Objective: Demonstrate your mastery of Course Goals 1 and 2 by:
Instructions: Compose a 1000 word essay citing your sources (which may come from the required course readings, Discussions, and credible outside sources) in your choice of Chicago Style, APA, or MLA, including a Bibliography or Works Cited Section. You may always write beyond this minimum guideline. State which citation style you are using. The 1000 words do not include the Bibliography. The 1000 words are to be your analysis.
Choose 1 group (women, laborers, farmers, believers, scientists and scholars, the middle class, the aristocracy, artisans, merchants, military people, entrepreneurs, religious authorities, heretics, artists, patients, builders and architects, physicians, musicians, entrepreneurs, etc.) and trace them in the readings from the ancient world through the 20th century. For the ancient world, prehistory will certainly work, but beginning with the eras of Egypt or classical Greece and Rome will suffice. You may choose another group; simply ask me for approval first.
With your chosen group, trace the technological transformations in their lives and the changes in how they see the universe.
You may wish to use one of the following quotes to guide your essay.
Be sure to address all of the following in the essay. These points and questions overlap and may seem a bit redundant; they are designed to ensure that you explore the power of shifts in knowledge:
Your essay must have a thesis statement and be organized into paragraphs including an introduction, body, and conclusion. Support your response with historical detail (names, dates, and events), and not merely generalizations. Including additional relevant and substantive content beyond the minimum word count will help your grade.