Assignment Option #1: Speculating about Causes and Proposing Solutions for a State or Local Social Issue ( See the attach file) Explore a state or local social issue in your area, at least one of its causes, and a potential solution. For your topic, the social issue should be a problem that can be proven to exist and has potential to be solved. Begin by stating a thesis that defines the problem, identifies and evaluates at least one aspect of the cause, and offers one potential solution. These three points—problem, cause, and solution—will be used as level I headings for the major parts of the body content. Requirements: The paper should be 6-8 pages in length (double-spaced), plus a reference page, and should use a minimum of eight credible sources. Document and citation formatting should be in conformity with the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements. Example/research question: What would it take to reduce obesity in United States/Ohio?
The research question should be followed by a thesis, which answers the research question by stating a problem, cause, and solution. The thesis can be two sentences long if necessary. Example/thesis: [Problem] Obesity across the U.S. is on the rise [Cause] partly due to the amount of trans fats contained in restaurant food. [Solution] One solution would be to regulate the amount of trans fats restaurants are permitted to include in the food they serve and to require restaurants to clearly indicate the level of trans fats contained within each menu item. NOTE: The sample topic above cannot be used for your project. Topics that should be avoided are those currently being widely debated among media sources. Some topics to avoid include abortion, sex trafficking, gun control, and immigration among others. Click on the attached document to review a sample Portfolio Project Outline that may be used as a template or to inform the structure and outline for your project. This outline will be subject to discussion at the second Live Classroom for the course.