Read Jorge Amado, Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon (Brazil, 1920s). A provincial town is going through major changes. As its economy and social life respond to agricultural expansion and increasing wealth, what constitutes “progress” and “modernity?”
Does the US have a post-Cold War international strategy? Describe and explain three central US security interests in the post-Cold War era. What policies have been developed to replace Cold War policies? Is the US acting more as a unilateralist power or a multilateralist power? Why is it leaning in one direction or the other?
Conduct a research on how gender roles are presented in the society and how boys and girls learn to behave and present themselves in ways that reflect their gender. Examine the representation of gender in children’s television and commercials by analyzing what you find from watching one hour of children’s programming. You may also use any streaming service. While watching your choice of show, think about whether the roles presented in the programming are representing traditional gender roles.
Memory researchers debate whether all our memories are contained in a single, unitary system or whether they are stored in multiple systems pertaining to individual types of memories (e.g., short-term vs. long-term, procedural vs. declarative, semantic vs. episodic, etc.). First, state the debate in your own terms. Then, support either the single or the multiple memory system view by describing 2 empirical studies
Write a paper in which you think about the tension between rebellion and human desire in the play. Are they opposites? Is Faustus rebelling against rules or an entire system of power or something else? The author of Faustus, Christopher Marlowe, was accused by an acquaintance, Thomas Kyd, of being an atheist. Is it possible that the play celebrates Faustus’s rebellion and what it allows him while containing it in conventional Christian terms?