United States Topics

History 101.002

Fall 2018
Section: 
2
Instructor: 
Location: 
3205 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
TuTh 10–12
Class Number: 
25937
Units: 
5

This course will serve to guide students through the capstone experience of their undergraduate history education: the researching and writing of the senior thesis. Successful completion of this challenging, but rewarding, undertaking requires students to do the work of an historian. Ultimately, this translates to producing a piece of scholarship — in this case a 30-40 page final paper — in which students articulate and defend a historical interpretation/argument rooted in extensive primary source research and informed by thorough secondary source reading.