Use at least 3 academic sources other than lectures or your textbook. Graphs, charts and photos are needed. 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”.
You are not just writing your paper on a world religion or religious movement; given the focus of an anthropology 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.