History (HIST) 491

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HIST 491

Delivery Mode: Individualized study

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Humanities

Prerequisite: Professor approval

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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HIST 491 offers an opportunity for students to pursue an extended research project under the direction of a professor. The course of study will normally include extensive library research and the production of a major paper.


With the course professor, students develop a study and/or research proposal indicating the goals of study, procedure for evaluation, and the time to completion. A major discussion paper and comprehensive bibliography will be expected in partial fulfillment of the course requirements. Students are required to achieve a minimum mark of 50 per cent on each of the assignments and to obtain a course composite grade of at least D (50 percent).

Activity Weighting
Essay 1 50%
Essay 2 50%
Total 100%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

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