Final Project and Oral Presentation: The final project will consist of both a term paper (approximately 2000
words in length) and an oral presentation (15 minutes in length) with power point presentation (10-15 slides).
The final project (paper and oral presentation) will require students to identify and articulate a focused
research question where there is clear evidence of American Philosophical Pragmatism at play in the arena of
politics, economics, art, etc. Examples of real world events in the history of America are, but limited to, the
Cuban Missile Crisis, the Sexual Revolution of the 60’s, the Oil-Shock of the 70’s, etc., where the philosophical
position of Pragmatism was clearly exhibited in the decisions and debates surrounding the event.
THIS IS WHAT I NEED FOR NEXT WEEK!!!!! JUST THE TOPIC AND BIBLIO! THE PAPER IS NOT UNTIL MARCH 15th!
Students will identify their research topic in the early stages of the course (due Feb 28), and develop a well-
laid plan for acquiring needed information and a system for organizing and delivering the information gathered,
including an annotated bibliography of the sources used. This will comprise 25% of your final grade.