History 499: Undergraduate Senior Seminar

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All history majors at George Mason University are required to complete HIST 499: Senior Seminar in History, which requires research on specialized historical topic culminating in seminar paper and oral presentation. Using primary sources, these students extend our knowledge of the past, becoming producers as well as consumers of historical knowledge.

This collection in MARS (Mason Archival Repository Service; mars.gmu.edu) is a means by which students can share their seminar papers with a broader readership.


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    An Inspired Identity: The Importance of the Performing Arts in Community Building
    (2014-05-23) Fijalka, Michael
    Building community through the performing arts seems to have been the main influence for the construction of the Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods, which was completed and opened in May, 1979, and included, in particular, a 275 square foot theater and rehearsal rooms. This suggests that the performing arts were an intentional key to building community in the still young town of Reston.