"As the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more steadily, to appreciate more lovingly, our own."
Margaret Mead, Coming of age in samoa, 1928, Introduction
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 17th ed.
You As An Anthropologist
For this assignment you will write a short research paper on a topic related to the course content and that is approved by the instructor.
This assignment will have multiple due dates and will be completed as the mid-term.
The paper should be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font (courier or times new roman) 5-6 text pages, plus an abstract page and works cited page of sources consulted. The entire paper should be no less than 7-8 pages in length.
The abstract is a summary of the entire paper. It is usually a paragraph which states the thesis or reason for the paper, and it summarizes the main points or issues. It should give enough information to inform the reader of what is included in the full paper without giving too many details.
Direct quotes should be carefully documented, and you should incorporate at least 7 words from the vocabulary, found in your book, into the paper. Three of your references must be from scholarly, peer-reviewed journals and written in MLA or APA citation style. Additional sources may be used for your research and may include print or electronic books. Reputable magazines, newspapers, and web pages will also be permitted. For more information on the differences between scholarly and popular resources, please view this four minute video.