Students will prepare a substantial piece of original scholarship based on substantial research in primary sources. Through readings, discussions, writing workshops, and individual tutorials, students will discuss how historians develop a research topic, conduct research and evaluate evidence, and apply secondary and theoretical materials to produce analytical, argumentative scholarship. The course will culminate with a symposium in which students will publicly present their research. Students contemplating an honors project should enroll in HIS 400 in the fall. Topics will vary. Offered each semester.