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The culmination of the History degree is the capstone, which students complete in the final term of their senior year at Eastern. The capstone (HIST 403) is offered on campus and online every academic year. The course typically adheres to a given historical period, region, or topic. Examples from past terms include “The American West,” “The History of the Renaissance,” and “World War II.” Students undertake a ten-week research and writing project and produce a multiple-draft, fifteen- to twenty-page term paper that incorporates primary and secondary sources. Honors-quality capstones, as decided on by the department, will be printed and housed at the EOU Library.