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HIST 391 - Independent Study - Thesis Preparation and Methodology

Semester Offered: Fall or Spring
1 unit(s)
As a yearlong independent research project, a senior history thesis can be an exhilarating but also challenging experience. Many questions must be considered: How do I clearly define my research question? How do I locate my work within the existing scholarship in my field? Where are the most relevant sources? How do I organize and interpret the information that I have uncovered? This seminar provides the opportunity for students to grapple with these questions and to prepare for writing their senior history thesis. Students develop clear research ideas and questions, locate necessary sources, become acquainted with different historical methods, and discuss strategies for different stages of the process.  Rebecca Edwards.

One 2-hour period and individual conferences with the instructor.

Course Format: CLS

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