Option 1: Research Paper
Write a research paper analyzing and evaluating Federalism. The text of this research paper must be 7–8 pages (not including title page, reference page, and any appendices). This paper must be in current APA format with 1-inch margins, must be in 12-pt, Times New Roman font, and must include a title page and reference page. You must include citations to a sufficient number of appropriate sources to fully support your assertions and conclusions (which will likely require more than the minimum number of citations); the paper must contain citations to a minimum of 6 sources not including the course textbook, assigned readings, and the Bible.
Option 2: PowerPoint Presentation
Complete a PowerPoint presentation with audio (see tutorial in the course for adding audio) analyzing and evaluating Federalism. The presentation must include 9–10 minutes of student-spoken audio and incorporate at least 6 appropriate references in addition to the course textbook, assigned readings, and the Bible. Images may be incorporated where appropriate. A separate document listing all references in current APA format must be submitted with the PowerPoint.
You are expected to comport with the highest writing, research, and ethical standards. Additionally, to do well on this assignment, you must conduct high quality research and offer rich, well-supported analysis and evaluation. The emphasis here is on your ability to critically evaluate and analyze the material and to exhibit nuanced understanding of the substance, dynamics, and ramifications reflected in the subject matter; mere reporting, opinion, or conjecture will not suffice.