The influence of David Bowie as your research topic

Ziggy Stardust. The Thin White Duke. Major Tom. Aladdin Sane. Jareth the Goblin King. Whichever persona you identify the most with the late David Bowie, the musician not only transformed rock music, but he also was a master of reinvention, continually transforming himself.

Learn more about the late David Bowie here. (Credit: Roger Ebert)

Learn more about the late David Bowie here. (Credit: Roger Ebert)

David Bowie shed personas and displayed a gender fluidity that was groundbreaking, just one of the many fascinating areas to explore in a research paper on his influence. Read more

Research paper topics to explore on the psychology of religion

The topic of psychology of religion is rich with research paper topics to explore for a religion or psychology class. The focus of the topic centers on the “study and interpretation of recognized faiths using contemporary methods of Western psychology,” according to Questia.com.

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Find out more about psychology of religion. (Credit: apps.lib.whu.edu)

Particular areas of interest include why people are attracted to religion, the difference between being religious and being spiritual or what are the benefits of religion. Read more

Introduction to Philosophy class term paper topics

Many freshmen are likely taking Introduction to Philosophy this semester. Here are some good research paper topics.

There are many good topics to cover on philosophy. (Credit: University of Chicago)

There are many good topics to cover on philosophy. (Credit: University of Chicago)

For your term paper you can write about unethical advertisements aimed at children, the philosophy of economic globalization, global human rights and the philosophy of climate change. Read more

Discuss the underground railroad saving Yazidi women from ISIS in your research paper

A new Frontline documentary shares the story of an underground railroad created to save the Yazidi women. Called Escaping ISIS, the film focuses on how these women and girls, who live in northern Iraq, are being enslaved and tortured by Islamic militants.

Learn how an underground railroad is saving Yazidi women in this documentary. (Credit: PBS)

Learn how an underground railroad is saving Yazidi women in this documentary. (Credit: PBS)

For your next religion based research paper, consider discussing the documentary and how it will help the Yazidi women escape ISIS. Read more

John Fiske is a good research paper topic for philosophy and American history

The American historian, philosopher, and writer, John Fiske, was born on March 30, 1842, in Hanford, Conn., U.S. and died July 4, 1901, in East Gloucester, Mass. His original name was Edmund Fisk Green.

Consider discussing John Fiske for your next research paper. (Credit: QuotesDump)

Consider discussing John Fiske for your next research paper. (Credit: QuotesDump)

He made European evolutionary theory popular in the United States and wrote on a variety of subjects, such as mythology, history, and evolution. Read more

Bulfinch’s mythology is an engaging research paper topic on ancient stories

Are you fascinated by the myths and legends of the ancient world such as gods and goddesses, medieval battles and victories, or knights in shining armor?

Discuss Bulfinch's Mythology for your next research paper on ancient stories. (Credit: Domahoka)

Discuss Bulfinch’s Mythology for your next research paper on ancient stories. (Credit: Domahoka)

If yes, the creation of the Bulfinch’s Mythology may be something you want to learn and write about. Read more

Research topic: The true story behind American Sniper the movie

What is it like to be a soldier, particularly a sniper? American Sniper the movie, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper, tells the true story of Chris Kyle, based on his memoir, American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.

Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL and author of the book "American Sniper," poses in Midlothian, TX., in 2012. (Credit: Paul Moseley/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram via AP)

Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL and author of the book “American Sniper,” poses in Midlothian, TX., in 2012. (Credit: Paul Moseley/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram via AP)

It is a complex telling of one soldier’s experience, but nonetheless offers an opening to discuss the complexities of war and how to best support the military. Read more

Religion and society research paper ideas

Possible research paper ideas for religion and society abound. Ideas range from creation myths of the religions of the world to women pastors and women clergy. You’ll be challenged to settle on just one idea for your next research paper.

There is a wide variety of content available to cover for your religion research paper. (Credit: The Vermillion)

There is a wide variety of content available to cover for your religion research paper. (Credit: The Vermillion)

Look at the news stories and you’ll see the ongoing debate within Christianity about what is creationism and intelligent design. Fortunately there are plenty of resources to help you research and write your paper. Read more

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.

A brief explanation on literary theory. (Credit: Slideshare)

A brief explanation on literary theory. (Credit: Slideshare)

You could also write your term paper on some new trends in literary theory such as environmental theory and gender queer theory. Here are some ideas to get you started. Read more

The debate on assisted suicide for your research paper

What would you do if you were given only six months to live? Twenty-nine-year-old Brittany Maynard was faced with that question when she was diagnosed with a devastating form of brain cancer. The former San Francisco resident was told she was terminally ill. She opted to move, with her husband, to Oregon where assisted suicide is legal.

A quote by Brittany Maynard, who recently took on assisted suicide due to terminal brain cancer. (Credit: YouTube)

A quote by Brittany Maynard, who recently took on assisted suicide due to terminal brain cancer. (Credit: YouTube)

Maynard’s decision has been covered extensively in the news and opened up a huge debate on the issue of whether terminally ill patients have a right to die at a time of their own choosing. Read more