Modern Europe

Modern Europe

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 (but not limited to) cartography and archaeology, influenced the efforts of the European powers to build colonial empires around the world. Your paper will cover the second wave of imperialism that occurred in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 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).