Research Paper

Research Paper (30%)

Due: April 5th

Length: 1,000-1,500 words

Option A

Sources: 3-5, at least one scholarly/academic source

For Option A, students will choose one of the films viewed in class and discuss its historical and cultural significance. Students will contextualize film as cultural artifact while choosing and evaluating research material in support of their argument. Research Papers that follow the Option A assignment cannot earn higher than a B (85).

Option B

Sources: 4-6, at least two scholarly/academic source (one for the novel, one for the film)

For Option B, students will choose one of the films adapted from a book and discuss how that adaptation was managed by the director, especially based upon their historical and cultural significance. Students will contextualize both the novel and the book as cultural artifacts while choosing and evaluating research material in support of their argument.

Novel/Film Options

  • Apocalypse Now and Heart of Darkness
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (Film and Novel)
  • Maltese Falcon (Film and Novel)

Resources