You can pick any topic in bold, I also bold the inportant things that needs to be done in the paper. This need to be an A paper. Nothing less.
You don't need to let me know which topic you've chosen;
that's up to you. Do NOT deviate from the list of topics given below without my
approval. Your paper should be four-five pages long, double-spaced in 12 pt.
type with 1" margins. Make sure that you use appropriate citation format
for both the notes and bibliography. If you do not know how to do this, consult
the UMUC online library (button above under Resources). You should use at least
two BOOKS while doing your research. (If you are stationed somewhere where this
is not possible, contact me, and we can figure something out.) You should also
check the UMUC online library databases for articles on your topic as well as
WWW sources. If you have trouble finding sources, let me know by email, and I
can try to help. If you have a question at any step in the research and writing
process, please do feel free to ask me either by email or in the Q&C
conference. :) Oh, and if you have not already read my advice on the research
and writing process in Content, "How to Write a Good History Paper,"
you might want to do that now.
Now, the topics.
The Plague in Athens during the Peloponnesian War
The Roman Army and its Organization (If you choose this
topic, please be sure to define which period you will be analyzing in the
introduction to your paper!)
Was Constantine a Christian?
Charlemagne and Education
The First Crusade
The Black Death
Witchcraft and Magic in the Middle Ages
The Printing Press and Associated Developments
Science in the Late Middle Ages
Developments in Seafaring Technology and the Age of