Please review the full requirements for the Final Research Paper before writing your rough draft. The point of a rough draft is to allow your instructor to get a good sense of your organizational writing skills, to examine the content of the essay, to evaluate your resources, and to provide you feedback that you will incorporate into your Final Research Paper that is due in Week Five.
To begin, select a topic from the following list:
Child rearing practices
The use of music or dance as a form of political protest, or as a reflection of cultural issues, values, and beliefs
Rites of passage
Alternative gender roles
Alternate topics are possible, but these must be approved by your instructor at least one week before the Week Three draft is due.
For your Final Paper, you will compare one of the topics above across two specific cultures of your own choosing. You will need to conduct research to gather the information you need about your topic and cultures for your Final Paper.