Students will write an essay 500-750 words in length on a topic selected from the list below. The purpose of the project is to give students an opportunity to discuss a key political science concept and to show a basic understanding of academic research and reporting skills. The project consists of producing a 500-750 word essay on one of the provided topics (see below) as well as a works cited page for sources containing information used in the essay. The assignment is to be formatted according to the Modern Language Association (MLA) style. Papers not formatted properly will not receive a passing grade.