Week 3 course project: topic selection

 

Required Resources
No specific resources are required for this activity. Conduct general research and/or skim the textbook to help you select a topic.

Introduction
You will work on a research project for the duration of this course that you will deliver as a presentation in Week 8. For this project, select a person whom you believe had a significant influence (positive or negative) on a movement for social, economic, and/or political change in the 20th and 21st centuries. Explore and address the following in your project:

  • Summarize the person’s ideas.
  • How did the ideas or changes affect the establishment and status quo?
  • What was the context in which this person proposed ideas/change?
  • How did the government or the people respond to the ideas/change?
  • What sort of following or support did he/she have?
  • How have the ideas/actions of the person influenced contemporary cultures and ideas?

For the final presentation, make sure to go beyond the surface information and go into depth about the person you are researching.

Here is a brief breakdown of the project so that you can plan your time in the course:

Week

Task

Week 3

Topic Selection

Week 5

Annotated Bibliography

Week 6

Script

Week 8

Presentation

Instructions
For the assignment this week, address the following:

  • State the topic.
  • For the stated issue, identify at least three (3) aspects of the issue that you think you will likely develop in your presentation. Briefly state why you have chosen each aspect.

You are not confined to three aspects only, but you must develop at least three. As you develop your presentation, you may find other aspects that you deem more relevant, and you may add or substitute those.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 1-2 paragraphs
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page (as needed)