Cultural Research Paper Outline

To ensure you are properly prepared for your Final Cultural Research Paper in this course, you must complete a draft/outline that includes:

  1. A culture from the list below:
  • The Batek of Malaysia
  • Mbuti
  • Enga
  • Semai
  • Huaorani of Ecuador
  • Nayar of India
  • Singapore
  • Tikopia of Melanesia
  • Basseri of Iran

Three scholarly research journals, ethnographies and ethnologies to be used as the primary sources of information. Identification of the chosen cultures primary mode of subsistence. (Foragers, Horticulturalists, Pastoralists, Emerging Agriculturalists, Agrarian States or Industrialists) Identification of the three aspects of culture which will be used in the Final Cultural Research Paper from the list below:

  • Kinship
  • Social organization
  • Political Organization
  • Economic organization
  • Gender relations
  • Beliefs and Values
  • Sickness and Healing
  • Social Change

The above information should be presented in an outline and must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis and a properly formatted reference page. Do not submit a full eight- to ten-page draft at this time!

Your paper must be in APA (6th edition) format. If you would like to refer to APA samples and tutorials, log into the Ashford Writing Center (USER NAME: ashford; PASSWORD: student). Click on the ENG122” tab and review the resources in the “Week 5” section. If you would like to view material on creating an outline, click on the “Writing Resources” tab.


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