Students will research and write a 10-12 page paper (10-12 point font Times Roman) either about the causes, effects, and cures of poverty or about the nature of social mobility. The topic chosen can be contemporary or historic, but your work should be deep rather than broad. The paper must go beyond the issues discussed in class to elucidate the nature of poverty and/or social policies regarding poverty or deal with the mechanisms or scope of social mobility. Make sure your paper is clearly written and well documented. The point of view you choose is up to you, but you must provide evidence to support any position you take. And please number pages.
A paper outline will be due three weeks before the paper itself. This should include anticipated references.
Please note: The paper should be double spaced, with margins of no more than 1.25 inches. The Reference page does not count as a page, nor does the title page. (Nor do pictures). Please number pages. Please hand in hard copy , but also copy to turnitin. com drop box)