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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.
History IS Examples
Open Works History
Use this database to find the full text of Independent Studies at Wooster completed after 2012. It requires a Wooster Log-In.
A list of Independent Studies (across all departments) designated as exemplars
IS Topic Database
This database allows you to search and browse IS topics and titles going back to the start of the IS process at Wooster.
Visit the History Department’s Instagram page for examples of IS posters and galleries from both juniors and seniors in the history department.
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: