These papers assess your ability to demonstrate a foundational understanding of the topic you are either assigned or choose, think critically, articulate your thoughts and ideas, and write an academic paper at an appropriate post-secondary level.
While you are free to choose any course-related topic that interests you, sometimes it is difficult to come up with an appropriate topic. Following are some suggestions that will get you thinking and may help you decide (this is not an exhaustive list):
• How did the ancient Egyptians view death?
• What did religion mean for the majority of the people in ancient Egypt? Discuss in relation to the archaeological record of burial practices.
• Discuss the role of women in ancient Egyptian society. What is the archaeological evidence to support this?
• Discuss the religious architecture in ancient Egypt.
• Discuss the political and economic situation during the First Intermediate Period (or Second, or Third), and discuss why these periods have been labelled “Intermediate.”
• What was daily life like for the majority of the population? What is the archaeological evidence to support this?
• What was the role of the pyramid in Egyptian society and religion? What is the archaeological evidence to support this?
• What was the purpose of animal mummies?