HIST 499: RS: Senior Seminar in History

HIST 499-002: Senior Seminar: Indigenous Voices in American History
(Fall 2022)

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR

Innovation Hall 328

Section Information for Fall 2022

This course is a capstone of the History major that incorporates a public history approach. Students are required to conduct primary and secondary research illuminating the diverse perspectives, experiences, and contributions of indigenous peoples in American history.  Indigenous peoples shaped cultural, political, and social landscapes over time from pre-European contact to modern eras, yet their presence beyond stereotypes often remain less visible. Sources and methods for accessing, analyzing, and interpreting indigenous voices will be introduced for students to select from a wide range of eras and tribes across the Americas. Students will learn to develop substantial public history products that may include interpretive materials, exhibit scripts, media pieces, or educational resources.

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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, Topic Varies, Writing Intensive in Major
Recommended Prerequisite: History majors with 90 credits
Registration Restrictions:

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

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in History.

Schedule Type: Seminar
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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