Major Research Paper:
Thesis statement (4-Paragraphs Max.): I will provide a list of topics for the major research paper, mostly related topics and case studies relevant to the course but which we will not be formally covering. Students may also select their own topics with the instructor’s approval. Once chosen you will be asked to draft a four-paragraph short statement,outlining yourthesis,supporting argumentsand and bibliography with a minimum of 5citations(Note: the bibliography is not part of the four paragraphs).
Building on your proposal and your global challenge assignment, the major research paper will be an 10-15-page paper on your chosen topic. Students will be expected to use an array of secondary and primary sources, including books, scholarly journal articles, newspapers and periodicals, and other relevant documents. Your paper will be evaluated on the quality and breadth of your research, clarity and originality of analysis, writing style, proper formatting and the correct use of citations. The effectiveness of a paper’s argument/analysis will be inhibited if not built on a solid research foundation, or if it is not well organized structurally or if not written clearly. Your paper must have a clear argument (thesis statement). It is expected that you will do your proposal, and research paper on the same topic. Using the theoretical approaches and empirical material taught in the course, you must argue in favor or against any case of your choice. You should use 10to 15 sources (secondary and primary) to support your research. Expectations for the paper and paper proposal will be discussed further during the course, and a list of suggested cases will be made available early in the course.The paper should not be more than3000 words (10-15pages), including notes and bibliography;