Involvement with the broader community.
1. An introductory paragraph and thesis statement. The introduction should identify the subculture you are investigating. The thesis statement should focus the paper and indicate, in a single sentence, the most significant characteristics of the subculture.
2. Body paragraphs with topic sentences. The body of the paper should address specific characteristics of the subculture. You may address how the members of the subculture interact with each other, the types of discourse and language used by members of the group, the beliefs and values shared by the group, specific cultural characteristics of the group (including dress, domestic customs, daily activities, involvement with the broader community, festivals and celebrations, etc.), and the organizational structure of the group/community.
3. Information based on observation and/or interviews with a member or members of the subculture.
4. In-text citations as needed and a correctly formatted APA References page.
5. A conclusion that discusses the implications of your findings and/or discusses how the study of this group relates to broader social/cultural issues.
6. A correctly formatted APA title page, including a paper title. An abstract is not required.
Your final draft must cite and make reference to at least 5 credible sources.
At least one source must be an interview. You may either conduct an interview yourself or use a published interview, conducted by someone else, to meet this requirement. Your goal should be to conduct or locate an interview with a member of the group you are studying. You are welcome to include additional sources and references as needed. Consider field research methods described in Chapter 11 of the Palmquist textbook.