Topic Selection

G This week, you will choose one of the following topics for your project:

Gene therapy
Single-payer health care
Free college for everyone
Cancel student-loan indebtedness
Capital punishment
Universal basic income
Artificial intelligence
Care of the aging
Legalization of prostitution

If you want to propose a different topic, you must have the consent of your instructor. When you choose a topic, think of specific issues under that topic that you will explore. Click on the following link for an example:

The topic of immigration could raise the following issues:

Should the United States eliminate all barriers to immigration and adopt an open border policy?
Should the United States grant amnesty to undocumented immigrants who have peacefully and productively settled in the United States?
Should undocumented immigrants be afforded social services such as free health care?
Should cities, counties or states have the right to declare themselves sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants?

For the assignment this week, address the following:

State the topic chosen from the list or topic approved by instructor.
State the specific issue you will explore.

This must be stated either as a question (“Should prostitution be legalized?”) or a whether-or-not statement (“Whether prostitution should be legalized”).

For the stated issue, state three (3) aspects of the issue that you think you will likely develop in your paper. Briefly state why you have chosen each aspect.

You are not confined to three aspects only, but you must develop at least three. As you develop your paper, you may find other aspects that you deem more relevant, and may add or substitute those.

Example: For the topic of prostitution, you might examine the aspect of personal autonomy, public health aspects, and law enforcement aspects, at a minimum.
Example: For the topic of free healthcare for undocumented persons, you might address economic aspects, ethical aspects, and public health aspects, at a minimum. 

Writing Requirements (APA format)

Length: 1-1.5 pages (not including title page or references page)
1-inch margins
Double spaced
12-point Times New Roman font
Title page
References page