Cultural Research Project: Instead of a final exam, this assignment will require you to 1) attend or participate in a cultural event or gathering during winter quarter 2019 and 2) write a 6-9 page research paper on your experiences. Examples that meet the requirements for this assignment are weddings, sporting events, conventions, etc. It will be essential that your cultural experience be lengthy and rich enough to yield quality material. A topical outline and grading rubric for this paper are included below. Topics must be cleared through the instructor, and the cultural experience MUST TAKE PLACE DURING WINTER QUARTER 2019.
For formatting purposes, please submit document as an attachment only.
OUTLINE FOR CULTURAL RESEARCH PROJECT
Section 1: Introduction
•What is your cultural event?
•Why did you choose this event?
Section 2: Literature Review (at least 4 sources)
•What was the amount of background material you were able to find on this type of topic?
•What does this material say about the background of your topic? (Use specific quotes!)
•In-text APA or MLA format is acceptable.
Section 3: Critical Discussion of Cultural Experience
•Provide an in-depth description of your experience.
•What were the cultural characteristics you noticed at this event?
•What were the cultural symbols you observed in your experience, and what did they represent?
Section 4: Bibliography/List of References
•List all sources for quotations, statistics and figures, and other referenced information included in the research paper.
•APA or MLA format is acceptable.
Be sure to label each section, include a cover page, spell check, correct grammar, etc.