Below are four scenarios pertaining to cultural diversity. For this assignment, you will prepare a research paper that focuses on one of these scenarios, analyzing what happened, what the consequences either are or might be, and how the situation can be corrected and/or prevented in the future. These must be concrete suggestions that could actually be implemented rather than vague references or opinions. While the situations have been fictionalized, there have been actual situations that are very similar. You will submit the report in three sections throughout the course, with a due date for each section. These due dates are posted on the Course Schedule. The Course Project should be six to eight pages in length, with an additional title page and reference page(s). The reference page should include a minimum of four different scholarly, academically-accepted books and/or journals used. Do not use Wikipedia and similar encyclopedia websites, such as about.com or buzzle.com. Please review the detailed instructions for each phase of the project, which you can find in the Assignment tab for that week. Your project will be graded as follows: Week 2: Students will submit the research paper topic proposal. 25 points Week 4: Students will submit the reference list and outline of their research paper. 75 points Week 7: Students will submit the final version of their research paper. 150 points APA Style Tutorial
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Here are the scenarios. If you happen to be familiar with an actual incident, you may request it as your scenario, but you will need my approval first. 1. A large hydroelectric dam built in the 1950s and 60s created a one million acre impoundment, and it has been a major means of both producing electricity and flood control for many decades. In early spring each year, the water level above the dam is lowered to allow a reservoir for upstream snow melt and runoff later released downstream in a controlled fashion. This annual event has drawn no notice until this past spring, when a Native American tribe whose reservation borders on the impoundment came forward to claim that an ancient burial ground had been revealed less than a mile above the dam when the water level was lowered. To them, this was sacred ground and disturbing the bones of their ancestors was tantamount to desecration. Citing both 19th century treaty agreements and contracts with the U.S. government at the time the dam was built concerning the sanctity of holy grounds, the tribe insists that the burial grounds cannot be submerged again and that the water level must be maintained at its present, lower level. They also say that their culture does not permit the removal and reburial of the remains and that the federal government has recognized the rights of Native Americans to protect their holy places. Anthropologists have surveyed the site and report that indeed it is an ancient burial ground, but that the people may be from a much older group than those presently claiming ancestry.
There are a number of problems presented. One, with no reservoir to hold snowmelt and runoff, there is likely to be major flooding downstream. Second, the lower level will mean less hydroelectric productive potential, and third, the lower...
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