PPOG 503 Research Paper Liberty University
In conjunction with Module/Week 8 of this course, you will be required to draft a Research Paper. The paper must be 7–10 pages long (not including the title page and bibliography), in current Turabian format, with default margins, and in 12-pt Times New Roman font. Each paper must include citations to adequate sources supporting and/or illustrating your positions. Each paper must include a title page and bibliography, also in current Turabian format.
This paper will be on a topic of your choosing, but you must present a topic of genuine philosophical importance. This is an opportunity for you to apply political philosophy, not merely report on what you have read. As such, you will be required to develop, explain, and offer defenses for anticipated challenges to the thesis of your paper. Papers that merely “report on” a philosopher, philosophical idea, etc., rather than developing, explaining, and defending a well-crafted thesis will have failed to comply with these instructions.
Be sure to read closely the grading rubric for the assignment. Scriptural excerpts with citations are required in all written assignments. Note that at least 7–10 scholarly sources (peer-reviewed academic journal articles or books published by university presses), one of which must be the course text, are required.
As we are on an 8-week cycle, you should begin researching potential topics for your final paper in Module/Week 1.