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Where do I begin?
What period are you curious about? Your topic is completely up to you but it must related directly back to the curriculum of our class (ANCIENT TO 14TH CENTURY) and it must be a research project.




Paper Requirements :
The paper should be 4 pages long at minimum…double spaced 10 font.

1. Here are your possible topics:
a) art as a social tool
b) art as propaganda
c) art and society

Once you have decided on the category, you will need to narrow it down to one or two pieces of art and craft the topic into a research paper that deals with any aspect of the above topics.


2. Examples: How did the Naramsin Stela or David's Napoleon Crossing the St Bernard function as a piece of propaganda within the culture ?
What was the role of art in Eighteenth-century France through an analysis of the salons and The Academy?
Choose a piece or pieces you are interested in, fascinated by, or would like to learn more about.

You must decide on a thesis. A thesis is what your paper will be about.. As this is a research paper you will need to research information about the pieces that will confirm, support, or prove your thesis.




3. Technical details:
  • A minimum of 4 Pages, objective paper with footnotes and bibliography.
  • The footnotes and bibliography must be rendered in Turabian style. Please use the links below to Turabian citation guides.
  • You will need at least 3 sources : 1 scholarly journal, 1 credible website, one actual book(not a textbook)
  • what is a scholarly journal? You can find these journals in online research under Proquest or ABI inform. Remember you can access all research databases from home by going to the library section of the WVC site and by clicking on off-campus access.
  • what is considered a credible website?
    Tips for assessing the credibility of online information
  • Does the Web site provide references for research that can be independently verified?
  • Are authors identified? Are their affiliations, credentials, and contact information provided?
  • Who owns or is responsible for the Web site? Is a physical address and complete contact information provided?
  • Does the site describe its mission? Are staff members identified?
  • Does the site carry advertising? If it is run by a not-for-profit organization, are its sources of funding identified?
  • Is the site professional in appearance and quality? How recently has it been updated? Is it free from typographical and grammatical errors?
Based on Stanford Guidelines for Web Credibility.
  • what is meant by "actual" book? not a text book , but an actual physical book that is relevant to your topic.



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