The term paper can be on any subject dealing with topics in the course text. If the student desires to complete a term paper outside the topics covered in the course text they must obtain prior approval from the professor. To deviate from material covered in the course text the student must submit an email to the professor with the requested topic and receive a reply approving the paper. The term paper must be at least 5 to 8 pages in content length and have a minimum of three credible academic sources. The term paper must have a title page, abstract, and reference page; however, these pages DO NOT count as the required 5-8 content pages. The student is expected to follow one of the many recognized academic writing styles, such as MLA or APA. The term paper MUST BE submitted formatted in Microsoft Word or Rich Text.