Goals

This seminar allows students to explore the history of American citizenship from the early eighteenth century through World War II. To explore this topic, students will conduct primary source research and read several secondary sources. At the end of the semester, students will write a research based on one of the topics listed below and give a formal presentation. Finally, they will work on the following learning outcomes: 

  • Understanding of the discipline‚Äôs methods and processes
  • Using materials from other disciplines that can be relevant to history
  • Analyzing primary and secondary sources¬†
  • Writing with clarity about the past
  • Conducting research in multiple sites
  • Recognizing the historical nature of global processes
  • Conducting a self-directed study
  • Communicating informally in a group setting
  • Making formal, oral presentations