Propose a solution to a geopolitical injustice. The solution can take one side of the issue or provide a compromise. This paper should have three main parts:
- Inherency: Demonstrate the need for a comprehensive reform. Explain the various problems that are directly related to the geopolitical injustice to establish that the status quo is a problem that merits addressing.
- Plan: Present the solution you are proposing in detail. You will need to account for issues of Actor (who should take action), Mandates (what the actor should do), Funding (how much will the plan cost and how the actor will pay for it) and Enforcement (how the actor will guarantee the mandates will actually happen).
- Advantages: Treated as main points, explain the benefits of your proposed plan. A good structure would be to describe the status quo before the plan, explain how the plan would improve the status quo, and then enumerate and detail the good consequences of the plan.
The purpose of the Research Paper is to develop an argument on your topic and to provide persuasive support for your thesis using strong reasons and clear evidence through specific examples. Sources examined and critiqued in the Annotated Bibliography should be incorporated into your paper as you develop your formal, well-written, persuasive argument. The Research Paper should follow formal grammatical conventions and style. 2000-2500 words, APA format.
A research paper is an original argument where the student poses a research question, gathers materials (designing interview questions, observing and taking notes, designing questionnaires, critical analysis of readings and sources), focuses the research, shapes the argument, and frames the materials in relation to the larger themes developed in the course.