Students will select a topic about the sociology of pop culture for an in-depth research paper, 6-8 pages (double-spaced). Further instruction will be provided in class, including research skills, reading comprehension, writing skills and analysis. The final paper must be submitted through Canvas. Students are encouraged to talk with your instructor in advance about your paper ideas and content. Creativity is highly encouraged.
Research papers will be graded based on the following criteria:
Sources are relevant to the topic and appropriate for study
Topic is researched and described in sufficient depth
Effective synthesis, making logical connections between resources and social issues
Minimum of five references that may come from any source, both academic (i.e. peer-reviewed books and journal articles) or non-academic resources are welcome (i.e. documentaries, blogs, participatory culture, etc)
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