Each student who majors in History and Political Science must complete a portfolio research project in their major. The portfolio/research process is started in the 200 level Intro Course (HIST 200 and POLS 200). Progress is checked in the Research Methods course (HIST 397 and POLS 311). The portfolio/research paper is turned in as a part of the Capstone Course (HIST 499 and POLS 499). It is the responsibility of each student to keep the portfolio throughout his/her tenure in the department. As a part of the Research Methods Course and the Capstone Course, each major must complete a senior research project. This project is presented as a part of the Capstone Course and presented during Research Day activities.