A topic paper of 5-7 pages is required for the successful completion of this course. The paper will require some objective as well as subjective analysis. Quality of thought and clarity of communication are implicit to the assignments and will be reflected in the grade.
Students may submit more than one topic for comment as the instructor will provide feedback and will help clarify the contents of the student’s research bibliography. For this paper all students must follow the writing procedures and formats given in a standard writing manual such as Kate Turabian’s A Manual for Writers or MLA. All non-original thoughts and quotations must receive a proper citation in the form of a footnote following the proper procedures given in the writing manual chosen.