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International law: Canadian court says assisted suicide ban is unconstitutional

College students can find good research paper topics for their international law class from the recent decision by Canada’s Supreme Court declaring the country’s ban on physician assisted suicide for the terminally ill as unconstitutional.

Discuss assisted suicide in international law for your next research paper. (Credit: Tipping the scales)

Discuss assisted suicide in international law for your next research paper. (Credit: Tipping the scales)

You can write term paper topics on recent Supreme Court decisions, the pro and con debate about the right-to-die, the medical establishment’s views on doctor assisted suicide and need for better palliative care, and Quebec’s new end-of-life law. Read more

Paddington Bear and children’s literature for your research paper

For good research paper topics for your children’s literature or film studies class, consider writing about the popularity and process of converting classic and contemporary children’s books into film. The recent Paddington Bear movie is the newest entry, following a trend set by Where the Wild Things Are, Chronicles of Narnia, Charlotte’s Web and more contemporary fare like Coraline, How to Train Your Dragon and The Secret World of Arrietty.

Paddington Bear and creator Michael Bond. (Credit: Felicity McCabe)

Paddington Bear and creator Michael Bond. (Credit: Felicity McCabe)

Term paper topics could be to write about the production of children’s movies based on popular literature. Read more

“The moon is a planet”— Science education in America

The title of this article comes from a frightening—to American educators—conversation between two TV personalities who were discussing whether the moon was a planet or a star. You certainly don’t need to know solar system facts to sell shirts on TV, but the conversation was another face slap to the deplorable state of math and science education in the United States.

The Earth and Moon offer great topics for science research papers. (Credit: MikkelHH)

The Earth and Moon offer great topics for science research papers. (Credit: MikkelHH)

For good term paper topics, consider writing your research paper about ways to improve STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) studies in the U.S. Read more

Theories of personality and emotion: Good research paper topics

Personality and emotion is an area of psychological study that deals with the social behavior of individuals based on their intrapersonal factors. Personality has been defined as a pattern of behavior and goals developed over time, while emotion is an integration of feelings and wants at one particular time.

Personality and emotion offer many interesting research topics. (Credit: Sevae Unplugged)

Personality and emotion offer many interesting research topics. (Credit: Sevae Unplugged)

For your psychology class, here are some interesting research paper topics on the theories of personality and emotion. Read more

Archaeology news and discoveries for your term paper

The top archaeological discoveries of 2014 would make some good research paper topics for your archaeology class. You could write about the new digital maps made at Stonehenge or the origins of Buddhism.

There are many interesting topics you can cover on archaeology. (Credit: Mark Godfrey)

There are many interesting topics you can cover on archaeology. (Credit: Mark Godfrey)

Another good term paper topic from today’s archaeology news is the difficulty in recreating an authentic “Paleo diet.” Here are some other interesting research paper topics. Read more

International education: Good research paper topics

For your education research paper, consider writing good research paper topics about education in different countries around the world.

Compare American and international education for your research paper. (Credit: Joerg Sarbach/AP Photo)

Compare American and international education for your research paper. (Credit: Joerg Sarbach/AP Photo)

Here are some term paper topics that discuss education in America versus in other countries around the world, international education, study abroad, and education in Japan and Finland. Read more

The Imitation Game: Good research paper topics

The new biopic The Imitation Game chronicles the ability of British mathematician Alan Turing to decode the Enigma machine during World War II.

Alan Turing (left) and his onscreen counterpart Benedict Cumberbatch (right) in The Imitation Game. (Credit: HistoryVsHollywood)

Alan Turing (left) and his onscreen counterpart Benedict Cumberbatch (right) in The Imitation Game. (Credit: HistoryVsHollywood)

While many of the film’s events were fictionalized for dramatic effect, here are some actual historical events in the Alan Turing movie that would make good research paper topics. Read more

Income inequality in America for your research topic

Income inequality in America has been increasing for the past 40 years. The top 1 percent of earners in the United States control about 35 percent of the country’s wealth.

Chart displaying income inequality on the rise. (Credit: Economist.com)

Chart displaying income inequality on the rise. (Credit: Economist.com)

This income gap is caused by economic, social, gender and racial factors that skew wealth distribution in America. For your next term paper, consider the many good research paper topics on income inequality. Read more

Term paper topics from Exodus: Gods and Kings

The holiday epic Bible movie, Exodus: Gods and Kings, from over-the-top director Ridley Scott, offers good research paper topics. The Hollywood movie tells the story of the Hebrew Moses who entreats Pharaoh Ramses to let the 600,000 slaves in Egypt leave as free people.

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" retells the story of Moses. (Credit: Screen Rant)

“Exodus: Gods and Kings” retells the story of Moses. (Credit: Screen Rant)

You could write term paper topics on the scientific explanations of the plagues and on the casting decisions Hollywood movie producers make to garner large audiences. Read more

Elections and voting rights research paper topics

Elections and voting rights provide many good research paper topics. Just a few are political campaign strategies for modern times, the definition of gerrymandering and its effects on democracy, and a history of voting rights.

The first “gerrymandered” voting district looks like a salamander. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The first “gerrymandered” voting district looks like a salamander. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Evolution of campaigning

One topic you can write about elections is the quickly changing environment of campaigning and ways to gauge the voting public just over the past few years. Read more