An extensive research project on an ethical topic in the domain of leadership.

Your final paper will be an extensive research project on an ethical topic in the domain of leadership. There are two options for the final paper (see the document Final Paper). This research paper allows you to explore more deeply some of the issues encountered during the semester. Final Submission Guidelines This is your finished and polished end product, a kind of consummation of the course. It should: Demonstrate that you have addressed any issues or comments received previously from me on your proposal. Demonstrate that you have addressed my previous feedback on your written work. Focus on 1-2 primary sources. You’re required to bring in textual evidence from the primary text(s). Make sure to carefully interpret quotes for the reader and explain how they support your argument. And, remember to include a citation. Consult 2 secondary sources. Your secondary sources must be scholarly or journalistic sources. This means you cannot use Encyclopedias, Wikipedia, Dictionaries, Blogs, or Sparknotes (or the like). Format: Include your name, word count, and a title at the top of the paper (this is all that should be at the top of the paper). The format should be double-spaced, standard 12pt font (such as Times New Roman), and one inch margins all around. Length: 1000-1250 words Citations and a works cited list: Include parenthetical citations. You may use MLA or APA style. Just be consistent. Remember to spellcheck and proofread your paper!

Paper structure: 1. An introduction that includes your thesis. 2. Clear description of the ethical issues that you are discussing. 3. Explanation of the ethical theory (or theories) you use in the paper. 4. Brief discussion of how the theories or issues have been treated by the literature (your secondary sources). 5. Discussion of the relevant implications of your conclusion or findings in terms of the ethical issue in question, as well as the thinkers, theories, or positions your paper engages with. 6. Conclusion