San Francisco State University
Asian American Studies 360
Koreans in the United States
As your final project for the course, you will construct a website on a topic concerning the Korean American community. As a group, you will analyze an aspect of the Korean American experience, historically or contemporaneously. This can be a cultural feature, issues or problems that face Korean Americans, political systems or institutions that affect Korean Americans, aspects of Korean society or culture that influence Korean America, etc. Your website will present the issue and provide an argument or analysis of the topics from multiple perspectives.
Similar to a research paper, you will produce an academic website with a purpose/argument. Your website will consist of six pages total: a "Home Page," an "About Us" page, a "Works Cited" page, and three additional topic content pages.
Similar to an introductory paragraph in an academic paper, your Home Page can serve as an introduction to your project and your argument/analysis. Your three topic content pages should examine different aspects of the problem/argument you present in your homepage.
You should incorporate readings/lecture content/materials from the course in your project and cite them. Use of additional academic sources is highly recommended. Photos, videos, and other media that you may include on your webpage must also be cited.
Once your group has determined the topic of your website, have one of your members secure a website space. I suggest weebly because it is a free web service and fairly user-friendly for people who are not super-tech savvy. The group member who creates the web account for the group can should share the login information with everyone. Alternatively, weebly has a feature (under settings) where you can add editors to the website with separate logins.