When discussing symbolism in your art course, there are a number of ways you could interpret it, and several areas that could spur you on to interesting research paper topics. You could look into the movement of symbolism in art history, discuss the use of symbols in political art and propaganda, or look into the way religious symbols are used in artistic mediums.
The world wide web has become an integral part of our daily lives. Many Americans may not be aware, however, that the right to privacy soon won’t be guaranteed when it comes to our internet searches. The U.S. Congress recently passed legislation that takes away any internet privacy for citizens and allows telecommunications companies to sell your search histories.
Research paper topics on this subject to consider include how does such a law play with our Constitutional rights or do we need FCC rules and protections for internet privacy in the first place? Read more
It’s been one year since the controversial HB2 legislation was passed in North Carolina. Known as the Bathroom Bill, or by its official name—Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act—the bill established a new definition for the state of which classes of people were protected against discrimination, leaving out specific coverage of LGBT individuals or veterans.
Another aspect of the bill required public schools, state university and community college systems, state agencies and local government offices to restrict bathroom access to the person’s assigned sex at birth, which prohibited transgender people from using the bathroom that fit their gender identity. Read more
The Syrian Civil War began during the uprisings of the Arab Spring in 2011. Since that time, it is estimated that the death toll from the armed conflict is at least 400,000. The Oscar win for the Netflix movie, White Helmets, brought a new wave of attention to this fight between ISIS and the Syrian government, rebel groups and the Kurds.
A wealth of research paper topics on this issue could be explored, from the roots of the fighting to the humanitarian crisis. Read more
The issue of feminism offers many areas to study in terms of research paper topics. From the history of the movement to its many offshoots, including women’s suffrage and the ERA.
A particular area of interest is women in the media—how they are portrayed in ad campaigns and whether these media depictions are meant to forward feminist causes or merely make products sell. Read more
Horror movies may not always lend themselves well to research paper topics, unless the horror movie you’re considering is Get Out by writer-director Jordan Peele. A surprising success, Get Out had earned over $100 million in the box office as of March 14, at which point Peele became the first African-American writer-director to have a film cross that threshold. While many horror movies offer monsters and shock-a-minute thrills, Peele’s Get Out film has a more insidious darkness lurking beneath the surface: racism.
If you are considering research paper topics in your contemporary studies, current events or film courses, take a serious look at how Get Out questions the idea of a post-racial America. Read more
During the 2016 presidential campaign, topics related to economic conditions were at the forefront. Now that President Trump has taken office, topics such as trade agreements, unemployment, and the minimum wage are being hotly debated.
Business and economics topics are always good choices for research papers but in light of current events, they take on new meanings and urgencies. Read more
During Women’s History Month, we believe it’s important to recognize and acknowledge the women who worked hard to break down barriers and allow future generations of women to achieve their dreams.
Learn more about this movement with our FREE set of books over the next month. Read more
According to Questia, “Historiography contributes a meta-analysis to the discipline of history, studying how the history of a topic is interpreted and reconstructed, to form a body of knowledge that is accepted as true.” Sometimes history is thought of as static, but not only do events build on each other, but certain dates, such as the Ides of March, seem to be marked as more historically significant than others.
Of course, many view this idea of clustered events as part and parcel of pseudoscience. Deciphering how the interpretation of certain historical events has altered over time, and the way cognitive biases influence us offers many areas to explore in a research paper. Read more
Leadership skills and traits make some good research paper topics.
Here are some research paper topics on what makes a good leader, business leaders, leadership traits between men and women, and teaching leadership qualities in the nursing profession. Read more