Final Research Papers for this course will be a minimum of ten pages long and consist of an introduction (about a third of a page) that presents a current marriage-related story, work of fiction, or opinion piece; raises a substantive question for research based on that source; indicates an approach to that research; and clearly states thesis in response to the question.
An academic research section (full six pages) that presents information about the historical and/or cultural aspect(s) of marriage relevant to your research question.
A related current issue section (one-to-two pages) that presents a summary of the current news story, work of fiction or film, or opinion piece that raises a question that can be answered your research.
An analysis and discussion section (about two pages) in which you apply your research to answer the question you raised above. a conclusion (about a third of a page) that re-presents your thesis, summarizes your points and, perhaps, offers an informed and objective opinion about the status or future of marriage in public policy, social views, individual behavior or other relevant area. a Works Cited page listing your sources in APA format.