HIST 499: RS: Senior Seminar in History

HIST 499-DL1: Senior Seminar: The Founders, Past and Present
(Spring 2021)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M

Online

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Section Information for Spring 2021

This course is the capstone of the History major. Students are required to produce a substantial research paper based on their reading of primary and secondary sources focused on the ongoing legacy of the founders of our country, including University’s namesake, George Mason, to the region and our nation. As such, the course is broadly defined to allow students to select topics from the colonial era through the modern era. Students may focus on local history, political or military topics of their choice or on subjects relating to women, slavery, education, religion, or culture more generally. After completing some readings about George Mason and the generation of the “Founders,” students, with the assistance of the instructor, will focus their attention on the various stages of researching and writing the research paper.

HIST 499 DL1 is a distance education section taught synchronously. Students should expect to meet on the day and time scheduled.

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

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

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Senior.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in History.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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