Objectives: Students will develop a research thesis that expands on a common theme in two, 20th/21st century dystopian novels. The thesis will seek to explore how the theme is relevant to understanding social, political, economic, scientific, religious, technological, etc. issues facing society today. Students will expand the thesis into an in-depth research paper that includes a variety of sources to support their position.
• 1984 by George Orwell
• Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
• The Host
• Students will need to utilize online databases to procure timely, scholarly essays and articles.
o Students should NOT use online essays, articles, etc. that do not meet the criteria for reliable sources.
• The annotated bibliography must contain at least 10 annotated sources that will potentially be used in the final paper.