Final Paper Proposal and Outline
prepare for your Final Paper, review the Final Paper instructions in
Week Five. The paper must be formatted according to APA style and
include a title and a reference page. For information regarding APA
samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the
Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.
There are two parts to this assignment—a proposal and an outline. See
the instructions below for details on what those parts should include:
The proposal should be on a separate page from the outline, and it
should consist of one or two paragraphs that describe the society
selected for your paper. This society must be a nation other than the
U.S. that has large ethnic groups within it. In the proposal, you must
explain why you believe this is an appropriate society for your Final
Using the sample below as a guide, provide an outline for your Final Paper. The outline should be in basic APA outline format.
Select a particular country and analyze the ethnic stratification within
that society. For this paper, you must focus on ethnic stratification
and conflict, including evidence of prejudice and discrimination. In
addition to a description of the selected society and its ethnic groups,
your paper should include an analysis of similarities and differences
the society’s ethnic stratification system as compared to the United
You may select one of the countries on the CIA World Factbook website for comparison to the United States in terms of the ethnic stratification system.
The following information should be included in your timeline
- Describe the selected country's society, focusing on ethnic groups, stratification, and conflict.
- Provide examples of the ethnic problems in that society, including evidence of prejudice and discrimination.
- Discuss what the experts say about ethnic problems (or ethnic harmony) in the selected country’s society.
- Compare the selected country's society society in the United
States. Evaluate similarities and differences related to ethnic groups,
stratification, and conflict, using specific examples gathered in your
- Conclude with reflections and thoughts about ethnic groups and the societies in which we live.
Provide at least five of the seven sources that you plan to include in
the Final Paper. No fewer than three of the sources that you list in
this assignment must be from the Ashford University Library.
While the following example can be modified to suit your needs, this outline is likely to result in a high quality Final Paper:
Title of Paper
- Selected Country
- Description of country
- Ethnic groups in country
- Ethnic stratification system in country
- Ethnic Problems or Harmony
- Prejudice and discrimination
- Examples of ethnic problems
- Consequences of discrimination for ethnic group members
- Examples of consequences
- Research on Ethnicity in Selected Country
- Experts on ethnic problems in selected country
- Findings of studies on ethnic discrimination in selected country
- Comparison with the United States
- Ethnic groups in the United States
- Ethnic stratification system in the United States
- Ethnic conflict and discrimination in the United States
- Similarities between selected country and the United States
- Similarity among ethnic groups
- Similarity in ethnic stratification
- Similarity in terms of ethnic conflict
- Examples of the similarity garnered from research
- Differences between selected country and the United States
- Differences among ethnic groups in selected country and the U.S.
- Differences in ethnic stratification systems
- Differences in ethnic conflict in selected country and the U.S.
- Examples of differences garnered from research