HIST 797: Research Seminar in History

HIST 797-002: Age of Revolutions
(Fall 2020)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W

David King Hall 2053

Section Information for Fall 2020

This course requires students to write an article-length (25-30 page) research paper based on a study of primary sources and the relevant secondary literature on the topic. Students will work on a subject of their choice, developed in consultation with the instructor. The paper may deal with people, ideas, or events anywhere in the world from the mid-eighteenth century through the first two decades of the nineteenth century. Topics may include the French and Indian War (Seven Years War) or revolutions in North America, France, Ireland, Haiti, India, or Latin America. In addition to political or military subjects, students are encouraged to consider issues of social or cultural significance, or matters relating to women, gender, slavery, race, religion, trade, or diplomacy. Only the availability of primary sources related to your topic limits the field. Topics need to be focused, narrower rather than broader in scope (for example, Not “what were the effects of the American Revolution on slavery?” but rather “what effects did the American Revolution have on enslaved people in Fairfax County, Virginia, from 1776 to 1820?”) Students are encouraged to contact the instructor prior to the first class meeting to discuss possible research subjects.

View 1 Other Section of this Course in this Semester »

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Research in specialized topics using primary sources. May be repeated for credit when topic is different, or with same topic with permission of the department. Equivalent to HIST 711, HIST 731, HIST 751.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: HIST 610 or permission of department.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Cultural Studies, Education (Community College) or History.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes.