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Each student will complete a two-part project, consisting of a class presentation and a research paper. This project will give you a chance to apply the theories and concepts that you have learned in this class. You will present your research to the class during the final weeks of the course.
Topics must be approved by the instructor. Below are the general guidelines for your paper and presentation; more specific details will be discussed in class.
In-class Library Activity
Part of today's class-time will be identifying resources and locating potentially qualifying articles for your assignment. This activity should get you well on your way to being prepared for the overall project.
Covers trade publications from industries including finance, insurance, transportation, construction, and more. Covers over 700 publications for trade and industry information. Contains publications on every major industry, including finance, insurance, transportation, and construction.
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A comprehensive index to the literature of psychology and related fields, including entries for journal articles, books, dissertations, and other research materials. It indexes some 4.5 million sources, 40% of which are available in electronic or print full-text in our library.
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Spans the relationships among business, ethics, and society by including numerous entries that feature broad coverage of corporate social responsibility, the obligation of companies to various stakeholder groups, the contribution of business to society and culture, and the relationship between organizations and the quality of the environment.
Search the primary academic literature using library databases (Business Source Premier, JSTOR, PsycINFO) to gain background for your topic
Select articles from the primary journals listed below on a single topic related to business and society. You must find and use ten (10!) different articles from these journals!
Integrate the material from your article. You may also use books, magazines, newspapers, web-based source material, as appropriate.
Your paper should be no more than ten typewritten, double‑spaced pages ‑ you must be concise. The ten page limit is for the actual text of the paper, and does not include the title page, executive summary, tables, figures, or references. Use American Psychological Association (APA) format for research citations. [See "Citations" tab above]
You are required as part of this project, to meet with a staff member of Shippensburg University’s Learning Center at some point in the semester. Please provide documentation of your meeting to the professor. The campus Learning Center is a valuable resource for gaining information on technical questions related to writing clarity, sentence structure, grammar, tense, format, and APA style.
Develop a concise class presentation around the material that you have researched.
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