HIST 300: Introduction to Historical Method

HIST 300-001: Introduction to Historical Method: Dead in Virginia
(Spring 2019)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM MW

Innovation Hall 330

Section Information for Spring 2019

This course provides history majors with a comprehensive overview of the research skills and tools they need to be successful in their upper division courses, especially HIST 499. Students will learn those skills and about those tools by engaging in a local public history project centered on the many family cemeteries that dot the landscape of Northern Virginia, each of which is a historic site. This section of HIST 300 places a particular emphasis on digital public history and so is especially appropriate for students considering or pursuing the digital or public history concentrations in the major.

Mason Core (All)

Scholarly Inquiry

Research (All)

Satisfies the general education requirement in systhesis.

Satisfies the writing intensive requirement in the major.

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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. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Specialized Designation: Scholarly Inquiry, Writing Intensive in the 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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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