Write an essay of 1500-2000 words (6-8 pages) on ONE of the following topics. You may use class notes and assigned readings in writing your answer, but you are strongly encouraged to seek additional sources of information. Electronic information sources including the Internet should be supported by checking in standard printed sources. Cutting and pasting from electronic sources is prohibited, except for brief quotations (less than one per page), which should include a complete citation. Your essay should include notes and bibliography in standard format. For additional information see the linked pages.
1. What are 'Eurocentrism' and 'Orientalism'? What problems are they alleged to have created, and what are the best means of avoiding these problems when studying history?