1.short essay 5-7 paragraphs
2.Defend or Refute ONE of the following statements.
Citing specific examples, defend or refute one of the following statements:
1. The Mongol Invasions of the 13th Century CE positively impacted humanity.
2. History was made by civilizations in climate zones where agriculture was possible (e.g., Egypt, the Fertile Crescent, the Indo-Gangetic Plain, the Yellow and Yangtze River Valleys, etc.); marginal peoples from north or south of this zone contributed nothing to human history.
Answer the following question:
3. What is the most important non-human force in the making of history: trade, disease, philosophy, climate, religion, or something else? Why? (Pick one to defend, but make sure to discuss at least three).
3. Based on Textbook:
Peter von Severs, Charles A. Desnoyers, and George B. Stow, eds. Patterns of World History (Second edition). New York: Oxford University Press. Chapters 11-15.
An “A” essay will be well-organized, demonstrate a genuine understanding of the material, and will be written in proper, scholarly language. It will include information we cover in class, information from the textbook, and information from other sources you find yourself over the course of the semester. Arguments and assertions will be supported by appropriately deployed facts.