American Culture Study
General Formatting: Remember that your paper should use 12 point Times New Roman or Calibri font. It should have 1 inch margins and be double spaced (aside from the abstract). You should use APA (Links to an external site.) for citations and have a cover page. Assignment Description: As you may have noticed by this point, much of the content overlaps, which means you can often take an intersectional approach to things. You should touch on Popular Culture or Media in this paper, whether it is the primary focus or just a theme in a broader discussion that you want to present. The major goal is to discuss what American culture looks like and, with the foundations provided in the course, it is easy to see many links between many of the things that we discussed. Inequality links with gender, race/ethnicity, and displays in media. Gender links with inequality, race/ethnicity, and representation in media. Race/ethnicity links with issues of inequality, immigration, and representation in media. It is up to you how to present this final paper. Do you want to look at media or popular culture in the US as the primary focus? Lay this out in your introduction and use you previous papers to bolster some observations and arguments. What do we see happening in media, for example, when it comes to gender? How can we understand it? In this six- to ten-page (1700-2500 word) paper, you will build upon and adapt at least one of your previous topic papers in addition to your culture paper(I’ve uploaded to the file). Your culture paper should serve as a partial introduction, revised to fit the new topic. You should also revise and incorporate some of your introduction from your selected topic paper to build into this paper. This paper will require building on and adapting your previous work and adding new information. You will need at least 800 original pieces of information to meet the word count requirement. This means content that you have not previously submitted. You should incorporate TWO MAJOR ASPECTS, ONE OTHER TOPIC as it relates to media/pop culture, TWO PIECES OF RESEARCH FOUND BY YOU on this topic, PROVIDE A SYNTHESIS of the literature, and include some LECTURE/VIDEO MATERIAL. The best way to establish this paper and use previous papers as rough drafts is to incorporate them directly into the paper. For the Literature Review section of this paper For your final paper, you should have the following sections included: title page, abstract, introduction, literature review, conclusion, and bibliography. You should have at least five academic sources that you have acquired on your own for your final paper, though you can have more. Possible lengths for each section should be around: Introduction and Background: 1-2 pages Literature Review: 3-8 pages Conclusion: 1-2 pages Remember: the lengths of each section can vary and these are just general ideas of where they should fall. Remember also that you must be both at least 6 pages AND 1700 words in your final draft. If your paper is 5 pages, but under 1200 words, you will need to add. Your title page, abstract, and bibliography do not count toward the total page and word counts.