One of the most important skills you will develop during this course is the ability to read tough material and form your own opinions about it. To this end, you will be writing two article critiques this semester.
For each critique you will pick an article on your syllabus and then critique it, using at least one of the primary works we’ve covered as evidence for your thesis. In other words, you’ll be assessing the validity, accuracy, and plausibility of a scholar’s article while proving your points with an ancient text. Since these are two separate assignments rolled into one, each critique will be graded independently of one another. Additionally, I’d like you to choose two articles from different sections of our syllabus. Your first critique can cover any article we read before October 30th, and your second critique can cover any article we read afterward.