write about a professional performance you have seen, you may want to discuss scenes from a film based upon a play that is relevant to the course material, do scholarly research, or a dramaturgical analysis. The goal of this writing assignment is to demonstrate your knowledge of broad unifying themes among different cultures, and to examine the relationships that gender, ethnicity and class bring to any society and/or any culture. You may have an idea based upon a newspaper article. For example, the controversy about the Washington Redskins team name is back in the news; the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada would go across sacred Sioux Indian lands; any current theatre production, or historic theatrical production of note, etc.
Ideas will be submitted in writing to instructor for approval. No group writing assignments.
Papers should reflect thorough understanding, so conduct extensive research. The Establish the credentials of your sources, and ensure that you have enough information to write your paper. Avoid using passive voice.Limit personal opinion when drawing conclusions. Present evidence such as scientific facts, statistics, expert opinion and documented testimony. Present your reasons based on analogy, generalization, causes or leading authorities to support your claims.