There is a required paper for this course. This paper will be 10-12 double-spaced, typewritten pages in 12 point font and should be a topic taken from the list of suggested topics below or a topic previously approved by the instructor. The style and form of your papers should be consistent with MLA style and formatting. Conferences (as needed) will be arranged by the instructor with the student on a one-to-one basis. Style and form will be examined as well as the student’s ability to be clear, concise, and objective in recounting his/her subject.
The writing requirement may also be carried out through a field experience which must be carried out under the direction of the instructor and reported on at the same time research papers are due. If you wish to attempt this, contact the instructor.
This paper must be turned in by the due date. Failure to do so will result in a reduction of one letter grade for each day it is past due.
Academic Ethics: It is expected that all students will engage in ethical conduct and will not engage in copying work or collusion on exams or the production of research papers. Such violation of ethical standards will result in an automatic grade of "0" on the work in question with no opportunity to make up the work. This expectation also extends to proper citations and credit for works used in the research paper. All quotes, paraphrases, or facts taken from another source must be cited.
The following guidelines must be adhered to in your research paper. Failure to do so will result in a lowered grade.