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.
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
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.
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
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. Here are some ideas to get you started. Read more
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.
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
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. Read more
Ready to party like it’s 5775? Rosh Hashanah is here. So what is Rosh Hashanah? The Jewish New Year is the beginning of the Jewish high holidays.
College students studying religion, sociology or cultures can find a wealth of research paper topics on any of the Jewish holidays to explore in more depth. Read more
The History Channel mini series on magician Harry Houdini starring Adrien Brody demonstrates how we just can’t get enough of this master of magic and illusion.
But does the TV mini series do justice to Houdini’s legacy? Could there be more behind his great escapes? What was true and what was myth about the man originally born as Erik Weisz? These questions can be the impetus for many research paper topics to explore. Read more
Good research paper topics for special education teaching could include debates about mainstreaming special needs children into public school, the obligations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and new developments in teaching children with autism.
Here are some discussions of issues relevant to special ed and teaching children with intellectual disabilities that you could focus on for your next term paper. Read more
In recent weeks, the situation in Iraq has unraveled, with ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) overtaking much of the country. Iraq news today brings new information about how ISIS is challenging Al-Qaeda by declaring a new Islamic state as they strive to build on the centuries-old conflict of Sunni vs. Shiite in the region.
Creation of new Islamic state
The leaders of ISIS recently announced the restoration of the 7th-century Islamic caliphate. Read more