Reflection Paper 2 Instructions.
Length: 3‐4 pages
For this paper, you will have your choice of four separate topics. Select 1 of these topics to write a 3‐4-page paper on.
For each of these papers, you should consider the textbook, the primary source documents, and the course lectures in shaping your response.
Papers must make direct reference to course readings and lecture material. Failure to do so will result in a substantively lower grade evaluation. Please note that random internet sources are no substitute for the quality readings and lecture materials provided in this course.
You may find it convenient to write the paper in the week that the material is covered. You can upload your paper early, but you must submit this paper by the end of Week 7.
A. Which historical development presented in units 3 or 4 has shaped your family heritage or personal values? Explain both the development and the personal connection in detail.
B. Which event or figure from units 3 or 4 provides worthwhile themes for spiritual reflection? Explain both the historical developments and your spiritual observations with specific information.
C. How would a leader in your church or denomination evaluate an event or person in unit 3 or 4? Address multiple aspects of the event or person if appropriate.
D. Describe a film (entertainment or documentary) you have seen which portrays an event or person discussed units 3 or 4. Provide a critical review of the film, addressing two or more of the following questions. Which aspects of the event or person’s life are emphasized? Which aspects are not emphasized? Which aspects seem to be based on historical sources? Which aspects appear to be based on the filmmaker’s own views and/or imagination?
Style: Papers should be typed and double‐spaced. Set the margins at a width of 1‐inch and use a reasonable font (Calibri or Times New Roman). Please paginate your paper.
Citation: Please cite according to one of two formats. You may use either Chicago/Turabian Style or MLA Style. MLA Style uses parenthetical citations, while Chicago Style uses footnotes. Those using Chicago Style should consult Kate Turabian’s A Manual for Writers, 8th edition and follow the Notes‐Bibliography format for information on footnotes. Although many students are more familiar with MLA Style, be aware that Chicago/Turabian is standard for research and writing in the discipline of History.
Late Papers: As indicated in the syllabus, for every day a paper is late, it will be marked down ½ letter‐grade (e.g., A to A‐). The professor will not accept a paper that is more than 7 days late.
Page Count: Page count does not include the bibliography or a title page (which is not required). Since you will be using multiple sources, you should include a bibliography.
Unit 3: The Early Modern World
Unit 4: The Modern World
Spielvogel, Western Civilization: A Brief History, pp. xxxi-xxxvi.
Discussion Forum #7
Thinking about John Stuart Mill, how does Mill understand the Liberty of the Individual? What are the threats to this liberty? For Mill, should individual liberty ever be limited? What do you think? What types of liberty should be fostered in society?