ANTHROPOLOGICAL RESEARCH PAPER
November 17, 2019 Off All,
be responsible for writing a 1,200 – 1,500 word (preferable double-spaced) research paper using 2 credible anthropological references outside of course material. Step one: Students will choose a non-Western cultural tradition (outside of US/Canada/Western Europe/Australia) to research and write about. This practice may be something that was briefly covered in our course materials, but should not have been already covered in detail. Best choices are those that you find particularly compelling. Step two: Initial research should entail considering different media sources that consider this cultural tradition. Students are expected to find at least 2 anthropological references. These can be from peer-reviewed journals, articles by anthropologists, anthropological film content, or chapter(s) from published book(s) written by anthropologists. Step three: Questions to consider about this tradition are: what and where is this tradition practiced? How have perspectives of this tradition changed over time, i.e. why does it have a different meaning today in comparison to the past? How does this tradition contribute to either global culture, scientific or other social processes? Step four: Write the paper in essay format using an introduction, body paragraphs and a conclusion. Students must use in-text citations (to give credit to the content/author used) for both paraphrasing and direct quotes. A fully and correctly formatted Reference List on a separate page must be included. MLA, APA or AAA (also Chicago Manual Style) formatting is acceptable.