HIST 499: RS: Senior Seminar in History

HIST 499-001: RS: Senior Seminar in History: Revolutionary America
(Fall 2020)

01:30 PM to 04:10 PM R

Johnson Center ROOM G

Section Information for Fall 2020

This 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.

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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. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive, Writing Intensive in Major
Recommended Prerequisite: History majors with 90 credits
Registration Restrictions:

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

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Senior.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in History.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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