Term Paper Assignment
One of the most important topics discussed in this class is cultural diffusion, the impact that different cultural groups have on each other during interactions. This semester, you will be expected to write a 5 page paper that focuses on one of these interactions. The bottom of the page includes possible topics you may use. Once you have chosen a topic, you must complete the following assignment.
1. Write a five page paper describing the interaction and cultural diffusion experience you have chosen. Be sure to explain the causes of the interaction, its character and focus particular attention on the results of the interaction. The results of the interaction should definitely be included in your thesis statement. You must utilize at least 5 published sources found using the resources of the Valdosta State Odum Library (Galileo-GIL, etc…) The paper will be 12 point font, double spaced and will conform to the Turabian Manual of style. This includes footnoting for citing sources and a bibliography. Term paper due: March 26th. (40 pts.) The paper will be submitted as a hardcopy at the beginning of class!
Paper Topics include (E-mail me two topic ideas at your earliest possible convenience for approval. If you have an interest not listed then let me know and it might be approved.)
Spanish interaction with the Native Americans
British settlement of Australia
Tension between Catholics and Protestants of Europe during the Reformation
The relationship between India and the British East India Company
The relationship between Anglophones and Francophones in Canada
The impact of the slave trade in Africa
The creation of Caribbean culture through colonization
The development of Korea as a bridge between Chinese and Japanese culture
The growth of Muslim culture due to Turkish dominance
The consequences of Napoleon’s Empire in Europe
The Gypsy experience in Europe
The Jewish experience in Europe after the...