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WORLD CULTURAL REGIONS – MIDTERM PAPER
Dr. Tisha Bender
Answer BOTH of the Questions Below. Your Midterm Paper must be 5 pages in length (6 maximum), typed and double-spaced in 12 point font. This means that each of your answers should be a short essay of about 2-3 pages long.
In answering each question, you must connect at least ONE relevant Group Presentation of a particular region, which as you know are posted in the DISCUSSIONS area of our class Canvas site, to the relevant class readings, class discussion, and any TED talk or video we watched on the subject. Select well-chosen quotations from each source, citing them correctly, where they help to illustrate your answer. If you are quoting from a Group Presentation, then please cite the names of the student presenters, or say (Food in X). Links to all readings, TED talks and videos are on our Syllabus.
The Midterm is designed to be focused solely on class materials. Please do not bring in any extra sources when writing your Midterm Paper, as this Midterm Paper is for you to demonstrate your engagement with and critical thinking about what we have been learning in class thus far, and to show how you can make fascinating connections between these materials.
You are required to answer both questions, so you will be writing a separate and independent essay for each question, and since each question is independent of the other, your answers will each relate to a different country, as determined by the Group Presentation you select.
Reed Karaim, in “Expanding Higher Education,” speaks about the “massification” of education. By drawing on his article, as well as all other class materials on Education, analyze whether education is being “massified” in the country you select, and the impact on that country’s educational system.
“Many [Americans] are turning to fresh, lean and ‘clean’ foods. Other Americans, however, continue to eat unhealthily, contributing to record levels of diet-related illnesses…” So said Robert Kiener in “Food Policy Debates.” By drawing on his article, as well as all other class materials on Food, discuss if this phenomenon is true in the country you select.