Any topic (writer’s choice)
Choose a cultural subject/topic you are interested in investigating, researching, thinking about. You may expand on a topic touched upon in your team presentation or select a completely unrelated subject. Include a bibliography consisting of at least 7-8 sources. The sources can be traditional print materials (e.g., chapters in books or articles in magazines, journals, or newspapers), film, documentary videos, or Internet websites.
Keep in mind that your research should target elements of deep culture (customs, behaviors, beliefs, values, etc.) and try to find as much information about these elements as possible. (Population statistics, national history, or geographical facts are considered surface culture and should not be included unless they are directly related to deep cultural elements.)