This assignment is a brief research essay. It involves choosing one of the topics we cover in this course, reading at least two outside sources on that topic, and making an argument based on your findings. You have the option of expanding on the work you did for Assignment #3, the annotated bibliography. Choose one of these topics. Your essay must make an argument that allows you to answer all of the questions contained in your chosen topic. o Your own topic from Assignment #3: Assignment #3 required you to create your own research question, and to annotate three academic sources related to that question. Now you have the option of turning this work into a complete essay. Answer your own research question with an argument that is informed by the three sources you found, plus at least one source or higher on Assignment #3. If you earned less than a B, there was a major problem with your research question and/or sources, and so an essay based on this work would not pass. o Globalization: Choose a specific example of how globalization has affected a particular place or group of people. You can choose an example from the lectures and/or readings, or one that you addressed in your annotated bibliography, or a new example derived from an academic source. Expand the example into a case study of the local-level effects of globalization. How has the local culture changed as a result of globalization? What have the people gained and what have they lost? Has global capitalism been fair to them? o Territory: Analyze an example of conflict over territory that we covered in the course. Who are the people at risk of being displaced? What are some of the ways in which they try to hold their territory? Who is trying to take it from them, and why? Step Two: Review the Course Material • Look over the syllabus and identify the readings that are relevant to your topic. What have anthropologists said about this issue? Step Three: Find External Sources • Search the York library for at least two academic sources (from outside the course) that are relevant to your topic. You can use the sources you found for your annotated bibliography. • Another good strategy is to look up the sources that were cited in the material from our course. • All sources must be peer-reviewed academic sources. No exceptions. Step Four: Argument and Outline • Once you have read your external sources, start drafting an argument. • Make a rough outline of your argument, two or three points that support it, and the evidence you will use to prove these supporting points. • Make sure that all the questions contained in your essay topic are answered by your argument and/or supporting points. • You cannot pass this assignment if your essay does not make an argument that is supported by clear points based on the course material and your own research. Step Five: Writing and Editing • Turn your outline into prose. • Give yourself plenty of time to make sure you have done your best work. Check that all of your points are relevant to your argument, that your paragraphs are well-organized, and that there are no typos. Proper citations are necessary for a passing grade (see “academic integrity” below). • Editing is crucial and often overlooked. It is nearly impossible to do better than a C if you do not edit your work.