HIST 300: Introduction to Historical Method

HIST 300-003: Introduction to Historical Method: Youth Culture in the U.S. and U.K. since 1945
(Spring 2024)

01:30 PM to 04:10 PM R

Krug Hall 209

Section Information for Spring 2024

This research and writing intensive course for History majors uses the broad topic of youth cultures to teach students the fundamentals of historical methodology. 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. Students will also learn to follow ethical principles, avoiding plagiarism and acknowledging intellectual debts through proper citations written in the disciplinary-standard "Chicago" style. 

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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., Topic Varies, 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
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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