Research any aspect of the Vietnamese American community in San Jose/the Bay Area (e.g., education, inter-ethnic and inter-racial relationships, society, politics, religion, media, business, etc.) and write a research paper about it. I recommend focusing on one topic and going in-depth about it in your paper (rather than choosing many topics but only writing superficially about each one).
As this is a college-level paper, it must have:
a clear research question/purpose/thesis. Underline and bold it.
at least three academic references (at least two from our required course readings and one external reading that are NOT assigned in our class)
Required course readings links:
Your academic references do not have to be about Vietnamese Americans in San Jose/the Bay Area. (In fact, it’s tough to find any, but I hope this will change shortly!). However, it would be best if you related those references to your paper’s topic: the Vietnamese American community in San Jose/Bay Area. For example:
Does the reading/reference support/contradict what you observe about the Vietnamese American community in San Jose/the Bay Area?
Does the reading spark a question about the Vietnamese American community in San Jose/the Bay Area?
At least ten concepts/ideas learned from our class (underline and number these concepts in your paper as 1, 2, 3, etc.). For example, #1. refugee, #2. race, #3. Cultural hegemony, #3. sojourners
You do not need to define these concepts. You will be graded on whether or not you have used them correctly in your paper.
Some (not all) of them are listed here to give you an idea. See the file “List of concepts and ideas.”