This paper is a chance for you to explore an area of interest in greater detail. I am looking for strong critical thinking skills demonstrated through the synthesis of content anchored in the basic facts and issues of your topic and a willingness to apply original though based on your observations and research. You are welcome to chose another topic, but please discuss your ideas with me first for approval. If you choose an alternative topic please make sure it falls within the chronological scope of this course. • All essays are to be 7-8 pages in length (double spaced, 12 point font , & 1 inch margins) • Please include a minimum of 5 bibliographical references (including internet sources) • Please use primary and secondary sources exclusively • NO Wiki or Encarta or Art Story references please • All quotes must be footnoted in the appropriate manner • Please use MLA format for thesis and dissertations • Standard procedures regarding plagiarism apply For your research essay topic, please answer one of the following questions: 1. What do Galileo, Magellan, and Newton have to do with Baroque architecture? 2. Neo-Classicism in the Age of Revolution 3. What is the artistic response to the Industrial Revolution? 4. What is the architectural response to the Industrial Revolution? 5. Impressionism; a middle class art? 6. Romanticism and the subconscious 7. Romanticism and the colonial other 8. Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt; caged revolutionaries?