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HUM 120: Introduction to the Humanities: Topics

How to Choose a Topic

Things to consider when selecting a topic:

1. Interest.  Pick something that you are interested in.  Read through your notesor look at the required text headings or index.  Something might pique your interest. Conisder: People, Ideas, and Events.

2. Manageable.  If the topic is too broad for the assignment, you will need to narrow the scope of your research.  Or, if the topic is too narrow or too finely focused, you may not be able to find enough supporting documentation.  Always speak with your instructor if you find your topic is too broad or too narrow.

3. Topic vs. Question. Topic is the broad overall subject; the Question is what you want to find out about the subject.