3. Research Paper: (2,000 words, weighting 40%)
A list of essay questions will be distributed prior to the mid-semester break. Alternatively, you may develop your own topic subject to your tutor’s approval. As wellengagement with the course readings, this paper requires further reading and research from outside the course material and should apply scholarly and sociological approach to answering the question.
The final essay should follow normal essay formats and style, with introduction , body that sets out the argument and the material, and conclusion etc. The only exception to this might be the photo essay assignment that can be set out as an ethnographic report plus photo essay. Please see me if you want to do this topic.
The American poet Wendell Berry notes that ‘Eating is an agricultural act,’ Michael Pollan (2006:11) says that eating is also ‘an ecological act, and political act too. Discuss this proposition with reference to an in depth discussion of at least one example.