The final project for this course is a 10 to 15 page paper that explores a topic discussed in class or in the readings. The topic is open-ended and based on the students interest.
The paper should not merely be a description or summary of what we have read and discussed. For example, a paper whose thesis is The two sections of the Sherman Antitrust Act are [insert summary here] or An organization can be held liable for the acts of its volunteers in certain situations will not receive a high mark.
Rather, each paper should make an argument about a topic we have covered: The Sherman Antitrust Act has made professional sports more profitable for owners and players; An organization should not be held liable for its volunteers; etc. Use examples we have read about or discussed in class. You must use outside research, although personal experience may be incorporated as appropriate. Having said that, though, please bear in mind that this is a paper and not a reading response/discussion.
The final product represents an authentic demonstration competency, because it requires students to synthesize a range of course readings to develop and support a reasoned, informed argument.
The project is divided in to four milestones, which will be submitted at various points throughout the course to scaffold learning and ensure quality final submissions. These milestones will be submitted in Modules 3, 5, 7, and 9.
Written components of projects must follow these formatting guidelines when applicable: double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins