Create a document that proposes two to three potential research projects that you are interested in studying as part of the course. Topics should be focused on studying one particular phenomenon or design, as opposed to projects that might span an entire thesis. However, students are encouraged to pick a topic that might form a subset of their thesis research.
Contents: Each topic's description should include the following details (not necessarily sections, as each could simply be comprised of a few sentences):
Length and Format: The document should be between 1 and 2 pages in length. You may choose any format you wish. I am less interested in your document's format and length and more interested in ensuring you pick the right topic to study and that it is doable within the term.
Submission deadline: January 24, 2012 by lecture. Email the proposal to Carman as a PDF file and also bring a printed copy to class.
Evaluation: You will be evaluated on your ability to concisely document a research problem and method for solving or addressing it. You will not be graded on whether or not you have chosen bad project ideas (so don't be afraid to be risky).
Project ideas will be evaluated as a part of the assignment and then discussed with the instructor where you will jointly pick the project that is most applicable to the course content. This will become your focus for your Literature Review, Case Study Presentation, and Course Project.