The Promise and Armenian Genocide as Research Paper Topics

On April 24, 2017, the film, The Promise, starring Christian Bale opened in theaters nationwide. The date is the anniversary of the beginning of the Armenian genocide that took place in Turkey in 1915. This chapter of history is fraught with controversy as the Turkish government refuses to acknowledge its role in what has been described as the first modern genocide.

Discover more on The Promise and Armenian genocide in your research paper. (Credit: The Nation)

Discover more on The Promise and Armenian genocide in your research paper. (Credit: The Nation)

The ethnic cleansing of the Armenians from Turkey is said to have inspired Adolf Hitler’s “final solution.” A research paper on this topic will reveal patterns of oppression that exist today. Read more

Henrietta Lacks’ Case Debates Medical Ethics as Your Research Topic

The fascinating case of Henrietta Lacks has many good research paper topics. The case is still being debated 60 years after the African-American woman died in 1951. Her case raises questions of medical ethics, medical research, privacy and patient’s rights.

Discuss medical ethics and Henrietta Lacks as your research topic. (Credit: blackfilm)

Discuss medical ethics and Henrietta Lacks as your research topic. (Credit: blackfilm)

Rebecca Skloot wrote a book about Lacks, and this week, HBO is playing a movie, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, based on the book, starring Oprah Winfrey. The “immortal” in the title refers to cells taken from Lacks, which are still alive today. Read more

Research Paper on the EU—The Future of Europe

Formerly established in 1993, the EU currently includes 28 member states and is home to more than 510 million people. It is the largest economy in the world. The future of the EU has come into question of late with Brexit—the vote in Great Britain to leave the union—and the controversial candidacy of Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential election.

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Discover more on the EU and its future. (Credit: European Commission)

There are many research paper topics to consider on these issues, as well as the future of federalism in Europe in general. Read more

Research Paper Topics on Rhetoric and Public Speaking

Rhetoric is the study of writing or public speaking as a means of communication or persuasion. No matter your major, this is a skill that is critical for college students to master. Knowing how to communicate in both written and verbal forms will be required in your future career, especially as you rise higher into positions of responsibility.

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Improve your rhetoric and public speaking skills with our tips. (Credit: LinkedIn)

For that reason, it’s a good idea to take time to explore research paper topics in rhetoric. Read more

Research Paper Topics on the Environmental Movement

April is Earth Month, a time to reflect on how humanity is caring for the welfare and well-being of the planet. The environmental movement has changed a great deal since the first Earth Day in 1970, but in the quest to slow down climate change experts agree much remains to be done to save the earth.

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See what you can learn about the environmental movement here. (Credit: SCRLC)

A research paper could focus on how environmental issues have changed over the years, as well as which issues have remained a constant. Read more

The Story of Black Colleges as Research Paper Topics

The documentary Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities focuses on the impact these schools have had on the culture, history and identity of African Americans in the United States.

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Discover more on the history of black colleges. (Credit: YouTube)

Research paper topics spurred on by the film could focus on how these higher education opportunities came to be in the first place or if their role changed with affirmative action. Read more

Questia Reading Room: Famous Inventors and Life-Changing Inventions

For all the inventors of the world out there, this one’s for you! This month we’re recognizing National Inventors Month and sharing books focused on some of the most important creations of all time and the stories behind famous inventors.

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The Zookeeper’s Wife and Civil Disobedience Research Paper Topics

The film, The Zookeeper’s Wife, starring Jessica Chastain tells the true story of how Antonina Zabinski and her husband defied Nazi orders and saved hundreds of Jews from the Holocaust. In an act of civil disobedience, the Zabinskis took Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto and hid them in the Warsaw Zoo.

Discover more on civil disobedience in The Zookeeper's Wife. (Credit: Rolling Stone)

Discover more on civil disobedience in The Zookeeper’s Wife. (Credit: Rolling Stone)

Many eventually made their way to freedom. Acts of civil disobedience such as this are inspirational stories in history and could inspire your next research paper. Read more

Language Acquisition Research Paper Topics

Language acquisition is the process of learning a native or second language. Many people study how children learn a language, the factors that influence the process of learning a foreign language and the unique challenges facing English language learners (ELLs).

Discuss language acquisition as your research topic. (Credit: Galdomara)

Discuss language acquisition as your research topic. (Credit: Galdomara)

If you are looking for research paper topics in language acquisition consider these questions as ways to prompt your ideas. Read more

Ethics in Higher Education Research Paper Topics

Colleges and universities are as susceptible to questionable ethics as any other business or organization.

Discuss the issue of ethics in education in your research paper. (Credit: Ethics in Education)

Discuss the issue of ethics in education in your research paper. (Credit: Ethics in Education)

Here are some research paper topics on ethics in higher education, a code of ethics for teachers, fixing corruption and establishing ethical standards in college and the ethics of big data. Read more