Students will write a 1500-1700 word Research Paper on one of the following topics:
•Chemical, biological, nuclear, radiological, or explosive training drills or exercises
•First responders and planning, preparation, response, and recovery
•Homeland Security strategies
•Weapon delivery and/or defense methodologies
•National response plan
•National Incident Management System
•Homeland Security related legislation
•Intelligence, e.g., HUMINT, SIGINT, etc.
Your paper should include:
(1) an overview of the subject
(2) major relevant points relative to economic, social and/or legal implications; or, the impacts due to the lack of attention paid to the economic, social and/or legal implications
The paper must include a running head, page numbers, cover page, abstract, body, and reference page. References must be cited (in text) using the APA format. A minimum of five (5) references are required, with no more than two from Internet sources. Do not use Wikipedia references or similar type references in your paper. Additional grading criteria will include clarity of presentation, quality of content, mastery of content, care and attention to detail, organization, originality of presentation, and the value and interest of the presentation, as well as proper grammar and punctuation. The paper should consist of your original work. You are required to use no more than 15% of others’ quoted work when completing any assignments within this course of study. Your research paper must therefore be 85% original. Your research paper will be assessed using an individual grading rubric, which is available in the course Doc Sharing area for your reference. This tool and process helps the students identify and the instructor measure the key points necessary to successfully complete written assignments.
•Non APA formatted papers will receive an automatic 16 point reduction. APA format and style information is available via the course Resources section.
•All work must be completed using Microsoft Office products. Word Perfect and other similar products that are not Microsoft Office Products will not be accepted due to “read” and “compatibility” issues. Rich Text Files (RTF) are acceptable
•No previously submitted papers, articles, reports or projects, in whole or in part, to Saint Leo University, or to any other university or college will be accepted. Students will select and submit their topics.