This seminar will introduce students to the basic issues and methods involved in the academic discipline of history. It will require them to write a paper based on independent research on a topic related to the theme chosen by the instructor for the seminar. PREREQUISITE(S): At least one 100- or 200-level history survey course plus sophomore standing or higher. Students must earn a grade of C- or better for this course to count towards their history major or minor degree requirements. Permission of instructor required if not a history major or minor.