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HISTORY General 2020-2021: Doing IS

What does IS look like in history?

There are many ways that students approach their independent studies in the History Department. History as a field involves making creative and careful use of sources from the past to ask new questions and to make new arguments that challenge today’s assumptions about our world. Both the act of research and the ways that historians communicate their arguments to audiences offer many opportunities for innovation. The resources in this page will help you to think about how you might engage with this process while at Wooster. 

 

Departmental Guidelines

History IS Examples

Alternative IS Projects

In addition to "traditional" research papers, students in the History Department have produced a number of exciting projects, including digital exhibits and virtual reality tours.  See some examples below: