This essay will be about religions, religiosity, and/or
elements of religion(s). Write a thoughtful essay on one or
more of the following topics: religions, religious changes,
religious thoughts and philosophies, religious mores and
norms, religious literature, sacred places of worship or
meditation, religious art(s), religious music, religious dance,
religious expression, religious gender role constructs,
religious cultures, history of religion, and/or religious
institutions from the second century CE to 700 CE. You must
consider ancient and/or medieval western Christianity, or
elements related to it, in your essay. Your essay should also
include the following elements:
1. A geographical comparison consisting of either Rome vís a vís other areas of Europe, or
Roman Europe vís a vís other regions of the world. In your discussion, compare and
contrast your two geographical places in relation to your selected topic(s). Consider either
Rome and Europe, or Rome and the world.
2. Consider and write about your topic(s) in relation to applicable political and social
contexts, depending on the regions.
3. If you consider only Rome and Europe, be sure to include elements or expressions of preChristian Celtic and/or Celtic Christian religion in your essay.
4. If you consider the world outside of Europe, be sure to include elements or expressions of
Hinduism or Buddhism in your essay.
5. If you choose gender, be sure to describe the way(s) in which religion affected, or was
affected by, gendered changes over time.
6. If you choose literature, be sure to include formation of the western Christian canon that
has become known as the Bible.
7. If you choose thought and philosophy, be sure to include formation of ancient and/or
medieval western Christian thought and philosophy.
How to work on this essay:
Consult relevant literature and other publications to help you gather information. Think of
answers that may address all perspectives of the topic(s).
Organize your essay and answers. Then, write your conclusion and introduction.
Books and other sources are available from the UTEP Library at https://www.utep.edu/library/ .
The Research Guides area of the library’s website is at
Your essay must follow the following criteria:
*Font: Times New Roman. Font size: 12
*Lines should be double-spaced. Margins on the top, bottom, and sides of the pages should be one
inch in length.
*If you prefer, you may include only one graph, picture, diagram, map, or image in your essay. It
may not exceed 1/3 of a page in length, including the caption.
*The page number should be at the bottom center of each page.
*You submit only your final polished essay. I am not your proof-reader.
*Word limits: a minimum of 1,800 words and a maximum of 15,000 words. Any bibliography,
footnotes, and/or endnotes are excluded from the page count. Essays with too many or too few
words will be penalized: 20% off the assignment grade, or a pro-rated deduction according to the
length of a shorter essay.
*Do not use a cover page. The title of your essay should be “HUMN 3302 Essay 1” followed by the
subtitle and your name.
Your essay must be uploaded, or dragged and dropped, into the Blackboard drop box. Be sure to
click “Submit” at the bottom of the page and follow all the instruction prompts until you get a
submission confirmation message (usually highlighted in green). I do not accept emailed
submissions of the essay.
For Essay 1, the grade of any late essay will be deducted by ten points for each day of lateness.
*Submission of the assignment assumes that you, the student, have read and agreed with the
institutional academic policy on plagiarism.
It is strongly suggested that you:
Finish your essay at least five days before the due date, leave it for two days, and then re-visit it
for revision before submitting it.
Write your introduction and conclusions last.
Turn the essay in on time.
Type of service-Academic paper writing
Type of assignment-Essay
Pages / words-6 / 1650
Number of sources5
Academic level-High School
Language style-US English