HIST 100 SDSU Fall and Rise of Civilization

Anonymous
timer Asked: Mar 3rd, 2019
account_balance_wallet $9.99

Question Description

Follow the guideline and proposal on the attachment. I also upload the grading checklist and Thesis worksheet the professor provided. 😀

Attachment preview

Proposal: The Rise and Fall of Civilization

Yidan Gao

San Diego State University 

02/21/2019

Introduction

Civilizations have evolved since 3100 BC up to date and have different definitions and meaning depending on the era. There is no single and exact definition of civilization. The general and commonly used description is that civilization refers to an advanced state of human society with highly developed forms of culture, government, and social norms (Sullivan, 2018). Civilizations keep on developing from time to time, and they disappear as the natural environment and time change. Why does civilization rise and fall? The main aim of this study will be to establish when, where and why do civilizations develop. The analysis will consider the rise and fall of civilization in Mesopotamia, Harappan Indus Valley, East Asia, and Egypt. The research will use the literature reviews available to gather data and information for analysis. The search is crucial because we need to understand how and why civilization develops, and the civilizations available today (Krathwohl, 2019 ).

Literature Review

Researchers and authors have conducted numerous studies on when, where, and why do civilizations develop and they have put forward different arguments and conclusions. They have studied how the complex societies formed around rivers. Additionally, they have examined how climate change and environmental degradation led to the collapse of these river-basin societies. With the past studies and referencing Mesopotamia, Harappan Indus Valley, East Asia, and Egypt it is possible to determine the reasons why civilization develops. The results and conclusion will tell us why some people behave differently from others depending on their living area and

Unformatted Attachment Preview

Running head: PROPOSAL 1 Proposal: The Rise and Fall of Civilization Yidan Gao San Diego State University 02/21/2019 RESEARCH PROPOSAL 2 Introduction Civilizations have evolved since 3100 BC up to date and have different definitions and meaning depending on the era. There is no single and exact definition of civilization. The general and commonly used description is that civilization refers to an advanced state of human society with highly developed forms of culture, government, and social norms (Sullivan, 2018). Civilizations keep on developing from time to time, and they disappear as the natural environment and time change. Why does civilization rise and fall? The main aim of this study will be to establish when, where and why do civilizations develop. The analysis will consider the rise and fall of civilization in Mesopotamia, Harappan Indus Valley, East Asia, and Egypt. The research will use the literature reviews available to gather data and information for analysis. The search is crucial because we need to understand how and why civilization develops, and the civilizations available today (Krathwohl, 2019 ). Literature Review Researchers and authors have conducted numerous studies on when, where, and why do civilizations develop and they have put forward different arguments and conclusions. They have studied how the complex societies formed around rivers. Additionally, they have examined how climate change and environmental degradation led to the collapse of these river-basin societies. With the past studies and referencing Mesopotamia, Harappan Indus Valley, East Asia, and Egypt it is possible to determine the reasons why civilization develops. The results and conclusion will tell us why some people behave differently from others depending on their living area and civilization. With these facts in mind, people will be able to know a civilization is about to start and end which determines social, governmental, and cultural relationships during the civilization RESEARCH PROPOSAL 3 period. The study is crucial because it will enhance the understanding of how civilization affects our normal life. Research Design and Methods The research paper will collect data by searching for and analyzing the information from the literature review. The formation of the river-basin societies in each country, that is, Mesopotamia, Harappan Indus Valley, East Asia, and Egypt will be studied and data analyzed to conclude. Secondly, the effects of climate change and environmental degradation on the collapse of these river-basin societies will be investigated and analyzed. Conclusion The conclusion will explain the final results of the study in details. It will explain the reasons for the rise and fall of civilizations as well as the reasons why civilizations develop. It will also explain the conclusions arrived at and how the information is supposed to be used. Understanding of human social systems is crucial. RESEARCH PROPOSAL References Krathwohl, D. R. (2019, Feb 14, ). Organizing Your Social Sciences Research Paper: Writing a Research Proposal. Retrieved from USCLibraries: http://libguides.usc.edu/writingguide/researchproposal Sullivan, N. (2018, August 15). What is Civilization? - Definition & Common Elements. Retrieved from Study.com: https://study.com/academy/lesson/what-is-a-civilizationdefinition-common-elements.html 4 Professor Dr. Abman World History 100 Paper Guidelines o Term paper: 6-7 double-spaced pages, font Times New Roman, size 12 with standard margins. o Papers must be typed and fastened with a single staple. o Number the pages. Use footnotes or in-text citations to cite your sources for every quotation and important statement of fact. o Construct your paper using the course textbook and the reader. o You are allowed one outside source: it can be a library book, academic articles (published in peer-reviewed journals), or documents — not Wikipedia. o Your paper must address one of the following themes of the course: A) Rise and Fall of Civilization: When, where, and why do "civilizations" develop? How did complex societies form around rivers? How did climate change and environmental degradation lead to the collapse of these river-basin societies? Consider Mesopotamia, Harappan Indus Valley, East Asia and Egypt. B) First Empires and common cultures: How did climate change, migration and technological innovations contribute to the world’s first great empires? Discuss the transition from city-states to empires. Consider Sumerian city-states, Assyrians, Babylonian and Persian Empires. C) Axial Age: How did innovations in warfare, political upheaval, economic pressures and social developments give rise to the ‘second-generation’ societies? Consider the Zhou China, South Asia, the Mediterranean World, the Americas, and the subSaharan Africa? D) Shrinking World and interaction between continents: How did civilizations influence each other through transmission of knowledge from one place to another? How did conquests of Alexander the Great and the influence of his successor states spread Hellenism across Southwest Asia and into South Asia? Also consider the Silk Road-cross cultural interactions, the Colombian Exchange, spread of Bubonic Plague from Asia to Europe. Name: ________________________ Grade: ________ Paper Evaluation Checklist Thesis/Intro ___ Strong: clearly states argument; specifically outlines the paper’s direction ___ Moderate: convincing, but could be more specific or argumentative ___ Weak: vague, unclear, and general ___ Unacceptable: No discernable thesis and/or does not address prompt Comments: Analysis ___ Incisive, original, and consistent throughout the essay; supports thesis ___ Uneven: sharp on some points but not on others ___ No analysis: provides more description, summary and/or loses clarity ___ Too many vague, sweeping, all-inclusive generalizations ___ Conclusion moves beyond the body and offers something new ___ Conclusion restates the intro ___ Creative and lively style Evidence ___ Good use of historical context and background in the paper ___ Excellent use of required material; supports main arguments ___ Adequate use of required material; could have used more material ___ Does not use enough required course material to frame analysis ___ Repetitive; need to use a greater variety of evidence Structure ___ Each paragraph contains a coherent idea ___ Paragraphs contain topic sentences and smooth transitions ___ Paragraphs are logically organized ___ Paragraphs are too long and contain too many ideas ___ Organization of paragraphs needs work ___ Transitions between paragraphs need work ___ Too many quotes ___ Use of Block quotes or excessively long quotes Format ___ Does not meet page or word requirement ___ Incorrect margins, fonts, or spacing ___ Incorrect use of footnotes or other citations Other Problems ___ Grammatical errors ___ Awkward sentences ___ Essay not sufficiently proofread prior to submission ___ Passive voice ___ Confuses tenses or does not use past tense ___ Late paper Suggestions for Improvement ___ Use simpler sentence structures ___ Avoid use of slang, colloquialisms, catch-phrases, or informal language ___ Use more primary documents rather than secondary source to delve deeper into the analysis ___ Be sure that the body and development of the paper supports the thesis Professor: Dr. Abman Thesis handout 4 Steps to Writing a Good Thesis 1. Don’t start out broad and get narrow - and especially don’t talk about all of history or the world or something such as that (Probably my biggest pet peeve EVER is “Throughout history” or “Throughout time”). We will never ask you to answer a question that broad (and even if we did you couldn’t answer it that broadly! You’d always pick a specific part to focus on.) If your paper’s thesis is too broad it won’t be a good one; you’re going to want to zero in on your topic immediately. 2. Thesis = Argument. Your thesis is a succinct summation of your argument. It is the most important aspect of a history paper because it organizes and directs your paper; everything flows from your thesis. The remainder of the paper, the bulk of your writing, should be a justification/proof of your thesis with evidence to support that argument. It is nearly impossible to stuff the ENTIRE argument of an 6-7 page paper into one sentence. Don’t try! A good thesis will be at least 2 sentences, and probably three. 3. A thesis is more than a simple topic sentence or the re-phrasing of the prompt. A complete thesis should have three main components. 1) WHAT? This is your main point and argument; 2) WHY? Your thesis should have a phrase that explains “why” you think what you do. For example, if you want to argue that, “This history class is the best ever,” your thesis should explain why you think so. Ex: “The clear lectures, the interesting readings, and my dedicated TA make this the best history class ever.”; 3) HOW? Tell the reader how you will go about proving your argument. What types of evidence will you analyze? From where will you draw your evidence? 4. When the reader (me) is done reading your introductory paragraph they should know exactly what your paper’s gonna look like. I should know your main point, your evidence, and what your conclusion about that evidence will be. HINT: Give your thesis paragraph to a friend but don’t tell them what your paper is going to be about. Have them summarize for you what they think you’re going to be arguing and what your paper is going to be about. Was it right? Great! If it wasn’t, ask them to explain to you what language made them think your argument was something different than you intended. Then go back and try to refine your thesis so it better reflects your intended argument. Sample thesis and component breakdown: “In addition to being a very nice person, Arabella is a great TA because of her caring attitude, superb organizational skills, and her ability to communicate information effectively. These strengths can be seen in her thorough comments on papers, section planning, in her emails to individual students, and through her section discussions.” WHAT (argument): In addition to being very nice person, Arabella is a great TA WHY (basis of argument): due to her caring attitude, superb organizational skills, and her ability to communicate information effectively. HOW (evidence): These strengths can be seen in her through comments on papers, section planning, and in both her emails to individual students and her section discussions. ...
Purchase answer to see full attachment

Tutor Answer

MercyK254
School: UIUC

At...

flag Report DMCA
Review

Anonymous
Thank you! Reasonably priced given the quality not just of the tutors but the moderators too. They were helpful and accommodating given my needs.

Similar Questions
Related Tags

Brown University





1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology




2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University




982 Tutors

Columbia University





1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University





2113 Tutors

Emory University





2279 Tutors

Harvard University





599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology



2319 Tutors

New York University





1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University





1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University





2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University





932 Tutors

Princeton University





1211 Tutors

Stanford University





983 Tutors

University of California





1282 Tutors

Oxford University





123 Tutors

Yale University





2325 Tutors