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Global Slavery: HIST 0861

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There will be two parts to your final project: an oral presentation and a written paper. The presentation is worth fifty points {5% of your final grade) while the paper itself is worth 250 points (25% of your final grade). Please see the rubrics for the way the points will be awarded.

You will be required to pick a final paper topic and discuss it with me before the library workshop. Your topic can be anything that is related to our class topic, but must be approved!

Expectations for the paper are on your syllabus and in the rubric, but for a quick breakdown: the paper should be 6-8 pages (not including bibliography), 12 pt. font, double-spaced, with Chicago style citations.

A paper of this length should have a minimum of 6-8 sources, at least half of which must be academic. That means that if you are doing a paper on slavery in film for instance, you may use reviews as sources, but you will need at least 3-4 academic sources as well.

Any successful history paper MUST have an argument of some sort. It is okay if you are not sure what direction your argument will be going at this point, but by the time you turn in your final paper, it must be apparent from the introduction. If you are unsure as to how to turn your topic in to an argument, you must come talk to me during my office hours. Your evidence needs to support this argument. There is no excuse for not having an argument with evidentiary support in your paper. That is, in fact, the point of the assignment.

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