How does Social Class Affect our Life Chances? Each student will be require-d to write and submit either four film analyses. Secondly, a combination of two film/cultural analyses and two ethnographic reviews/critical essays, each of which will be worth 5% of total grade. These analyses or essays must be done base-d on assigned assignments prompts or instructions based on assigned films or selected culture in consultation with me. Also as advise-d/ approve-d. In addition, each student will be expected to conduct a mini-independent research project, which must be approve-d by me at some point during the semester.
You will also be require-d to turn in a well-thought-out essay (of about 5 -7 pages, double spaced with standard academic references) and to do a short seminar (conference style) presentation of your research work in class at the end of the semester. The project will be based on topic of your choosing and interest and about a given cultural context, setting, issue or norm but must reflect highlight. However, draw upon readings from the course and must also focus on a selecte-d topic/theme, theory, or concept covered in the course.
Consider this paper an attempt at developing a publishable journal article. It must conform to acceptable academic standards of citation and referencing, keeping in mind that plagiarism is unacceptable and has serious consequences including but not limited to receiving a failing grade in the course. You may use any citation/referring style, but remember that, it is unacceptable to use two or more styles in a single work. Be consistent: whichever style you chose, stick with that. I advise you using the APA style because it is simple or easy to use.
The quotes should be complete sentences (no more, less) and should be incorporate-d in your essay to illustrate your ideas. Please, cite your sources in a clickable reference list at the end. Also, do not copy without providing proper attribution (quotation marks and in-line citations). Also, write an essay format, not in bullet form, numbering, or another list format. It would be best if you use your own words. Lastly, proofread your work and run it through Grammarly for thorough confirmation.