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HIS-401   Seminar in Historical Methods3 credits

Prerequisites: HIS-280, Senior standing, and Instructor permission. Prerequisites also include completion of two “research intensive” courses from two different regional distribution areas.

A capstone for the history major focusing on advanced research and historiography. Students must have completed two research portfolios in two “Research Intensive” courses from two different regional distribution categories prior to enrolling. Primary emphasis is on preparing an advanced primary-source based-research project.

HIS-470   History Portfolio1 credit

A capstone portfolio for the history minor. Students will submit a portfolio of relevant work completed, such as exams and papers, as well as an assessment of the program. The portfolio will be graded Pass/Fail.

HIS-480   Senior Thesis: historiography2 credits

Prerequisites: HIS-280, Junior standing, and Instructor permission. Prerequisites also include completion of two “research intensive” courses from two different regional distribution areas.

Students will research a major area of historical study and write a substantial evaluative essay on its historiography. The department must approve the topic.

HIS-481   Senior Honors Thesis: monograph4 credits

Prerequisites: HIS-480

Students will research, write and present a scholarly paper on a topic of their choosing.

HIS-494   Independent Study1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

Reading or research in history as approved by the instructor. See independent study guidelines. See independent study guidelines.

HIS-497   Internship1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

Individually arranged work designed to provide practical experience. An extended analysis of the experience is required and periodic reports may be assigned. See internship guidelines. See internship guidelines.

HIS-499T   Special Topics in History1 - 3 credits

See courses listed below.

HIS-499T.1   Research Seminar: Anglican Foreign Missions and the British Empire2 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

This course is an advanced-level research seminar. Students will work in primary sources, both printed and manuscript, to write and present short pieces of original research centering on the creation of religious and imperial ideologies of expansion, social transformation, race and rule in the British Empire, 1850-1920.

HIS-499T.2   Reading Seminar: Imperialism in Modern East Asia2 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

This course is an advanced-level readings seminar. Students will engage in intensive readings of some of the more influential secondary literature on imperialism in China, Japan, and Korea during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Students will be required to read at least one monograph each week and provide written and oral presentations on the readings.

HIS-499T.3   Reading Seminar: Society and Culture in Modern China2 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

This course is an advanced-level readings seminar. Students will read some of the more influential secondary literature on the social and cultural history of modern China. Students will be required to read at least one monograph each week and provide written and oral presentations on the readings.

HIS-499T.4   Reading Seminar: Society and Culture in Modern Japan2 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

This course is an advanced-level readings seminar. Students will read some of the more influential secondary literature on the social and cultural history of Japan from the Edo period through the early twentieth century. Students will be required to read at least one monograph each week and provide written and oral presentations on the readings.

HIS-499T.5   Reading Seminar: The Body in Chinese History2 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

This course is an advanced-level readings seminar. Students will engage in intensive readings of some of the more influential secondary literature on gender, medicine, and the body in Chinese history. Students will be required to read at least one monograph each week and provide written and oral presentations on the readings.