Use the diversity map (from Week 1) and explore diversity levels

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Use the diversity map (from Week 1) and explore diversity levels

Research Paper Topic/Guidelines

You will be required to write 1 research paper containing 5 pages. This is 3 pages, minimum content, (minimum meaning a full 3 pages, not half pages) analyzing issues listed above. This does not count the title page, abstract, or reference page. The paper will include analysis, theory application, and solid research.  A grading rubric is at the end of the syllabus for guidance on how your work will be graded.  Please read the document carefully before you start writing.

There are APA resources listed on the Moodle main page as well as a model paper. It is expected this paper will be properly formatted

The text is as a resource for your research. I also expect you to use at least 2 articles (as a MINIMUM).  You may NOT use Wikipedia, encyclopedias (including Wikis), dictionaries or web resources as sources.  It is that you to use peer reviewed journals (Watson Library) as you have not had training in how to evaluate online resources.  If you have difficulty finding resources, please feel free to ask me for assistance.  You WILL lose points for using unauthorized resources!

Once again, you receive the assignments early enough in the semester to plan for them. Also, so I am very skeptical about excuses.  All papers are to be to Turn It In prior to submitting.  .  Anyone caught plagiarizing will receive a failing grade for the course.  Refer to the statement on plagiarism from the student handbook in the syllabus.

IMPORTANT PAPER INFORMATION

General paper topics are as follows:

A. take a single ethnic/racial or minority group and research how well they have assimilated into the country, paying attention to their presence and absence in some parts of the country;

B. use the diversity map (from Week 1) and explore diversity levels in the area you live or grew up and compare them to the national statistics, thinking about how this may impact your views on certain groups;

C. explore national holidays in America that are from other countries and detail how they came to be a part of our culture;

D. analyze patterns in American immigration from the past century and note how they have changed in terms of people and totals;

E. detail how one minority group (race, ethic or cultural) has persevered in America despite some major social or legal setbacks. (i.e. the internment of Japanese during World War II, the Indian Removal Act);

F. study the changing nature of gender in the United States and how this struggle has related to other groups throughout our history.

Think outside the box and do not limit yourself to the above areas of inquiry but please start here and choose one of these general areas before deciding on a topic.

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