HIST 499: RS: Senior Seminar in History

HIST 499-003: Senior Seminar: The U.S. in World War II
(Spring 2019)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M

Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall 2408

Section Information for Spring 2019

The Second World War was the greatest calamity in human history. America’s participation in the massive global conflict changed the nation in countless ways: the mobilization effort affected the nation’s economy and politics, recast its social fabric, and changed the relationship between the people and their government. The memory of the war continues to influence the ways that Americans choose to remember critical parts of the twentieth century. This course, the capstone for the history major, gives students an opportunity to delve deeply into the American experience in the Second World War by creating their own research project based on primary sources. Over the course of the semester, students will learn the skills of historical analysis, identify an original research question, collect and examine sources, and produce a long essay on some facet of the American experience during World War II. 

Mason Core (All)

Research/Scholarship Intensive

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

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 the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: History majors with 90 credits
Registration Restrictions:

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

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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