Scientific Research Paper – SCI 120SC
Topic Examples: Climate Change, Loss of Biodiversity, Pollution, Water Scarcity, Human Population, and Energy. If you are not sure if your topic is a relevant issue, obtain preapproval.
The research paper must be a minimum of three full pages, 12-point font, double spaced, APA format with a separate cover page and reference page.
The following must be covered in the paper:
- Give a complete explanation of why your topic is a human ecology issue and assess different points of view, assumptions, and/or arguments regarding your topic.
- Describe the issue in terms of its effect on the interrelationship of the physical, biological, and ecological systems.
- Describe the impacts on the environment resulting from human decisions related to this issue.
This assignment will require you to apply the skills gained during the library activities you completed in Modules 1 through 5. Using library resources, research a human ecology topic of your choice and follow the directions to complete a research paper on the topic evaluating both the issue and the impacts from human decisions regarding the issue.
This research paper will give you an opportunity to explore a human ecology issue of your choice in more depth. Examples of research topics, directions for writing the research paper, and the grading rubric linked below, is provided to help guide you through the research paper process.
Submit your assignment to the link above. The link will take you to an external assessment tool called “Chalk and Wire”. Instructions for submitting the document will be available after you click on the link above and are also located in the Chalk and Wire Directions.
Submit the assignment no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT.
View the rubric link below for grading guidelines.