year senior history majors participate in the Senior Seminar course,
411. This is the capstone course in which students design a research project of their own making
based on the historical methods they learned in 201, 202, 390, and elective history courses. History majors often look
forward to 411 because they are free to follow their own interests and create original historical projects.
experiences in this course include:
- use of primary evidence from archives, musuems, special
collections, etc. for the core of the original research
- the 411 Conference
is a day long presentation of all the research
projects conducted by 411 members. The conference is open
to the public.
- the publication of the 411 papers to be housed in the History
Research Projects 2008-09
"Anglo-Saxon Popular Religion: Paganism, Christianity, and the Cult
"Something Wicked This Way Comes: An Examination of Weather, Economics, and
Plague's Effects on the Creation of a Persecuting Society during the Witch Craze"
"Renaissance Women and their Power through Patronage"
"Why They Were Weary: Defending the Clark County Boys of the 110th
Regiment of Ohio at the Second Battle of Winchester"
"The Tactics Used in Winning the Battle of Gettysburg"
"The Advancement of Gilded Age Society:
Conspicuous Consumption, Tiffany & Co., and the Wade Family Chapel"
"Camp Sherman, Chillicothe, and the CTCA"
"Examining the Role of Executive Orders in Imperial Presidencies and the Shift Towards
Presidentialism: A Case Study of President Franklin Roosevelt"
"The Cuban Missile Crisis: The Naval Blockade as a Solution and the
Significance of Kennedy's Decision Making Process"