Entries by Lorraine Savage

The fall of the Berlin Wall: Research paper topic

For your European history class term paper, consider writing about the Berlin Wall. Earlier this month marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the iconic symbol of the Cold War. For your research paper you could write about the history of the Berlin Wall, its fall and its legacy for world politics.

Trends in literary theory research paper topics

Literary theory is the study of literature and its significance for culture and historical perspective. Some good research paper topics could be to define literary theory and discuss various aspects of literary criticism. You could also write your term paper on some new trends in literary theory such as environmental theory and gender queer theory. […]

Effects of California drought for your research paper

Some good research paper topics could be to write about the current years-long California drought, one of the most severe droughts on record. Farmers are especially hard hit as California is one of the biggest agricultural producers in the country. Water shortages are pervasive and water conservation is key. For your next term paper, consider […]

Criminal justice topics for your research paper

With all the fervor over the recent shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in the news, college students in criminal justice class should be able to find good research paper topics. One topic for your term paper is the perceived racial bias in the criminal justice system. Other possible topics are the positive link […]

Influential business people for your term paper

Good research paper topics for your business class could include writing a biography of a leading or influential businessperson. Many business magazines create lists of top business people of the year. You can research these lists for successful and interesting business leaders from which to write your term paper. Here are three short biographies to get […]

Cognitive psychology topics for your research paper

One growing area of psychology is cognitive psychology, the study of mental processes, such as memory, perception, learning, language, problem solving and creativity. Some good research paper topics could be to provide a cognitive psychology definition with its related disciplines and to discuss trends in cognitive psychology. For your term paper you could also explain […]

List of college majors includes unusual choices

“What’s your major?” is the perennial question on a college campus. About one-third of Freshmen will answer “undecided.” One obstacle for college students is choosing from a list of college majors that includes hundreds of choices. You could choose from some of the best college majors, such as business or engineering, but why not consider […]

Ethical issues in science and technology for your term paper

The list of social and ethical issues in science and technology is vast. Scientific achievement often advances faster than man’s ability to emotionally, socially and politically catch up. Moral and ethical dilemmas arise when people do not understand the pros and cons of scientific advancements. Two interesting research paper topics you could write about are […]

Dystopia in literature and movies for your research paper

For your sociology, literature or politics and government class, consider discussing the use of dystopian societies as an allegory for social change. With the popularity of young adult films like The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Giver and The Maze Runner, dystopia has never been in such vogue. These films show a society with rigid rules […]

Twentieth-century philosophy: good research paper topics

As a philosophy major you’re probably sick of the classic European and Greek philosophers (so thoroughly listed in Monty Python’s “Philosopher’s Drinking Song”!). For research papers, college students may instead like to write about some famous philosophers of the twentieth and twenty-first century. Here are some good research paper topics on some modern philosophers.