The other half of the course is the Research Paper. It is so important, that it will be stair-stepped into little pieces, and we will work on some of those pieces in class. Using at least TWO scholarly books (print or online), and THREE scholarly, academic, peer-reviewed journal articles, you will write a 5-7 page, double-spaced paper, on a course-related topic that interests you, in consultation with the professor. At least ONE of the above books or articles, must be or contain a PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENT. Remember that these are the MINIMUM number of sources needed for the assignment. This may be insufficient to document your subject. For very narrow topics, there may be a shortage of material. Use good judgment in selecting and pursuing sources.