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HIS-401   Seminar in Historical Methods3 credits

Prerequisites: HIS-280, senior standing, permission and completion of two "Research Intensive" courses from two different regional distribution areas

A capstone for the history major focusing on advanced research and historiography. Primary emphasis will lie on preparing an advanced primary-source based research project.

HIS-470   History Capstone1 credit

Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission.

A capstone for the history minor, students will expand and improve a paper previously written in a history course, providing new research in primary and recent, relevant secondary sources. The faculty member who oversaw the original paper will supervise the project.

HIS-480   Senior Thesis: historiography2 credits

Prerequisites: HIS-280, junior standing, permission and 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.

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.

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 will operate as 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 will operate as 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 & Culture in Modern China2 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

This course will operate as 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 & Culture in Modern Japan2 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

This course will operate as 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 will operate as 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.