Short paper assignments must follow these formatting guidelines: double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins, and APA citations. Page length is 2–3 pages, 600 words minimum.
Trace some of the major contributions of an ethnic or “minority” group to U.S. culture, for example, to music, the arts, dance, or theater. There are many other possibilities! Develop your composition based on an area of interest to you in the arts. For additional details, please refer to the Short Paper Rubric document in the Assignment Guidelines and Rubrics section of the course.
Pick a period in Western history OR a non-Western traditional society and write about the role of women in that period or society. You could, for example, examine the role of women in ancient Greek society, Roman society, medieval society, and/or in American society in antebellum South or in the industrial North before the Civil War. Or you could examine the role of women in traditional Arabic tribal society, African society, Latin American tribal society, Inuit culture, and so forth. (You can research any one of these topics through the library or by utilizing good online resources; this is a mini research project.) You can focus on one or more than one society, depending on your own interest in the research. Resources Read the following article that offers a brief historical overview by T. Head: Feminism in the United States: A Short Illustrated History. Also read Chapter One of History Matters: Patriarchy and the Challenge of Feminism, in which Judith M. Bennett argues for the legitimacy of continuing the critique of “patriarchy.” For additional details, please refer to the Short Paper Rubric document in the Assignment Guidelines and Rubrics section of the course
Review studies of health disparities driven by socioeconomic status, as well as the module resources. Identify the current ideas about how diversity in socioeconomic status is measured, what the different predictors of health are, gaps in current knowledge, and priorities for future studies. For additional details, please refer to the Short Paper Rubric document in the Assignment Guidelines and Rubrics section of the course.