TOPIC: The Role of Printing and Literacy in the 30 Year War
Must use the below Citations in addition to any other citations provided:
Charles, John. The Making of a Literate Andean Society. University of New Mexico Press, 2010.
Graham, Sarah Ellen. Reflections on the Thirty Years War and the Origins of Propaganda. 21 November 2011. 6 November 2018.
Valentine, Patrick M. A Social History of Books and Libraries from Cuneiform to Bytes. The Scarecrow Press, 2012.
TERM PAPER GUIDELINES
The term paper is one of the most important assignments you will complete during this course. The term paper is an opportunity for you to research a topic relating to our course that you have found interesting and desire to learn more about by conducting your own research. The term paper can be on a topic of your choice, but does require instructor approval, which you will have received during week 11 when you submitted your term paper topic proposal. In your term paper, you should demonstrate your knowledge by successfully synthesizing and incorporating at least three or more key course concepts into your paper, demonstrating how they relate to your chosen topic.
Note: The term paper must be turned in by the end of week 14, 27 November 2018.
Each student will be required to submit a term paper as part of this course. The term paper must be on a topic approved by the instructor, but generally any topic that addresses the impact of technology on society, whether past, present or future, would be acceptable. Term paper should successfully incorporate and synthesize at least three or more key concepts from the course. Term papers should be no less than five full pages of text and should not exceed ten pages, although longer papers will be accepted. The term paper must be done in MLA format, using 12 Times New Roman font, and double-spaced. All term papers will use a minimum of two printed sources (books, magazines, professional journals, etc) and two electronic sources (legitimate websites, NC Live, etc). Students are encouraged to use more and varies sources such as interviews, site visits, etc. Note: for more information on “legitimate websites” and how to recognize them, visit the FTCC Library’s informative website and read their guidance. If still in doubt about the validity of a potential online source, feel free to discuss such potential websites with the instructor before using them.
Course concepts you might incorporate include but are not limited to:
Law of the Hammer
Law of the Possible
Technology as a System
Technology as a Subversive Force
The Technological Fix
The Unintended Consequences of Technology
The Social Processes Model of Technological Advance
The Great Men and Women View of Technological Advance
Global Warming/Climate Change
Cultural Lag Theory
Action and Reaction
Mutually Assured Destruction
The Digital Divide
The Network Effect
Video Game Addiction
Privacy in the Digital Age
Technology’s Effects on the Workplace
Outsourcing, Offshoring, and Economic Globalization
5 or more full pages of text. There is no penalty for exceeding five pages.
Paper will be in MLA format.
Use one-inch margins.
Use a 12-point Times New Roman or Ariel font.
Use double line spacing in the document.