Some suggested topics for research.
Cornell University Library has an excellent skill guide page on critically analyzing information sources.
Test 1, 2, 3 120 pts. each. (20 pts. Ids/ short answer, 20 pts. short essay) See syllabus for dates.
List of nine items (articles, web resource, or books or book chapters) to be annotated (3 each on Egypt, Greece, Rome). Due February 7. 10 points. Late penalty: 5 points.
Annotation of nine items (1 pp. max. length each annotation). Due March 21. 90 points. Late penalty: 5 points. Annotation = a critical review that includes: identifying the thesis statement or major points argued/presented; identifying the primary sources the author(s) used; and, to the extent possible, commenting on the quality of the research and identifying anything the author(s) should have included, used, etc., but did not.
The Cornell University has an excellent skill guide page on how to do annotations.
Essay Album. The Essay Album is worth 120 pts. Topic due February 16. Outline due March 16. First Draft due April 4. Second draft due April 20. Essay Album Due May 4. Late penalty: 20 pts. Album Guidelines.
Graduate students must complete the above assignments with the exception of the Essay Album. In lieu of the Essay Album, graduate students must write a major research paper using primary (ancient) sources (written, artefact, etc.) as well as secondary sources. Topic due February 16. Outline due March 16. First Draft due April 4. Second draft due April 20. The Research Paper is due May 4. Late penalty: 20 pts. The research paper is worth 120 points