You will complete a minimum 1,000-word essay on a topic within the remit of this course, Early Civilizations, Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome or the East. You may choose the topic but the course instructor must approve it. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, historical events, works of art, architecture, religion, philosophies, gender studies, historical individuals, etc. The paper should contain a clear thesis/argument that it is trying to make. This essay must be well-written, and free of spelling and grammatical errors. The essay will be judged on the quality of your understanding of your chosen topic and discussion of the historiography. You should be able to organize a large body of material and facts (and too few facts that are reliable) in order to produce a coherent argument about your topic that is well organized and supported by primary and secondary sources.