Religion is not developed or practiced in a vacuum. It influences and is influenced by almost everything else found in culture—food, sexual practice and taboos, rites of passage (birth, marriage, death), entertainment (music, movies, art, literature, sports), healing arts, and understandings of the natural world.For this project, the student will choose a topic of interest and show the impact of religion(s). Some broad examples might be: Christian expression in NASCAR, the reflection of Shinto in a piece of Japanese anime (choose one movie/book/game), Buddhism and Kung Fu (many martial arts practices are based in religion), Jewish history and belief in regard to tattoo body art. The possibilities are endless. The subject area will need to be precise and manageable. Do not write about Christianity in American politics, for instance, but rather about the Christian voice in the debate on gay marriage in the United States.Sources must be relevant to the paper topic. If you are exploring Confucianism in Mulan, you need sources that point out Confucius teachings in that movie. As this is a research paper, do not take the expert role and draw your own conclusions, for instance citing instances of Confucian belief in the movie. Instead, research and write about what other experts have said on this topic.