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Analyze different historical interpretations of the event.

This course culminates with an original research paper based on your historical research. The purpose of this paper is to identify and analyze a historical event using concepts learned in class.

Guideline

Identify a significant historical event that occurred between 1945 and 2008 that has had positive and/or negative consequences (e.g. the Truman Doctrine, the Arab-Israeli Six-Day War, 9/11, the war in Afghanistan, etc.), and defend your selection as a significant contemporary event. The paper should include the following.

  • Identify and describe the historical event.
  • Analyze the historical and contemporary causes of the event.
  • Analyze different historical interpretations of the event.
  • Evaluate the positive and negative outcomes of the event.

The Final Paper should be 8–10 pages in length and use proper APA formatting.

Deliverables

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Week 2: Selection and Defense of Topic

Students will identify a significant historical event and briefly defend why the event is significant and worthy of study.

The topic selection and defense is due at the end of this week. See Syllabus Due Dates for Assignments & Exams for due date information.

Week 5: Annotated Bibliography

This week, you will complete the annotated bibliography for your research paper. An annotated bibliography looks like a standard APA bibliography with the addition of annotations (2–3 sentence descriptions of how the source will contribute to your paper) after each bibliographic entry.

You are required to find ten references, five of which need to be scholarly, and provide annotations for all ten. All references must be cited in APA format. An approximate length for this bibliography is between 1–3 pages. Submit this assignment in a Word document.

Tutorial

Scholarly vs. Non Scholarly Resources

This tutorial defines what scholarly resources are, why you should use them, and where to find them. It will help you to write a better research paper.

It also answers many of the questions you may have about scholarly resources.

The annotated bibliography is due at the end of this week.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

Week 7: Final Submission

The Final Research Paper is due at the end of this week.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

 

Research Paper: Final Submission

This week, you will be submitting the final, complete version of your research paper. You will submit this assignment in a Word document. For more information on your research paper, consult the “Research Paper” item under Course Home.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions or watch this TutorialDropbox Tutorial.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

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