This is a seminar. Students are required to give at least one seminar presentation, offering a critical evaluation of positions represented in the readings for their chosen day. There are two writing assignments: a short paper (5 pages) on course readings up through Week #6, and a 15-20 page paper that can be either (A) a research paper using course materials to discuss a case study of interest to you, or (B) a more extended argumentative literature review. A prospectus for this paper will be due in Week #7 and the final paper will be due in Week #12.
||Using historical and theoretical materials between Week #2 and Week #5, write a 5-page essay about the Week #6 readings. You might link to histories of heredity and genetics and/or to biotheory. In what ways is race a form of life?
||Short paper due
||Propose either (A) a research paper using course materials to discuss a case study, or (B) an argumentative literature review. Outline your expected argument and describe the sources you will use, from inside and outside the class. Will the project be based in archives, the ethnographic field, and/or scholarly literature?
||Final paper due