HIST 300: Introduction to Historical Method

HIST 300-002: Introduction to Historical Method: Youth Cultures in the U.S. and U.K. since 1945
(Fall 2019)

01:30 PM to 04:10 PM M

Mason Global Center (formerly Mason Inn Hotel) 1306B

Section Information for Fall 2019

This research and writing intensive course for History majors examines the development of youth cultures in the post-World War II United States and Great Britain in service of teaching students the fundamentals of the historical method. The goal is to lay a foundation in research, analytical, and writing skills that History majors can draw on as they take their upper-level coursework and eventually the capstone course, History 499. Students will learn how to develop research questions, find and analyze both primary and secondary sources, organize their analyses into arguments that are supported by evidence, and present those arguments effectively in both written and oral forms.

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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. 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. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Specialized Designation: Mason Impact., Writing Intensive in Major
Recommended Prerequisite: History majors with 30 credits or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in History.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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