Each student will write a research paper with a policy focus examining a specific social justice-related topic. The paper is to be scholarly in nature (i.e., not a ‘reflection’ paper). Students must incorporate at least 8 scholarly journal articles into the paper. Direct quotations are not allowed; however, students will need to paraphrase material. Paraphrasing requires proper APA citations. Students are not permitted to reuse any course work from a previous or current course for the purposes of this paper.
The purpose of this paper is not to specifically test knowledge, but to force critical thinking about a social justice issue. This paper should be no more than about 2,000 words (not including the cover page and references); however, it is expected to be a 7 to 8 page paper.