Writing Assignment 1

Writing Assignment 1 (Module 2): Science and the European Colonial Empires

Using the relevant textbook passages, documents and commentary provided in class, and research you have done on your own, explain how and why scientific endeavors such as cartography and archaeology influenced the efforts of the European powers to build colonial empires around the world. The paper will be double-spaced, employ a minimum of ten references to at least five source materials (in footnote form), have a cover sheet and a bibliography (which are not part of the five-to-seven page requirement for length), and will follow the format and style laid out in Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (8th Edition).

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