The paper must be typed. Double spaced. Size 12. Times New Roman. Include cover page. Save in Microsoft Word Format, no PDF or other formats. Sample paper is provided. Make sure to proofread your paper before submitting. Points will be deducted for spelling and grammar errors!
The final draft must contain ALL the following chapters/sections:
2. Literature review
3. Application and reflection
Select a topic. This could be a particular culture or ethnic group you would like to know more about (cannot be yours). What are the main aspects of the culture (language, family patterns, political/social system, religion, etc.)?
Chapter 1: Introduction (.5 – 1 page)
A brief introduction to the topic you will be analyzing in your paper:
1. Who are the people/culture(s) you want to focus on?
2. Where do the live?
3. How do they make a living?
4. Which language(s) do they speak?
5. What religion(s) do they practice?
6. What characterizes the family and kinship structure? Etc.
Chapter 2: Literature review (1-2 pages)
The literature review synthesizes the sources you found on the topic. What do the experts say about the topic? What are the common themes across the literature? Where do the authors agree or disagree?
Using scholarly sources (books, journals, library databases), find at least 3 scholarly resources from experts on the subject. No newspapers or Wikipedia articles!
Chapter 3: Application and reflection (.5 – 1 page)
State your discoveries about the topic and how you could apply them from the literature review.
1. What assumptions about the topic did you have prior to researching the topic?
2. How has your opinion/knowledge changed about the topic now that your research is completed?
3. Under what circumstances might your new insights be useful and to whom?
Chapter 4: Conclusion (.5 – 1 pages)
The conclusion may remind the reader of the significance of the cultural aspects you have explored. It should also recapture what you have discovered and address the implications of your analysis. Finally, the conclusion should of course be directly related to the research question you presented in the introduction.
Reference list (see examples on the next page)
Use at least 3 scholarly sources (no Wikipedia or newspaper articles) in your literature review and list them in APA style format. See next page a sample
Typed. Double spaced. Size 12. Times New Roman. Include cover page. Save in Microsoft Word Format, no PDF or other formats.
Make sure you proofread your paper before submitting. Points will be deducted for spelling and grammar errors!
References (SAMPLE CITATIONS BELOW)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011, August 31). Keep food and water safe after a disaster or emergency [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/foodwater/facts.asp
Fung, I. H., & Cairncross, S. (2007). Native American: A brief history. International Journal of Ethnic Studies, 17(3), 161-183.
Silka, L. (2007). Immigrants in the community: New opportunities, new struggles. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 7(1), 75-91.
Walz, B. J. (2010). Africans Enslaved in America. (2nd ed.). Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning.