The idea behind the 1st paper (Due: 6/17) is for you to explore a topic mentioned in the readings and lecture
a bit further, for this assigment in essence you are creating a profile of a cultural product, a place or site, a
person, etc. You can think of : Foods(Venezuelan, Peruvian, etc, strong drink) and cigars, (Quinces, Mate, etc.)
communities: (Italian, Yugoslav, Armenian, Jewish, Mennonite, Japanese etc.) Music & Artists & Authors
(Andean, Cumbia, etc, Tito Puente, Ali Primera, Mercedes Sosa, Soda Stereo, Molotov, Rivera, Orozco, José
Martí, Rubén Darío etc.) / Current clothing styles, male and/or female/Poster art/Soccer, Telenovelas: Geography:
Puerto Monte, Chile and Ushuaia, Argentina/ A river /Jungle or natural reserve, etc./ Horses /Professional dancers
and dance shows/ Art shows/Folk music in Argentina or elsewhere/ Vacations/University life/High
Culture—symphonies, concert halls,, Art museums, etc. Below is another list, you can look it over and plan to
write your first paper on this topic. You can approach your topic according to your own interest, for example: if
you would like to learn more about the Maya, you can write about their books, their math knowledge, numeric
and writing system, a particular maya site: Copán, Chichén Itzá or anything that interestes you.
Do not write about your home country.
You may choose another topic, but be sure to have it approved by me.
Extension: 2 pages.
Format: use a cover page: your name, class, due date.
Body of document: double space, 12 font.