Topics for the Paper: (choose one of them as the topic of the paper)
1. Using one or two examples, analyze the ways in which Islamic architecture embodies the deeper values and ideas of Islam.
2. Christianity and Buddhism are both fundamentally focused on alleviating suffering in the world through compassion, and both religions have a rich artistic and cultural production reflecting this idea. Using either religious writings or artworks (or both), explore the ways these two traditions are similar and in what ways they differ.
3. Hinduism, like Buddhism, believes that karma and our misguided view of the self are what cause us to suffer in the world. Using the Dhammapada and the Bhagavad Gita, analyze the concepts of karma and self in these two religions. Do you see them as the same or are they different?
A Few Things to Check on Your Paper
•Make sure your introduction clearly lays out what you will be arguing.
•Indent your paragraphs.
•Avoid the use of personal pronouns in your essay.
•Be sure to use transitional sentences to get from one paragraph to the next.
•Check for run-on sentences that need to be broken up into smaller units.
•Break up long blocks of text into smaller paragraphs.
•Remember to cite your sources as you use them throughout your paper.
•Place any footnotes you have at the end of the sentence.
•Number your pages.
•Make a point of proofreading through your paper when you are done to catch
any errors you may have accidentally overlooked.
•Remove any spaces between your paragraphs
•5 pages means 7 full pages, Times new roman12, double spaced.
For footnote formatting, please visit the following website:http://www.oberlin.edu/faculty/svolk/citation.htm