The topic for your research paper can be anything pertaining to border and coastal security. You get to chose the research question and hypothesis. No approval is needed…this is college and you will be treated as such. .
You are to prepare and submit your research paper in a Microsoft word document and submit as an attachment. Use proper APA for citations and format, which includes usingTimes New Roman, Font 12-double space and 1″ margins. Your research paper should be 10-12 pages of content, double spaced, excluding your title page and reference page. A minimum of 10 outside references are required. Additionally, you are to include a title page, defined “abstract”, and reference page. Your research paper must be an original work and you cannot recycle a paper that you prepared and submitted to any other class (refer to your “student handbook” for the University plagiarism policy). When you submit your research paper (word document) for grading, it will automatically be submitted to Turnitin. Here is the specific format:
Cover Sheet (APA format)
Introduction (Research Question and Hypothesis)
Literature Review (Note this is not an annotated bibliography but a Literature Review)
Methodology – don’t simply state qualitative methodology.
Analysis & Findings
Conclusion and Recommendations