HTY 498(0002): Senior Seminar: The Global First World War

Instructor:  Kara Peruccio

Days/Time: Tues 3:30-5:20pm


Location: Stevens Hall

Description: Senior Seminar is the history major’s capstone experience, offering an opportunity to utilize skills you have acquired in your previous history classes: critical reading, research, analytical writing, and argumentation. The seminar guides you through the steps of producing a significant research paper on your topic of choice based on your analysis of primary and secondary sources. The theme of the course is the First World War through a global perspective, and we will examine changes in society, politics, and culture as a result of this transformative international event. You will analyze trends in colonialism/imperialism, gender and sexuality, war and peace, class, cultural production, and science and technology. From Maine to Mesopotamia, Washington D.C. to Sarajevo, we will explore the First World War through posters, memoirs, newspaper articles, poetry, and more.

General Education Requirements: Satisfies the Writing Intensive and Capstone Experience requirements.

Prerequisites: Restricted to history majors with senior standing.