As described in the syllabus, a total of 30% of your grade will be determined by your final paper, which includes an outline and preliminary bibliography. The topic is relatively open, with the simple requirement that it consider some aspect of reggae's global dimensions. In Fall 2010, students wrote about roots reggae in Hopiland, reggaeton in Guatemala, Rastafarianism in Mexico, and dancehall in the desi diaspora.
Here are the relevant dates/assignments associated with the final project:
1. Outline & preliminary Bibliography, due Ses #25. Your outline/bibliography should contain a few important items:
2. Final paper (8-10 pages), due (via email) by Monday of finals week. The paper should include a full list of works cited at the end and should conform to basic standards of font size (nothing too big) and spacing (1.5 or double, please). Citation style can be in whatever format you are comfortable with, as long as you choose one and are consistent about it.