8-10 pages, double space preferred, cover page, bibliography, please use at least 3 academic sources other than lectures or your textbook. Topic can be on a world religion and its socio-cultural impacts or on a more general topic dealing with the culture impacts of influences of religion on American or other societies. It could be on a past society, culture, or civilization, like say The Vikings. For example: “Shinto and its impact on Japanese involvement in WW II” or “Religion and its influences on U.S. politics”. Referencing format for citations can be APA, MLA, etc. not picky about this, but make sure citations are clear and consistent.

You are not just writing your paper on a world religion or religious movement; given the focus of our course, what I want you to go into further detail is how it inter-relates with the society or culture in which it is found. Alternatively, you could do a more abstract topic on how religion (generally) influences a particular social or cultural aspect or institution, in which case you might be dealing with several religions or sects.


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