As well as weekly assignments, you will be required to present an in-depth research project on an American pop culture figure. This will be a biographical profile on an actor, musician, artist, athlete or other person whose contributions transcended their chosen field to have a lasting impact on American society as a whole. This profile should go beyond the person’s — or in limited situations, group’s — accomplishments and examine how they added or changed the cultural narrative of society. This presentation, which will be due on Week 10, should be between five and seven minutes in length and include visual elements illustrating their works and contributions to pop culture. It will account for 25 percent of your final grade for this course.