Suggested Homework Assignment Module 1: Background Research
Using the physical library, or a library database like Opposing Viewpoints, browse potential topic ideas for your paper. Write down 3–5 topics or subtopics on which you may be interested in writing.
With one of the general topic ideas you compiled, use a search engine like Google, a website like Wikipedia, or a featured library resource like Gale Virtual Reference Library to explore the main controversies, opinions, and key players within the wider issue. In one page summarize your findings.