07:20 PM to 10:00 PM R
Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1008
Section Information for Spring 2020
This course uses the broad topic of the ongoing legacy of our University’s namesake, George Mason, to the region and our nation. As such, the course is broadly defined to allow students to select topics from the colonial era through the modern era. Students may focus on local history, political or military topics of their choice or on subjects relating to women, slavery, education, religion, or culture more generally. The objective of this historical methods class is for students to be introduced to the work of historians and to begin doing the work of a historian themselves. Students will be introduced to a core set of skills to draw upon and utilize in upper-level coursework, in particular in preparation for taking 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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Enrollment is limited to students with a major in History.