International law: Canadian court says assisted suicide ban is unconstitutional

College students can find good research paper topics for their international law class from the recent decision by Canada’s Supreme Court declaring the country’s ban on physician assisted suicide for the terminally ill as unconstitutional.

Discuss assisted suicide in international law for your next research paper. (Credit: Tipping the scales)

Discuss assisted suicide in international law for your next research paper. (Credit: Tipping the scales)

You can write term paper topics on recent Supreme Court decisions, the pro and con debate about the right-to-die, the medical establishment’s views on doctor assisted suicide and need for better palliative care, and Quebec’s new end-of-life law. Read more

Research topic: New terrorist threat from Al-Shabaab targets shopping malls

The Mall of America in Minnesota, and other large shopping malls across the world, are apparently the latest targets of a terrorist threat from Al-Shabaab. The Somali-based group previously attacked a mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

Recent terrorist threats have been made on shopping malls. (Credit: MyFox9.com)

Recent terrorist threats have been made on shopping malls. (Credit: MyFox9.com)

The U.S. government, according to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, is taking the threat seriously and asking malls to respond appropriately. Read more

Fact vs. fiction—research paper topics on nonfiction authors

Juxtaposing fact vs. fiction or examining why nonfiction books are important for school children to read are both good research paper topics to pursue in a study of nonfiction books.

Learn here about the differences between fiction and nonfiction. (Credit: David Tran)

Learn here about the differences between fiction and nonfiction. (Credit: David Tran)

Other good topics include the best or most well-known nonfiction books and why memoirs have become so popular. Read more

Research paper topic: Early onset Alzheimer’s disease

When you’re looking for a research paper topic related to medical issues, early onset Alzheimer’s disease may not be the first idea that comes to mind. But the new film, Still Alice, may cause you to reconsider. Based on the novel by Lisa Genova, Still Alice stars Julianne Moore in the title role of Alice Howland.

The hit film Still Alice shows the impacts of early onset Alzheimer's disease. (Credit: HitFix)

The hit film Still Alice shows the impacts of early onset Alzheimer’s disease. (Credit: HitFix)

The film shows how Alice’s diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s impacted both her and her family. With stunning performances from the cast, which includes Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart, Still Alice carries a real emotional punch. Read more

Social marketing theory is a good business research paper topic

The merging of elements from commercial marketing and social psychology resulted in a theory called Social Marketing Theory. In addition to selling a product or service, social marketing also sells the social advantage of the product or service.

There are many benefits of social marketing for business. (Credit: mnemonic)

There are many benefits of social marketing for business. (Credit: mnemonic)

Social marketing is a relatively new form of marketing; it was seen as a possibility in the 1980s and 1990s and was advanced in the 2000s. It is flexible and the way it is utilized can depend on the company that uses it. Learn more about its usage here as well as how to discuss it in your next business research paper. Read more

The Black Arts Movement is a good research paper topic for African American history and art

The Black Arts Movement was the artistic part of the Black Power movement, and is also known as the Black Aesthetics Movement or BAM. It lasted from 1965 to 1975, and is mostly regarded as a 1960s movement.

The Black Arts Movement was the aesthetic and spiritual sister of the Black Power concept. (Credit: wuster338)

The Black Arts Movement was the aesthetic and spiritual sister of the Black Power concept. (Credit: wuster338)

It began with the Assassination of Malcolm X and was started in Harlem by writer and activist Amiri Baraka. He was an influential dramatist, essayist, poet, and music critic. Read more

Paddington Bear and children’s literature for your research paper

For good research paper topics for your children’s literature or film studies class, consider writing about the popularity and process of converting classic and contemporary children’s books into film. The recent Paddington Bear movie is the newest entry, following a trend set by Where the Wild Things Are, Chronicles of Narnia, Charlotte’s Web and more contemporary fare like Coraline, How to Train Your Dragon and The Secret World of Arrietty.

Paddington Bear and creator Michael Bond. (Credit: Felicity McCabe)

Paddington Bear and creator Michael Bond. (Credit: Felicity McCabe)

Term paper topics could be to write about the production of children’s movies based on popular literature. Read more

Literary themes to consider for research paper topics

In search of research paper topics focused on literary themes? The most recent and major trend revolves around young adult books. Dystopian novels and vampire books have received a lot of attention, but their popularity may be waning.

Consider discussing different literary themes for your next research paper. (Credit: The Express Tribune)

Consider discussing different literary themes for your next research paper. (Credit: The Express Tribune)

Why were those two literary themes so big in young adult books and what trends are on the rise? Read more

Research topic: U.S. unemployment rate drops again in latest jobs report

Despite what you may have been hearing, the U.S. economy is not all doom and gloom. In fact, the U.S. unemployment rate has been dropping, and continues to drop, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. And America is not alone in experiencing this decrease in unemployment.

Unemployment claims plunged by 43,000 to 265,000 in the week ended Jan. 24, the lowest since April 2000, a Labor Department report showed Thursday in Washington. (Credit: Ty Wright/Bloomberg)

Unemployment claims plunged by 43,000 to 265,000 in the week ended Jan. 24, the lowest since April 2000, a Labor Department report showed Thursday in Washington. (Credit: Ty Wright/Bloomberg)

Will the ever-shrinking jobless numbers actually boost consumer confidence, and can we start to put the Great Recession behind us finally? Read more

Research topic: Anger at anti-vaccine movement after Disneyland measles outbreak

Remember the measles? Probably not. In fact the disease was considered eradicated from the U.S. at the beginning of the 21st century. One dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, or MMR, is considered 95 percent effective, while two doses are considered 99 percent effective.

A recent hot topic covers the debate on vaccinations due to a measles outbreak. (Credit: The Event Chronicle)

A recent hot topic covers the debate on vaccinations due to a measles outbreak. (Credit: The Event Chronicle)

But in the last month the disease has roared back to life with a measles outbreak linked to Disneyland. It is the latest in the battle between the anti-vaccine movement and immunizations. Who will win, and who will lose? Read more