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FINAL GROUP PROJECT (100 Points) Congratulations on making it to the end of the semester. For your final group project you will create a PowerPoint presentation that addresses one of the topics below. The topics are grouped by analysis format: a) thesis question; b) comparative analysis; c) character analysis and d) film review. There are 12 topics so during class you will be allotted several minutes to find classmates interested in a similar topic. There will be no duplicate presentations so be intentional with your selection. At the same time, I challenge you to research a topic you may not be knowledgeable of you will form your own groups. Thesis Question A thesis question is an inquiry about a particular topic that results in a specific assertion (thesis) about that topic. In short, thesis questions are posed in order to generate theses. They are brainstorming tools. 1. Are light‐complected African Americans portrayed differently than dark‐complected African Americans? Reference: School Daze; House Party 2; Stomp the Yard 2. Are the African American male‐female relationships portrayed in Drumline , The Program , and Stomp the Yard typical of contemporary African American male‐female relationships? Comparative Analysis In a comparative analysis you compare and contrast two things: two texts, two theories, two historical figures, two scientific processes, and so on. "Classic" compare‐
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This note was uploaded on 05/22/2011 for the course AFRO 199 taught by Professor James during the Spring '11 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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