This course is devoted to the research and writing of the history thesis, one of the final and most important requirements of history majors at the Richard Stockton College. This thesis should be an original study, based on substantial use of primary sources. It is expected that the thesis will offer new, unique, and creative insights about the past. As such, the thesis is the culmination of the training that constitutes the history major.
This is a Historical Consciousness course (H-Subscript) as well as a writing intensive class (W2).
1. Develop specific skills, competencies, and points of view needed by historians.
2. Develop skills in expressing oneself orally or in writing (through presentations, in-class discussions, response papers, a research prospectus, and peer revision).
3. Learn to analyze and critically evaluate ideas, arguments, and points of view.