For this project, you will research a food that is common to many cultures OR a cultural tradition featuring symbolic foods. Topics will be chosen from the approved list below. You will present a history of the food or cultural tradition from an anthropological/historical point of view. For a food topic, you will describe traditional uses in the cultures where it is used, including symbolic uses of the food, historical importance, and any restrictions on the use of the food. For a cultural tradition, you will include discussion of associated symbolic food(s) and their meaning in the context of the celebration, and typical preparations. You will also discuss changing uses of the food or cultural tradition in the modern world due to immigration and globalization.
The paper will be minimum 4-5 pages, double-spaced, in length and must include a list of at least 4 references in APA format (Times New Roman 12 point font, 1” margins all around). In-paper citations should follow the same approved format (APA). The references should be publications from the library with working permalinks. Websites are not acceptable. All of your references should be publications from the MLK Library (do not use other library databases), with working SJSU library link included (test the link; points will be deducted for non-working links). You may use books, journals, magazines, and newspapers. NO WEBSITES – use of websites as sources will be penalized at minus 10 points per source (this includes information from blogs, FaceBook, personal websites, or wikis). Important note: If you falsely cite sources, you will receive a 0 for the paper and be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development for violation of academic integrity. Turnitin.com originality score of 10% or less is expected, as you will be allowed to resubmit your paper.
Note: This paper is a research paper and should be written as an objective presentation of the information you have found in researching the topic. Do not include personal opinions or preferences (write in 3rd person only).
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