This semester you will be required to turn in a 5-6 page research paper on a pre-1500 culture of your choice. For this paper, you will research the current trends in historical scholarship on any part of the ancient world by reading and analyzing several academic articles about the ancient past. Please follow these guidelines when researching and writing your paper:
Sources - Brief Historical Overview:
may use an encyclopedia, textbook, or history book
Sources - Article Summary:
must use scholarly peer reviewed articles (see JSTOR or EBSCO)
This semester you will be required to turn in a 5-6 page primary source analysis on a pre-1500 culture of your choice. For this paper, you will choose a piece of historical literature that was written in the ancient past.
Examples of acceptable works include the Analects (China), the Ramayana (India), the Popol Vuh (Maya), the Illiad (Greece), Sundiata (Mali), etc. I can provide more examples to students who are interested in this project.