Research paper about Roman Empire and Christianity
Students will begin by selecting a topic of their choice covered during the course
Students will then develop an historically relevant question that analyzes various aspects of Western Civilizations
Students will need to develop questions that address questions of how or why rather than factually based questions, students want to an analytical essay and not a report
Students must then locate at least 10 sources (5 primary and 5 secondary) that will assist them in answering their question(s)
Primary source material includes sources from the period being studied and can include, but are not limited to: letters, histories, journals, paintings, architecture, sculpture, etc.
Acceptable secondary source material would include, but not limited to scholarly journal articles, appropriate scholarly databases and websites (official museums and libraries), historical documentaries that demonstrate rigorous scholarly research, etc.
Students should consult the assigned reader, online librarian, or instructor for assistance in obtaining sources
Students will then write a formal 2500-3000-word analytical essay that presents a clear argument or thesis that may be supported by secondary and primary sources
Essays should be submitted as a PDF or DOCX
Format should include Times New Roman 12-in font, standard margins, and double spaced
Proper citations should be used for all references made to sources along with a Works Cited page using the Chicago style