Final Paper

For your final papers, you must choose one of the broad thematic subjects below and come up with your own original topic. A helpful way to consider potential topics is to start with a question or problem that interests you, and consider possible answers. From there you can start drafting your thesis and gathering evidence to support your argument.

Topics:

  1. Women
  2. Monarchies vs. Republics
  3. Arab Nationalism
  4. Religious fundamentalism
  5. Democracy in the Arab world?
  6. Petro dollars and foreign aid
  7. Violence
  8. Sectarianism/Minorities
  9. Demographics

Email me by midnight on Sunday March 30, 2014  (i) your topic; (ii) your basic bibliography; and (iii) your basic thesis or argument.

Sources: you should be using 2-3 from the course itself and 2-3 from outside, that you have found yourselves.

Your papers will be 8-10 pages in length, in Times New Roman font, 12-point, double-spaced. You must cite all sources and include all pertinent information for the citation.

The final paper is due April 21, 2014 by midnight and remember this assignment is worth 40% of your final grade.

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