A well-researched, well-written paper on one of the topics from modules 1-8 or 10. is a required element for this course. If you have taken the course before, a new topic must be chosen for this assignment.
Failure to submit a paper is an automatic F grade for the course. Submitting a highly plagiarized paper (as determined by Turnitin scoring >= 20) is an automatic 0% paper grade. The paper will be graded on content, the global, social and ethical analysis of the issue presented, grammar, style, length, and adherence to the prescribed formatting requirements. At least 5 current credible sources should be used. The paper should be 5-8 pages long.
Papers will be due during Module 11.
Late submissions will have a 10% deduction per day for 4 days. They will not be accepted after that.
This is an individual assignment.
Students are encouraged to seek peer review from their assigned groups in the course before submitting the final draft for grading.
This assignment should be submitted as a Word document or a pdf file (text, not scanned).
See the Individual Research Paper Format
for how the assignment should be formatted as well as instructions for content.
See the Individual Research Paper Rubric for how the assignment will be graded.
Grades will be posted at the end of the course.