Four Research Essays and Accompanying Presentations
4 pages each. Students will conduct research on various topics related to the course material. A one-page “handout” which presents the research to other members of the class in the context of small groups will also be created.
Research paper 1: Choose a topic below and construct a research paper that demonstrates how “pop culture” reflected the social upheaval of the 1960s
Research paper 2: Choose a topic below and construct a research paper that demonstrates what the experiences of American soldiers were like during the War in Vietnam or what it was like when they arrived home after their time of service.
Reception of Vietnam veterans
Research paper 3: Choose one of the topics below and construct a research paper that demonstrates why certain facets of U.S. foreign policy during the 1980s were controversial.
U.S. intervention in Nicaragua or Granada
Research paper 4: Choose one of the topics below and demonstrate why the War on Terror has raised moral dilemmas.
The rights of prisoners/suspected extremists
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