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01:30 PM to 04:10 PM R — Aquia Building 219This course is the capstone of the History major. Students are required to produce a substantial research paper based on their reading of primary and secondary sources from the founding era of American history. This period is broadly construed as encompassing the entire era that includes the French and Indian War, the American War for Independence, the writing of the U.S. Constitution, and the emergence of the first political parties in the 1790s. Students may focus on political or military topics of their choice or on subjects relating to women, slavery, religion, or culture more generally. After reading a short text providing a brief overview of the American Revolution, students, with the assistance of the instructor, will focus their attention on the various stages of researching and writing the research paper.
Satisfies the general education requirement in synthesis.
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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.
Satisfies General Education requirement for synthesis..
History majors with 90 credits, HIST 300, ENGH 302/ENGL 302 or HNRS 110 or HNRS 210, and completion or concurrent enrollment in all Mason Core courses.
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.