In the research paper, each student will use an instructor-approved topic relevant to the course. The paper should be 10 pages, double-spaced, 12 font-size, excluding the title and reference pages, using APA format, with at least 5 recent, scholarly, peer-reviewed references. As in any scholarly writing, students should not merely copy information from another author, but use evidence to support the contentions they have drawn from their findings and critically analyze related literature – each paper needs to be an analytical paper, not a summary of readings.
Research Paper Description: Emerging Theory
Students select an emerging theory related to the course and submit a research paper on the topic of their choice. The goal of this assignment is to introduce students to relevant theories in a recent development, and to cultivate an enveloping perspective, synthesizing different viewpoints on the topic. The selected topic must be reviewed and approved by the instructor for relevance, quality, and duplicate avoidance. The emerging theory in this report will be used in the second research paper.