In your Final Project, you must compare two different societies or civilizations that we have covered in this class, within the time period we have considered (ca. 5000 BCE—ca. 1600 CE). You will submit your project by the end of the class. You will also have an opportunity to share your project with your classmates in the Final Project Exhibition discussion.
Refer back to your Final Project Preparation assignment that you completed in Week 3, in which you chose two different societies or civilizations we have covered in this class, as they existed in the time period we have considered (ca. 5000 BCE—ca. 1600 CE). For this assignment, you will further expand the content areas covered in the Final Project Preparation assignment and the HIS103 Final Project Help Sheet downloadby comparing and contrasting your societies or civilizations in at least three of the following categories:
- Gender Roles, Ideals, and Relationships: Assess how ideal roles or qualities for men and women were expressed within each society.
- Social and Economic Structures: Assess how each society defined different levels of socioeconomic status.
- Religious or Ethical Beliefs: Evaluate how core religious or ethical beliefs operated within each society.
In your Final Project’s comparative analysis, select two different societies or civilizations within the time frame covered in this course. In your paper,
- Define clearly each society or civilization you are comparing and the time period during which you are examining each society or civilization.
- Develop a distinct thesis statement that serves as the main idea of your project.
- Organize main sections of your work clearly according to the categories that form the basis for your analysis.
- Explain the historical context clearly within which you are examining the chosen categories.
- Compare and contrast the two societies in regards to the significance of the similarities and/or differences that you find.
- Must include a separate title page or slide with the following:
- Title of paper, project, etc.
- Student’s name
- Course name and number
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Microsoft Word (Links to an external site.).
- Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance.
- Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
- For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) as well as Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.), refer to the Writing Center resources.
- Must use at least four scholarly secondary sources and one primary source in addition to the course text.
- Must include a separate references page or slide that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center.