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Reference sources can help you get started with your research and/or expand your topic. The library has many reference books which include Tibet on a wide variety of topics including:

China's provincial statistics, 1949-1989
Call Number: KEN Ref HC427.92 .C45145648 1993

Historical dictionary of Tibet
Call Number: KEN Ref DS786 .P683 2012

Dictionary of Asian mythology [electronic resource]

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (vols. 5 & 7)
Call Number: KEN Infodesk ML 100 .G16 1998

Tibetan history reader
Call Number: DS785 .T495 2013


Research Project

A 12-15 page paper on a topic chosen in consultation with the instructor.   A ten-page draft is due on the day of your presentation to class on 2 May.  The final, polished paper should be uploaded to Moodle on May 9 by 4 pm.  The following components of the project, completed in a timely fashion, will help you produce your best work (see guidelines in Moodle):

1.      Paper proposal with a preliminary annotated bibliography, due in class March 28 . 3-5 pages.  The class will attend a research session in the library on March 21.  We will go over proposals in class.  (5 %) 

2.      A 5-6 page critical analysis of 3 scholarly articles on your topic that analyzes the work and arguments of at least two different authors, the sources they use, how they use or interpret them, etc.  Due Sunday April 7, uploaded to Moodle and as Word file emailed to your peer reviewer (another class member).  We will go over them in class.   (10%)

3.      7 page draft for consultation with instructor on April 25

4.      Oral presentation (10 page draft submitted) on May 2  (10%)
10 minute presentation of your research

Final polished paper (12-15 pages, excluding bibliography), with bibliography, all properly formatted, paginated, titled, etc.  

Due May 9, 4 pm.  (20%)


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