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SOAR Project

Senior Seminar

This is our capstone course. To use the best of their knowledge and skills learned in all history classes, students write substantive research papers suitable for delivery at an undergraduate conference. Topics, which must be approved by the instructor, may be from any area of study. One member of the department directs the seminar and holds weekly meetings, but all history faculty serve as advisors as students prepare their projects.

Recent Research Paper Topics:

  • Japanese Internment during World War Two
  • Anglo-Saxon Christianity
  • U.S. Intervention in Guatemala
  • Rosie the Riveter Campaign
  • Benedict Arnold
  • Salem Witchcraft Trials
  • The American Revolution in New Jersey
  • Lehigh County Loyalists
  • Cherokee Removal
  • Bacon's Rebellion
  • The 1622 Attack on Jamestown
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
  • General Daniel Sickles
  • Moravian Missionary Work in South Africa 1792-1816
  • French and Confederate Relations During the French Intervention in Mexico (1861-1866)
  • The Student Movement in Mexico during the 1970 Olympic Games
  • The Macedonian Wars of the Roman Republic 215 BC–148 BC
  • Julius Caesar as Military Leader 62 BC–45 BC
  • The Roman Military Reform in the 1st Century BC
  • Population Density in Late Medieval England
  • Margaret Beaufort: The Power of the King's Mother in Tudor England, 1485-1509
  • The Obligatory Work Service's Effect on Recruitment in French Resistance Organizations, 1940-1944
  • The Modes of Resistance in Extermination Camps 1941-45
  • The Revolutionary War and Lafayette in 1776
  • The Revolutionary War in New Jersey in 1776
  • The Steel Strike of 1959 in Pennsylvania
  • Sanitation Workers’ Strike in New York City in 1975