Research Essay: Write a persuasive, argumentative, research essay on a topic of your choice. Your essay must cite a minimum 4-5 secondary sources (only scholarly essays or books found through the library catalogue count for this requirement), in addition to any other sources relevant to the essay topic. I am interested in your own ideas and how they are organized in your essay but also how you speak to and incorporate other opinions and ideas. Choose your topic carefully based on your current interests as an informed citizen of the world. Be specific in your topic and leave broad philosophical statements to philosophers. Avoid fallacies. If you are concerned whether your topic meets these requirements, come and speak to me EARLY in the composition process.