THE TASK: Choose a topic that you are eager to explore and find answers to. Construct a clearly focused research question about it. Conduct the research necessary to contextualize the issue you are addressing and to answer your question. Project must be related to the subject matter of the course. You should provide your reader with enough background information to appreciate the contexts that inform the topic you are addressing and the significance of the question you have raised. You should also assert your thesis clearly and provide convincing evidence to support it.Papers will be evaluated based on the following criteria: a clearly proposed research question, quality of research, analytical sophistication, depth of your insight, writing effectiveness, presentation and an annotated bibliography.