Select, research, and present whatever topic you wish to explore provided (1) that their topic is historical in nature; (2) that the topic falls within the period from approximately 30 A.D. to 1500 A.D.

Assignment Question

Research and Writing Project [“Learning Artifact” for ePortfolio]: In order to achieve a number of the listed learning outcomes for the course each student will engage in significant historical research and writing. Students should note carefully (points will be deducted for not following directions) the following: A proposal of a research topic or subject must be submitted to the professor for his approval no later than, September 30th. Select, research, and present whatever topic you wish to explore provided (1) that their topic is historical in nature; (2) that the topic falls within the period from approximately 30 A.D. to 1500 A.D. Students are welcomed to research relatively unknown or “margianlized” individuals, places, events, or works in church history. Remember that an important part of writing a research paper is the sometimes difficult task of locating and selecting the primary and secondary sources you intend to use. This will likely involve several hours of hard work in the library. Do not expect others to do this work for you— this is a part of your assignment. Ideas for paper topics can be found in the textbook as well as in the class lectures. The formal body of the paper must be 15 to 18 pages in length, typed, and double-spaced. In addition, the student must include a cover page, outline or table of contents, and bibliography. A minimum of 15 sources must be utilized in the research. In your bibliography, make sure to separate the primary sources from the secondary sources. The paper must include a final interpretive section indicating your understanding of how this information is or could be of significance to your life and/or ministry today. Type in MS Word, Times New Roman, 12-point font (10-point font in the footnotes). In all aspects, the paper must conform to the latest edition of A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate L. Turabian. Do not use parenthetical or endnote referencing. To submit this assignment, please email the professor a MS Word document with the email subject of “[students name]’s Church History Research Paper.” The paper may be turned in at any time during the semester, but is due no later than December 10th at 11:59 PM PST. Papers will not be received for credit after this time. Research papers will be evaluated on the basis of four primary criteria: (1) the depth of the research in both primary and secondary materials; (2) the quality of the analysis/argument you present; (3) the clarity, accuracy, and beauty of well-edited writing; (4) and the thoughtfulness of the concluding personal, reflective section. The end of the syllabus provides a rubric to standardize assessment of the research papers. Due on December 10th at 11:59 p.m. PST. 250 pts. 1540123 18 minutes ago The research will be on Saint Augustine’s Doctrine of Original Sin