HIST310 Assignment 1

HIST310 Assignment 1

For this assignment you need to write an analytical paper on the topic of Imperialism. This paper is to be 5-7 pages in length (typed, double-spaced, using 12 point Times New Roman font). You also must include a bibliography or works cited page. You are required to use at least five sources for this paper. Two of those sources are provided for you. The first of these sources is Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. Additionally, you need to utilize Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness: A Case Book edited by Gene M. Moore . This work is a collection of essays and you must use at least one of these essays in your paper. Both of these sources are found as an electronic resource in the Online Library, and need to be incorporated significantly into your research paper. Additionally you must use at least three other sources in your paper, as indicated above. One of these sources needs to be an additional book or journal article (The Online Library has great resources available). The other source may be any source of your choosing. However, when using internet sources be sure to use credible, academic sites. Also, you may not use encyclopedias (this includes sites like wikipedia.com and about.com). Additional internet, book, journal sources, and class resources may be used in your paper in addition to the 5 required sources. This paper is an opportunity for you to research a topic within Imperialism that interests you. It is up to you to focus your paper and create a thesis. Some examples of topics are: the treatment of Africans during Imperialism, a comparison between imperialism of the Congo with that of another region (inside or outside of Africa), the consequences of imperialism, or how imperialism was viewed in Europe. Good research papers will include a thesis statement (argument), a conclusion, introduction, and evidence; it will connect evidence to a thesis and utilize topic and concluding sentences. You must properly cite all your sources, information, quotes, and paraphrasing (anything that is not common knowledge) using either Chicago style of citation. The Online Library has many resources in aiding you in writing an excellent paper. You can find information at: http://www.apus.edu/Online-Library/tutorials/index.htm or by simply logging into the Online Library and selecting the link for Tutorials and Student Studies Center.