Final Project Assignment Sheet

Final Project Assignment Sheet - Final Project (250 points)...

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Final Project (250 points) (8 – 10 pages – not including works cited page) DUE: Monday, April 28 th (Must be handed in at the IMUG between 2:00-4:00pm) I absolutely cannot accept late papers Reality Television Analysis For this final project you are being asked to develop an 8-10 page essay on a topic related to reality television. You have a lot of freedom here to develop your own project so be creative. Here are some ideas: 1. In-depth Identity Analysis: Follow a specific identity category through a variety of different, but similar, shows. For example, you could look at the representation of blond women in dating shows like The Bachelor , That’s Amore , and A Shot of Love with Tila Tequila . 2. Comparative Analysis: Compare a foreign program with its US counterpart. For example, you could compare Project Runway with Project Catwalk . 3. Controversy: Analyze a specific incident or controversy surrounding a reality television program. For example, you could look at the debate surrounding Kid Nation , The Moment of Truth , or The Secret Life of Soccer Moms. 4. Historical Analysis: Compare an early season of a long-running reality program with a recent season. For example, you could compare Season 2 of Big Brother to season 9. 5. Trend Analysis : Analyze a trend through various reality television programs. For example you could look at the trend to have shows about ordinary people in specific professions like Parking Wars , Ax Men , Dirty Jobs
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