Social Issues and the Olympics – Sha’Carri Richardson

You will be required to write one research paper this semester. The specifications are as follows:

8-10 pages (double-spaced). Title page, table of contents, reference page, and diagrams are not included in the 8-10 page minimum.
Choose a topic below here:

The Future of Sport Media
Creating a Program to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Improvements for Coaching Education
Status of Commercialization in Sports
Solutions for Paying College Athletes
Changes in Sport Cultures around the World
Social Issues and the Olympics
Sport Leadership Trends for Gender and Ethnicity
The Replacement of Religion with Sport
Political Decisions that Impact Sport in Society

Regardless of the topic you select, please address each of the following four discussion items in your paper in a separate labeled paragraph:

Please provide a historical summary of your topic as related to sport
What are the sociological aspects of your topic?
From a philosophical perspective, what are the general problems associated with your topic area, and what solutions do you recommend?
Finally, politics is something that permeates just about every aspect of our society. Therefore, please share the political aspects related to your topic area.

Use at least five references outside of your textbook (you may use your textbook too, but are not required to).
In addition to the required number of pages for the assignment, you must also include a reference page, written in APA style and a title page.
You must provide an outline of your paper by the end of Week 4. Your outline must include citations to five references and a brief summary of at least five references that you will use in your paper.
Typewritten in double-spaced format with a readable style and font and submitted inside the electronic classroom.
12-point font or Times New Roman styles.
Page margins Top, Bottom, Left Side and Right Side = 1 inch.
Your paper must be in your own words, representing original work. Paraphrases of others’ work must include attributions to the authors through citations (Miller, 2012). Limit quotations to an average of no more than 3-5 lines, and use quotations sparingly!