Short Paper #2
What is the effect of modern technology on cultural diversity?
Write a 2-3 page paper [(not including the bibliography), 12-point double-spaced (typed), with one inch margins and no extra space between paragraphs] that gives a critical analysis of ONE piece of modern technology (tool or process) that has had a measurable effect on cultural diversity (for the better or for the worse) in some part of the world. If it has had a measurable effect everywhere, still concentrate on one region anyway. Do a good job of researching your claim (at least 4 different significant references). In your paper, make sure you define the technology clearly, make sure you define what aspect of cultural diversity you are considering (and how you can measure change. and make qualitative AND QUANTITATIVE arguments for the changes that your chosen technology has made on diversity. Try to show a causal relationship, rather than just a correlation, or at least give plausible explanations for the phenomena that you are describing. Close your paper by (1) making a value judgment regarding this technology (based on the info in your paper) and (2) predict what further changes one might expect in the next 20 years regarding the culture you investigated with respect to this technology.
Please make sure that the Professor agrees that your chosen modern technology IS modern technology!!!