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Welcome to the course guide for HIS482, History of Saudi Arabia with Dr. Ulrich. This guide has been designed to help you find sources for your research paper assignment. Feel free at any time to use our Ask Us Anything chat or email reference service for additional assistance, or contact me directly, Christy Fic: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assignment Instructions from Dr. Ulrich:
The topic for your research paper in this course must involve the history of Saudi Arabia between the early 1700's and the death of King Fahd on August 1, 2005. This can include transnational and comparative topics.
Undergraduate students have the option of doing the graduate student assignment. However, the undergraduate expectations are to write a research paper of at least 16 pages on a defined topic developed in consultation with the professor. You must use a minimum of 10 scholarly sources, ideally including both materials found from Lehman Library in either physical or electronic format and materials obtained from other libraries. You paper must be coherent, with a clear internal structure designed to fulfill a purpose laid out in the introduction. This purpose may be analytic, narrative, or descriptive.
Graduate students must produce a primary source-based research paper of at least 16 pages on a topic developed in consultation with the professor. This paper should be set up as a scholarly research paper designed to answer a question which goes beyond existing historiography.