Deas dealing with divinity and spirituality to humanism, to individualism and, finally, to a focus on the Self.

You are to write an essay of approximately 8 pages in length (double spaced, 1 inch margins all-around, no extra spacing between paragraphs, 12-point Times New Roman font). The paper IS NOT allowed to be longer then 9 pages!

You will ONLY use information, which has been provided. NO OUTSIDE SOURCES ARE ALLOWED!!! You are ONLY allowed to use information provided from the Watson (Ideas: A History from Fire to Freud) and Ferguson (Civilizations).

The essay will be marked based on argument/logic, evidence used, and grammar/syntax. Arguments differ from opinion in that you must provide specific pieces of evidence to support what youare writing. Your opinion is NOT important, DO NOT use your opinion within the essay. Also, you MUST assess the material CRITICALLY and OBJECTIVELY.

Essay question: This semester we have seen intellectual shifts that have moved from ideas dealing with divinity and spirituality (in the Middle East, India, China and the West) to humanism, to individualism and, finally, to a focus on the Self.

Specifically, over the last half of the semester, we have observed the development of Europe; the ideas that came to dominate the West and the world by 1900. These ideas fall into multiple categories: political, religious, philosophical, scientific, socioeconomic, artistic/literary and educational.

WITH the ABOVE in mind, construct an essay that traces the ideological construct of the self and ARGUES that the idea of a?the individuala? is ultimately what fueled developments in the above categories; that it is, in fact, the foundation for the triumph of the West (Ferguson). YOU are NOT to argue about the triumph of the West but the triumph of the individual and of the self.

Clarification: you MUST provide ONE EXAMPLE (from either Watson of Ferguson) for EACH of the categories above (political, religious, philosophical, scientific, socioeconomic, artistic/literary and educational) to show the development of this idea/concept. For the artistic/literary, you can select either literature or the fine arts.

Clarification: YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE ANY SOURCES OTHER THAN THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN PROVIDED: WATSON AND FERGUSON. YOU MUST USE PROPER CITATION FOR THOSE TWO SOURCES.

Side Notes: A sound bit ,which describes some of the writing of the essay will also be attached along with the ONLY two sources, which are allowed to be used.

Side Notes Continued:

Soul a  Individualism (birth of politics, religions, philosophy, science, socioeconomics, arts/literature and education all these describe/demonstrate how individualism triumphed a  the SELF

In the introduction: Explain the concept of the soul, the individual, the self. Explain what you are going to be analyzing within the paper (how you see the death of the soul as the process moves to the Self)
In the body: Discuss how the 7 elements led to the triumph of the individual. Example: Watson discusses child labor as a socioeconomic example
In the conclusion: CRITICALLY ASSESS the Self
You will ONLY use information, which has been provided. NO OUTSIDE SOURCES ARE ALLOWED!!! You are ONLY allowed to use information provided from the Watson (Ideas: A History from Fire to Freud) and Ferguson (Civilizations).