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EXTENDED ESSAY IBO SUBJECT AREAS Mr. James TOK
EE Subject Areas Key Ideas Consider subject areas that interest you. Consider selecting IB subject areas in which you have taken (or are taking) a course. TOK cannot be used as a subject area.
EE Subject Areas, Continued IB Extended Essay Subject Areas EnglishBiologyTheater Arts HistoryMathematicsBusiness & Management PoliticsMusicEconomics PsychologyVisual ArtsChemistry GeographyEnvironmental SystemsPhilosophy World ReligionsFilmHuman Rights DanceDesign TechnologySocial &Cultural Anthropology
Biology …essay should incorporate biological theory and emphasize the science that deals with living organisms and life processes. Sample Research Questions “The effect of detergent toxicity on soil bacteria” is better than “Detergents in the environment.” “A study of the effect of differing pH levels on the growth of Phaseolus vulgaris” is better than “The effect of acidity on plant growth.”
Business and Management …essay should apply business theory, tools, and techniques to produce a coherent and structured analytical essay. Sample Research Questions “What motivates employees? Can Herzberg’s motivation theory help explain improvement in productivity at XYZ Ltd.?” is better than “Have motivational techniques benefited XYZ Ltd.?” “Why has the practice of publishing environmental audits been adopted more widely in Country X than in Country Y?” is better than “Why do firms publish environmental audits?”
Dance …essay should strive provide a coherent verbal analysis and interpretation of one or more dances. Sample Research Questions “The role or ritual in Afro-Caribbean dance in selected works of Katherine Dunham.” is better than “Ritual in Afro- Caribbean dance.” “The influence of Gregory Hines on the reemergence of rhythm tap dance in the United States as a theatrical dance form” is better than “Tap dance in the United States.”
History …essay should focus on the human past, be worthy of study, and lend itself to systematic investigation. Essays that focus on the last 10 years are not acceptable. Sample Research Questions “Causes of the collapse of Mayan civilization” is better than “The Mayan civilization” “Varying interpretations of the Salem witch trials” is better than “Witch trials in North America
Music …essay should strive for a coherent verbal analysis and interpretation of one or more pieces of music. Sample Research Questions “The influence of jazz in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess” is better than “Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.” “A study of the effect of differing pH levels on the growth of Phaseolus vulgaris” is better than “The effect of acidity on plant growth.”
Seniors Research Question Samples Art: What is the role of dance, in particular Hip-Hop, in defining urban cultural youth movement? What role does creativity’s acceptance play in Art’s influence on society and culture Has the message changed or just the messenger? How Rap and Hip-Hop has impacted the world of music and the culture of a generation.
Senior Research Questions History The right to choose: Abortion Rights and Women’s Liberation To what extent has the media and propaganda and the objectification of woman affected the mixed views of women’s roles in the 20 th century Civil Disobedience: Ghandi and King’s views and beliefs on changing society with non-violence