In the final project for this course you will create a 6-8 page Research Proposal for a longer paper you will write during LIB 495: Liberal Arts Capstone. (See the Week 1 Introduction for more information on the connection between LIB 356 and LIB 495.) Your research project must have a clearly defined original thesis that answers a significant research question with potential to advance knowledge in the humanities. In other words you will need to go beyond what others have written. Build on what other scholars have written and use their research to support your own viewpoint.
Your research proposal should include an explanation of your topic an overview of what other scholars have already written about the topic a preliminary statement of your own original thesis about the topic and a brief outline of the reasons and evidence you plan to give in support of your thesis. You should follow the following outline.
The Research Proposal