HIS 241
Russian Culture Paper Assignment

Russia Orthodox Cross and Hammer and Sickle
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For this assignment, you will choose to either:

You must send your selection to your instructor for approval before you start on this assignment.  Please note that you cannot use your selection as one of the extra credit assignments noted in the course.  That sounds more confusing than it really is.  For example, you cannot read Tolstoi's War and Peace and do the extra credit assignment in Unit 7 and then also use War and Peace for the Russian Culture Paper.  On the suggested artist lists for this assignment, an * (asterisk) preceding an item will indicate that the item is also an extra credit option somewhere in HIS 241 or 242.
Answer the following question in a one, or two-page paper:  What insight does the work that you have chosen provide about Russian history, society and culture?
Your paper must follow the following format:
  • typed using a word processor (font size 10 or 12 only)
  • one-inch margins
  • double-spaced
  • page number citations for your quoted evidence
  • not to exceed two (2) pages
  • name, date and HIS 241 at the top left
  • must have a brief introduction and conclusion (each not to exceed two sentences)
  • You may consider submitting drafts of your assignment to your instructor for feedback before submitting the assignment for a grade. Please send some specific questions that you would like answered about your draft. The questions can be general (Is my introduction clear?) or specific (Is the phrase, "Chardin was jeweller," written correctly?).  You can send in multiple drafts (within reason) of an assignment before you submit for a grade.
  • At times, you may be asked to rewrite your essay before it is graded.  This is done for your own benefit and will result in an improved grade.
Your assignment should be sent to your course instructor following the directions for submitting assignments.
Please take a moment to review Charlie's History Writing Center for specific information on the writing requirements for the assignments in the course.



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