Information about History Capstone
Who has to take it?
All History majors who began taking courses at UAB after July 2009 are required to take HY 497, the History Capstone.
When do I take it?
You can take the Capstone either semester of your senior year. Please note that the Capstone is NOT offered in the summer.
How does it work?
The Capstone is a major research project done as an independent study course. You must get permission from a History instructor that he or she will direct your capstone project.
How do I register?
What will my project be?
It could be a research paper or an annotated bibliography or a primary source analysis or another presentation of some sort. You and the instructor will decide what sort of research project you will do. He or she will also monitor your progress during the semester. A faculty committee will decide whether your final project is acceptable.