Senior Seminar Projects
Students majoring in History produce a senior thesis during the final semester of their college career. This capstone project involves research, writing, and an oral defense, similar to a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation. In HIST 495: Senior Seminar, each student works closely with a research advisor. Two other professors also read and provide feedback on the student’s thesis. If the student produces a research paper of exceptional quality, it will be filed in the Senior Seminar Papers collection of the college library.
In recent years, history majors have successfully defended senior thesis papers on the following themes: