As seniors, most of our history majors finish out their Denison careers with History 430, the senior seminar. In the “senior sem,” students build on the skills and interests they’ve been developing as history majors to dig into the historiography of that semester’s seminar theme and then to select their own topics to investigate.

Senior seminars provide the challenge of independent research projects mixed with the camaraderie of a seminar. At the end of the semester, student present their research finding to the history department faculty before finalizing their individual research papers.

Sound like hard work? It is.

Sound like fun, too? Maybe you have what it takes to be a history major!

Take it straight from these students: their senior seminar experiences are something they’ll carry with them long after Denison.

May 28, 2021