Papers

This assignment asks you to present a distinctively personal response to three required textbooks, in three separate papers, as assigned below. There's more than one way to (appropriately) address this assignment, but each paper should

Your task is to think about the book you've read, sort it out in a (new) way that makes sense (or is useful) to you, and offer your personal take on it. With that in mind:

You're strongly encouraged to submit papers that address issues or ideas of interest to you. Ideally speaking, a paper that discusses things in which you're personally interested will be stronger than a paper addressing topics assigned to you. However, I will supply an "optional question" for each paper that you can use, instead of your own, if you wish.

For each paper, use only the assigned textbook, classroom material (including your notes), and your own ideas or personal experiences. Using other ("outside") sources constitutes cheating and could subject you to disciplinary action.

The word count for each paper (excluding your reference list) should be at least 1000 words and no more than (about) 1200 words. (Don't forget to include a typed word count.)

Email me each paper as a PDF file attachment, sent from your Oswego email account, before the indicated deadline. For your attachment, use the file name listed for that paper (with your own last name substituted for "Surname"). If you don't use the indicated file name, you should not expect to receive an A or A- on your paper.

Note: I will not accept submissions that don't include both parenthetical (in-text) citations and a reference list.

Assigned Book Paper Writers
  • Globalization & Culture
  • Due at 2 pm on Tue, Feb 26
  • File name: Surname Pieterse
  • Optional Question: Present and discuss what you think are the three or four most important things someone should know about hybridity with regard to globalization and culture. Support each of your points with an illustrative example drawn from your daily life or personal experience.
  • Ben
  • Chelsea
  • Cheyjan
  • Chie
  • Dilenny
  • Luke
  • Mahamed
  • Mara
  • Momo
  • Patrick
  • Rachel
  • Rebekah
  • Ryan
  • Sam
  • Selena
  • Ted
  • Tess
  • Titan
  • Yoshimi
  • Zach
  • Globalization & American Popular Culture
  • Due at 2 pm on Sun, Mar 17
  • File name: Surname Crothers
  • Optional Question: Present and discuss what you think are the three or four most important things someone should know about American popular culture in the context of contemporary globalization. Support each of your points with an illustrative example drawn from your daily life or personal experience.
  • Chelsea
  • Dilenny
  • Luke
  • Mara
  • Momo
  • Rachel
  • Rebekah
  • Ryan
  • Sam
  • Selena
  • Tess
  • Titan
  • Zach
  • Globalization & Urbanization
  • Due at 2 pm on Fri, Apr 19
  • File name: Surname Spencer
  • Optional Question: Present and discuss what you think are the three or four most important things we should learn from Spencer's book. Explain why each thing is important and support your points with illustrative examples drawn from your daily life or personal experience.
  • Ben
  • Cheyjan
  • Chie
  • Dilenny
  • Mahamed
  • Mara
  • Momo
  • Patrick
  • Rachel
  • Ted
  • Titan
  • Yoshimi
  • Zach
  • Culture of Surveillance
  • Due at 4 pm on Thu, May 16
  • File name: Surname Lyon
  • Optional Question: Present and discuss three or four ways in which reading Lyon's book has influenced your imaginaries and practices.
  • Ben
  • Chelsea
  • Cheyjan
  • Chie
  • Luke
  • Mahamed
  • Patrick
  • Rebekah
  • Ryan
  • Sam
  • Selena
  • Ted
  • Tess
  • Yoshimi