History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 499: RS: Senior Seminar in History

HIST 499-004: Senior Research Seminar in the Long Cuban Missile Crisis
(Fall 2017)

Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1008

Section Information for Fall 2017

This is a RESEARCH SEMINAR focusing on the Cuban Missile Crisis and its origins.  “Long” refers to the nuclear weapons policies of Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy and Khrushchev that resulted in the most dangerous episode during the Cold War.  The seminar’s goal is for each student to produce a near publishable research paper based on primary sources.

Research/Scholarship Intensive

Satisfies the general education requirement in systhesis.

Satisfies the writing intensive requirement in the major.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Research on specialized historical topic culminating in seminar paper and oral presentation. Synthesis course; students expected to integrate knowledge and skills acquired in Mason Core courses. Notes: Subject determined by instructor. Student may present no more than 3 credits for graduation credit. Must receive passing grade to graduate with BA in history. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive, Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: History majors with 90 credits
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (HIST 300C) and (ENGH 302C, ENGL 302C, HNRS 110C or 210C).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in History.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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