writing intensive requirement in the major.
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Introduces research skills and methods, as well as historical interpretation, culminating in written and oral presentations.
Satisfies General Education requirement for synthesis.
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.