Scholarly Project Topics
A few thoughts are included in parentheses to give you some early guidance, but you should not limit your paper/project to these ideas.
1. Volunteers in disaster response – What are the rewards and the risks? (Consider advantages to using volunteers in response along with challenges such as training, legal concerns, personal exposure, insurance, integration into ICS, etc. Be sure to reference important legislation such as the Volunteer Protection Act).
Focus on key elements. Outline your paper early so you have an objective idea about what those key elements should be. Read the literature and annotate the articles. (Annotation is the process of summarizing an article in 2-3 sentences. Doing so forces you to distill all the verbiage into cogent thought). Also remember that the paper / project is divided into two parts. The Syllabus gives guidance.
Refer to the Rubric in the Course Documents so you know what a masters-level paper should include.