Students are expected to write two papers and complete a final research project.
Paper 1: Readings Response
The first paper assignment is to write a short response to several assigned readings.
Paper 1 Description (PDF)
Paper 2: Ethnographic Performance Analysis
The second paper assignment is an ethnographic analysis of a local club performance by Lamine Touré and Group Saloum.
Paper 2 Description (PDF)
The final project, which includes an oral presentation and an 8-10 page paper, will be on an approved research topic of your choice.
Description of the Final Project Assignment (PDF)
Begin with a final project proposal, due on Lec #16. Your proposal should be brief (less than one page), and will have three components:
- Project description (a paragraph explaining your topic and its scope).
- Methodology and sources (a paragraph describing how you will go about doing your research, whether by consulting books and CDs, or by attending performances or conducting interviews).
- Time line (give a rough estimate of how you will use your time to complete the project - this is especially important for ethnographic projects).
Examples of Final Papers
Papers are presented courtesy of the authors, and used with permission.
Fleder, Michael. "Gahu." (PDF)