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The delimitation of these regions is debatable; for instance Tibet may be regarded belonging to Central, East and or South Asia. Students writing on such regions are expected to spend thought on the definition of the examined region.



Term Paper Topics 14th Waves 2011 Spring



          World History

(1)      RSH      The Urban History of Latin America
(2)           The Urban History of South, Southeast and East Asia
(3)           The Urban History of Central and West Asia and North Africa
(4)           The Urban History of Sub-Saharan Africa
(5)           Economic History of the Indian Ocean Basin
(6)           Economic History of the Mediterranean Basin
(7)      KMJ      The White Man's Burden ? Practices of African Societies Causing Resentment in Europe
(8)      CEO      The White Man's Burden ? Practices in South Asian Societies Causing Resentment in Europe
(9)      YIS      The Application of Law in Colonial Societies : Africa
(10)      LJH      The Application of Law in Colonial Societies : Asia
(11)      PH      The History of European Studies of Far Eastern Languages, Culture and History
(12)           The History of European Studies of South and Southeast Asian Languages, Culture and History
(13)           The History of European Studies of West and Central Asian Languages, Culture and History
(14)      KDH      The History of European Studies of African Languages, Culture and History
(15)      YHY      The History of European Studies of American Languages, Culture and History
(16)           The History of European Studies of Pacific Languages, Culture and History
(17)      JCW      The History of European-North African Relations
(18)           The History of European-West Asian Relations
(19)           The History of European-Central Asian Relations
(20)           The History of Relations between Europe on one side, South and East Asia on the other
21-23 : compare Western Europe with 4 other regions (out of Pacific, East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, West Asia, Eastern Europe, North Africa, Subsaharan Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, North America); define 'culture', examine compatible criteria
(21)      PEY      A Comparative Cultural History : 1200-1500
(22)      BSH      A Comparative Cultural History : 1500-1750
(23)      BSM      A Comparative Cultural History : 1750-1914
(24)           The National Historiographies of Southeast Asia
(25)           The National Historiographies of South America
(26)      LSM      The National Historiography of Cuba
(27)           The National Historiography of South Africa
(28)      The Forsaken      A Comparative Social History of Confucian Nations
(29)      Penguin      A Comparative Social History of Buddhist Nations
(30)           Environmental History of South Asia
(31)           Environmental History of Southeast Asia
(32)           Environmental History of West Asia
(33)           The History of Nutrition in West Africa
(34)           The History of Nutrition in Central Asia
(35)           The History of Nutrition in North Africa
(36)      KHB      A World History of Literacy

Every topic only once; first email gets the topic.

By March 15th : Outline, with working table of contents, working list of references. 20 % of total assignment score.
By April 15th : First draft. If okay 80 % of total assignment score; if second draft necessary 30 % of total assignment score.
By May 15th : Second draftl 50 % of total assignment score.
FYI : grade - assignment 50 %, quizzes 25 %, class participation 25 %.

         November 25th 2010          Alexander Ganse






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