For this class you are expected to write a research paper, or do a project, an audio visual project or a printed one (such as comic strip booklet), whichever you prefer. Following are the guidelines. You have a choice between writing a research paper (5 to 7 pages) or doing a project (5 to 10 minute video). Whatever your choice is, it has to do with an aspect of the Intercultural communication that interests you and would like to explore more about. You can present your project in any creative or conventional way. Examples of possible topics for research or projects are: Amateur documentary type videos about Intercultural communication in Clevlend; International students at UT and their American cultural experience; the effect of micro-cultural groups on food in certain stores/cities…etc. More than one student can cooperate in the project. The research paper has to be at least 5 to 7 pages. You may include tables, figures and pictures; however, those will not count toward the number of pages. The paper should be typed, double spaced and include a reference page. You should have at least 5 sources; only two of your sources could be internet sources. Journal articles accessed on the internet, such as the Ohio Link online journals are not considered internet sources. You may choose to have one, only one, interview as a source. You may choose between the MLA or APA styles for your paper’s format. If you choose to do a project, you may choose any format of presentation that would reflect the depth of your research. You should show the effort that you put into researching your project’s topic by integrating your sources into your presentation. You are still responsible for providing reference sheet or you may include that in a credit page, depending on your project’s format. Different project formats have different requirements depending on the number of participants in the project, the topic and the presentation. The number of participants will affect the length of the project. No group should have more than 4 students and no video project should be longer than 15 minutes. If you choose to do a project, please consult with your professor for further details.