Ancient Farms

Write out your thesis topic and outline the way you intend to defend your main point. You can just use headings for the sections, but you should have at least two or three sub-points aside from your thesis and your conclusion. Provide as complete a bibliography as possible at the end of your outline or in a separate document. Your thesis may change, as may your list of sources, but show me what you have. You will need to develop a research question dealing with environmental anthropology that can be answered through a literature review. You will then need to find at least seven (7) sources in the form of books (including e-books), field reports, journal articles, or other reliable documents related to your chosen topic. You must make use of a variety of formats, not just one or two. You will almost certainly need to include both current source materials as well as some classic readings, which may be very old, yet highly relevant to your chosen topic. You may use as many course readings as you want, providing they are relevant to your topic, but at least five (5) sources must be external to the course. Papers should be between 7 and 10 pages, excluding title page (if used) and bibliography. Use standard margins, double spacing, and a readable medium – sized (11 or 12 point) font. The recommended citation style is Chicago, but SHA, SSA, and Turabian are also fine. Be sure to follow the style guide for both print and electronic sources as well as films (as applicable). Bibliographic entries must be cited in the text as well as in the list of sources. It matters how well your sources relate individually to your research topic, and how they serve in conjunction with other entries to inform any interested reader in sufficient depth. A hastily composed essay based upon a random selection of websites and other popular sources alone will earn a poor grade indeed. A list of sample topics will be made available no later than the end of the first week of class. Those who choose a topic from the list do not need to seek approval from me, but need only write up the proposal and submit it to me by the deadline.