|This assignment presents the requirements and key dates for a proposal, interim and final deliverables for a term paper or project.|
Part I: Proposal Stage (due 6pm March 28th)
Write a brief proposal for a term paper or project.
Feel free to propose something else — as long as it is of sufficient scope and intellectual depth to give you enough to write about in a 1500-2000 word paper and a 300 word summary by May 9th. If you propose something other than a written paper you'll need to convince us (and your classmates) that it represents an equivalent body of work.
Two or more of you can propose related and complementary projects but you need to be clear about what each of will do because we want to be able to evaluate your work as an individual.
This proposal is due by 6pm on Monday 28 March. Submit it to email@example.com.
On Tuesday 29 March you will take a minute or two presenting your proposal to the class and we'll discuss it briefly. This should refine your proposal and put everyone in a better position to help each other during the last 5 weeks of the semester.
Part II: Progress Report (due 6pm April 11th)
Submit a one-page progress report that includes an outline with at least two levels (i.e., a list of topics, issues, or examples organized into sections) and a list of resources (web sites or published articles) that you expect to discuss in the paper. If you're not doing a written paper, submit a one-page artifact that demonstrates the progress you've made — a requirements specification might be appropriate.
Part III: Final Report (due 6pm May 9th)
Part IV: Final Presentation (10 minute presentation in class on May 10th)