The final project for this course is the creation of an 8–10-page research paper that will incorporate both primary (historical) sources and secondary (scholarly) sources. The primary goal of History 301 is for students to learn more about the cultures of Japan, China, India, and Africa, while examining the ways in which those cultures interacted with the Western world. You will take a closer look at this mission by focusing on a key event or time period in history during which a person, group, army, or explorer caused Eastern and Western ideas to come together. Topic suggestions for your paper can be found in the sections below. You may use one of those directly or as inspiration for a different topic.