At the completion of this course, the student should be able to think critically about counter- terrorism studies and be familiar with the literature supporting the discipline. This assignment helps the student to develop these skills, as well as provide an opportunity for the student to do
in-depth independent study of a research question that interests them. This assignment also helps the student develop research skills and the use of scholarly formatting (APA) that will assist them in further studies.
The student will write a scholarly research paper. The grading rubric for this assignment provides standards for the student to follow. Specific requirements include:
• Components: the paper will consist of a Title Page, Abstract, Introduction (containing the Thesis Statement), Literature Review, Data, Analysis, Findings, and References sections.
• Length: the Body of the paper must be 10-12 pages. This minimum requirement does not include the Title Page, Abstract, and References section. It should be written using New Times Roman font, 12-pt, with 1-inch margins.
• Format: APA
• Citations: at least 6 scholarly sources, and at least 3 of the 6 sources should be from peer- reviewed, scholarly journals. The student should attempt to use the most current sources available, preferably within the last five years.