Topic Selection Part 1 of the Research Project requires students to submit their topic for review and approval by their instructor. Students must:
identify and select a WMD event;
describe the type of event, the effects, fabrication, and development of the WMD event; and
discuss the environmental, political, economic, and sociological effects of the WMD event.
In addition to identifying the WMD event that will serve as the basis for the research project, the student must provide a brief description that explains why they chose this event for their research. The description should be 300-400 words. Part 1 of the Research Project should be no more than one page in length.
Unit V Research Project, Part 2 Annotated Bibliography
Part 2 of the research project requires students to submit an annotated bibliography. The annotated bibliography must include a minimum of eight scholarly resources that the student plans to utilize in the research paper. Each resource must be formatted per APA (6th ed.) guidelines and include a brief description of the information included in the resource, as well as why it is relevant to the research project. Students will be allowed to utilize more scholarly resources in the final version of the research paper as appropriate. The intent of the annotated bibliography is to demonstrate that the student is headed in the right direction with their research for the paper. Resource for completing an annotated bibliography: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/614/03/
Unit VII Research Paper
Students are required to submit for grading a Final Research Paper in Unit VII. The Research Paper must follow APA guidelines and contain the following:
Introduction (identify and select a WMD event)
Describe the type of event, effects, fabrication, and development of the WMD event.
Describe the environmental, political, economic, and sociological effects of the WMD event.
Summary and conclusions
While the level of detail in each section of the research paper will vary, it is anticipated that the final paper will be a minimum of 8 pages in length (not including the cover page and reference pages). Please review the APA guidelines to obtain a description of other formatting requirements.