TERM PAPER: ComS 163 (optional) 15 points

This is a traditional assignment of 10-12 pages in which you discuss a theory, problem, idea leading to some insights about the course-related topic. It will require research and reading in texts beyond the assigned readings because your topic will be specific and treated in depth beyond what any single reading or group of readings from this course could provide. The essay will be a formal paper, properly documented in the MLA format. The essay must substantively cite at least 5 relevant, credible sources beyond course readings.