May 11: Final Draft (300 points max; due via Canvas): Submit a polished final draft that reflects professor and peer feedback and course discussions throughout the semester.
Grant Components: Your grant proposal will consist of five components. I have placed on Canvas a successful example of a student grant proposal from a previous course as a model:
- Abstract: a 150-word summary of your project. (Hint: write this last)
- Research objective: a 400-word description of the focus of your ethnography and major research questions. In this section, you must identify the example you will focus on, the major questions that will guide your fieldwork, and a justification for your example based on the research questions.
- Connection to previous scholarship: a 500-word explanation of how your proposed research builds on existing anthropological scholarship. In this section, you will discuss how your proposed research complements and/or challenges course readings and your annotated bibliography readings.
- Methodology: a 500-word description of how you will collect data in order to appropriately address your research question(s). In this section, you will outline in detail your data collection plans and explain how that data will address the questions you outlined in “Research objective.”
- Significance: a 300-word description of the contribution your project makes to the anthropology of U.S. cultural diversity. The goal of this Funding Foundation is to support original and innovative research. In this section, you will explain how your project advances our understanding of significant issues in the study of U.S. cultural diversity.
Grading Criteria: Your Final Projects will be assessed based on the following criteria…
- …Fully address each of the five Grant Proposal components.
- …Substantively engage course readings and annotated bibliography readings;
- …Demonstrate an anthropological perspective throughout;
- …Submit a polished final version that is free of writing errors, follows the word count for each component and the syllabus formatting guidelines.
- Topic 1: Interracial couples in modern American societyA ruling made In the last 5 decades by the supreme court made restrictions of interracial marriages unconstitutional. Interracial relationships have since then been increasingly accepted by many. The contemporary American society has however a lot to do to make interracial marriages a norm (Hamzaoui, 2018). This topic is of great interest in cultural research because of the cultural shifts that are associated with the multiracial people born out of interracial marriages.
- First file is Annotated Bibliography (100 points max; due via Canvas): To complement our course materials, you will locate three additional articles that directly engage your case study. Your Annotated Bibliography will be assessed according to the following criteria:
the second one is rough Draft
From Final Project Guidelines:
Research objective: a 400-word description of the focus of your ethnography and major research questions. In this section, you must identify the example you will focus on, the major questions that will guide your fieldwork, and a justification for your example based on the research questions.