In this course, the student will build on his or her background in U.S. History or Western Civilization survey courses. The student will develop a basic bibliography for a special topic in history. The bibliography will include primary and secondary sources. The student will learn writing skills that extend beyond the requirements of the survey course. The course will foster communication skills that will prepare the student to create an oral or written presentation on the historical topic. The student will be given an opportunity to develop computer software skills using the latest presentation software available. This course may be repeated with a change in content.