A thriving and rewarding career would include occupations in the health field. (Credit: flirtcr)
The future looks bright for students who are majoring in the medical or health fields. When looking at topics for research papers for your courses you can explore everything from kid’s health to nutrition, cancer treatment and many more. Keep in mind that the population is aging. What this means is that you can take any topic and cover it from the point of view of treating the elderly. If you’re more interested in research that concerns children, then take any topic and slant it that direction. Here are a few topic ideas and resources to get you started.
Health research topics
A great place to start your research process is at Questia where you can read full text books and articles that are excellent sources for your paper.
Philosophy studies the ideas of knowledge, truth and nature. (Credit: Studio5)
Here are some tips for college students looking for good research paper topics for a philosophy major. You can use effective search terms and keywords to search the Internet for primary and secondary sources such as a scholarly article, a university’s philosophy department website, philosophy databases or online books.
Approaching a philosophy paper
According to Harvard University’s Department of Philosophy: “Philosophy is the systematic and critical study of fundamental questions that arise both in everyday life and through the practice of other disciplines.” It encompasses a wide variety of subjects. Because it is not science, it doesn’t rely on provable facts or research.
For your research paper, you will need to have an opinion on an issue and argue your case in a clear and logical manner.
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Retired circuit judge Sam Payne, left, announces that Volkswagen employees voted to deny representation by the UAW union. Feb. 14, 2014, in Chattanooga, Tenn. (AP Photo/Chattanooga Times Free Press, Dan Henry)
The need for labor unions today, as well as what purpose they serve, has been called into question in recent years. There has been a strong decline in the power and size of organized labor groups during the latter part of the 20th century and into the 21st century. But according to Questia’s section on labor unions, the history of organized labor was once very strong and has been in existence since the early days of the United States, and there is much to be studied and researched about the groups who shaped the country’s economy and business landscape. What is behind the decreasing influence of labor unions today, such as the recent loss in Tennessee by the United Auto Workers Union, or UAW — and can they recover?
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Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars, 2007. (Credit: Tom Bell)
If you missed the news in March 2013 about the tremendously successful Veronica Mars movie funded through Kickstarter, which raised close to 300% of its initial funding goal of $2 million, you can catch it in the newsstands again. Entertainment Weekly features star Kristen Bell (whose voice was recently in Disney’s Frozen) promoting the film, which creator Rob Thomas launched on Kickstarter, making it a highly publicized crowd-sourced, fan-funded film. Thomas’s success has led other filmmakers, including Terry Gilliam (best known as a member of Monty Python), to consider using Kickstarter as a funding platform for future films, including Gilliam’s unfundable project, “Don Quixote.” Considering what crowd-sourced films could mean for the future of Hollywood would be a good research paper topic for a film studies course.
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Yoga is one form of complementary and alternative medicine therapy. (Credit: dapino-colada)
College students use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) more than the general public, studies show. The most common therapies are acupuncture, homeopathy, vitamins and supplements, massage therapy, Reiki, and yoga. Good research paper topics for medical students in various disciplines might be to discuss the different forms of CAM, their efficacy, their acceptance in the young adult community, acceptance or reluctance by other groups (well educated, elderly, religious), or the expected growth of complementary medicine therapies in the future. A majority of young people believe that good student health includes some form of complementary and alternative therapy.
2008 Global Human Rights Torch Relay in Taiwan: Taipei City Stage. (Credit: Rico Shen)
The topic of human rights covers a broad array of areas—from war crimes to terrorism, from fraudulent elections to wiretapping. While the civil rights movement in the United States is certainly an important part of human rights, from a global perspective there are many more areas of focus. What is the future of human rights, and will we, as a planet and a society, continue our work to improve how our fellow humans are treated?
Human rights—a history
Since World War II there have been numerous treaties that have tried to address the issue of human rights.
Civil rights movement in South Africa.
During this Black History Month, focus is on the Civil Rights leaders in the American South. But the struggle for civil rights is fought by many people in many countries worldwide, from Nelson Mandela in South Africa to Mahatma Gandhi in India to Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar. Here is only a sample of the people who fought for civil rights around the world in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013) is one of the most renowned civil rights leaders in the world. In South Africa he campaigned for the end of apartheid, the government mandate that segregated blacks and whites.
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White Knight Two and SpaceShipTwo during a flyby at Spaceport America. (Credit: Jeff Foust)
If U.K. billionaire Richard Branson has his way, space travel will soon be something that even the non-NASA affiliated can experience—for a mere $200,000 that is. These kinds of non-government projects allow groups like NASA to pursue new areas of study, and, of course, space exploration is a rich area for research. Will Branson be successful in opening up commercial space travel and creating space tourism for the masses? Only time will tell if his plans will take flight.
To infinity and beyond
Richard Branson says that his Virgin Galactic venture will be able to transport its first paying customer by the end of 2014.
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If your major is marketing concepts or public relations then you’ll have plenty of possible research paper topics to choose from. Especially now that so much marketing happens online. Add to that the long history of advertising and the sky’s the limit. Whether your interest is in the past, present or future of advertising you’ll find plenty to keep you busy when writing your research papers. Here is a look at just a few ideas and resources to get you started.
Advertising and public relations topics
If you’re interested in pursuing the study of advertising and public relations then let’s take a look at the many topics that you could research.
American Sage Kotsenburg won the first gold medal in Snowboard Slopestyle at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. (Credit: Miami Herald)
Despite many safety concerns, the opening ceremonies at the 2014 Winter Olympics games in Sochi, Russia, went off flawlessly. This is Russia’s first time hosting the winter games. Descriptions of killing stray dogs and shoddy facilities are matched with the thrill of seeing athletes compete. America’s own Sage Kotsenburg became the first gold medalist of the games, beating out competitors in the new event of snowboarding.
An estimated 40,000 spectators were on hand to watch the two-and-a-half hour spectacle in Fisht Stadium. Thousands more fans viewed the ceremonies on big screens located throughout Sochi.