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Capstone Research Project

Course Description

This seminar is the capstone course for the history major. The objective of the capstone course is to produce a paper that is exemplified by extensive research, critical thought, and intellectual engagement. The project should excite students and deepen their historical understanding. As a “senior project,” it will combine primary sources with secondary interpretations in an original and interesting way.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop an appropriate historical research project.
  • Present the important historiography surrounding their topic.
  • Annotate the theses of the books and articles they read for their project.
  • Place their project’s thesis within its proper historiographical context.
  • Explain the historical debates surrounding their topic.
  • Complete the historical project successfully.

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