# CISC 4650 L01

# Cyberspace: Ethics & Issues

## Fall, 2016

## Dr. Robert K. Moniot

## Due Dates and Expectations for Term Papers

During this semester, each student in this class is expected to
produce:

- an in-class presentation, approx. 20 minutes plus discussion
- a midterm research paper, 5-7 pages (1500-2000 words) in length
- a final term research paper, 10-12 pages (3000-4000 words) in length

Your in-class presentation should be on the same topic as either your
midterm paper or your final paper, and the other paper will be on a
different topic. Thus you only need to research two topics.
For each paper, students must submit first a
proposal or outline, then a first draft, and finally the
finished paper.

The paper proposal may be in the form of an outline or a
detailed abstract. One or two pages will suffice. It should
include at least a few references that you have already
consulted.

The first draft should be at least 2/3 of the final requested length,
and must include at least some references and a bibliography. The
bibliography need not be complete.

The in-class presentations
by different students must all be on different topics.
(Your term paper topic other than your presentation topic can be
the same as another student's topic.)
When deciding what topic to choose for your presentation, consult
the schedule of presentations
posted on the class web page to find out what topics have already been
taken.

The research papers must be based on research and written in proper
scholarly style, with references for all sources consulted. See the
*MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers* or similar work for
guidelines on proper citation style. At least 2 sources must be
scholarly works. The topic of one paper is to be
the same as your presentation, but you may (should) go into greater
depth and cover a broader range of aspects of the topic than your
presentation did. Overlap with another student's
presentation or paper topic is not a problem for your paper.

*Schedule:*

**Sep. 16:**
- Proposal for midterm paper due.
**Sep. 30:**
- First draft of midterm paper due.
**Oct. 14:**
- Midterm paper due.
**Nov. 11:**
- Proposal for final term paper due.
**Nov. 22:**
- First draft of final term paper due.
**Dec. 9:**
- Final term paper due.