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ENG 102 Research Topics

Psychedelics

Overfishing

Abortion

Suggested keywords:

  • abortion
  • "law and legislation"
  • "parental consent"

Religion in Public Schools / Separation of Church and State

Potential keywords

  • religion AND "public schools"
  • "religion in the public schools"
  • "separation of church and state"

Extra Courses/Credits & General Education

Veterans & PTSD

Use a combination of terms to create your search string.

  • "post traumatic stress disorder" OR PTSD
  • veterans OR military
  • combat AND "psychological aspects"

Clean Energy

Use a combination of terms to create your search string:

  • "clean energy"

 

  • "electric vehicles" OR "electric cars" OR "hybrid cars"
  • "hybrid electric"
  • (vehicles OR cars) AND ("fuel economy" OR "fuel consumption")
  • (vehicles OR cars) AND "fuel systems"
  • "alternative fuel vehicles"
  • "internal combustion engine" OR "fossil fuel vehicles"

 

  • "solar energy" OR "solar power"
  • "alternative power" OR "alternative fuel"
  • "wind power" OR "wind energy"

 

Adoption Process in the U.S.

Potential keywords:

  • "adoption process" AND (children OR baby)
  • adoption AND laws
  • "birth fathers' rights"
  • birthmothers
  • "infant adoption"
  • "Safe Haven laws"
  • "decision making" AND (abortion OR adoption)

 

Gun Control / Red Flag Laws

Potential keywords

  • "gun control"

Taking a knee

Violent Video Games cause harm?

Adoption Process in the U.S.

Potential keywords:

  • "adoption process" AND (children OR baby)
  • adoption AND laws
  • "birth fathers' rights"
  • birthmothers
  • "infant adoption"
  • "Safe Haven laws"
  • "decision making" AND (abortion OR adoption)

 

Student Athlete Burnout

Keywords:

  • ("college athletes" OR "student athletes") AND ("burn out" OR burnout OR fatigue)
  • ("college athletes" OR "student athletes") AND "mental health"

Effect of divorce / Children of divorced parents

Use a combination of terms to create your search string.

  • "adult children of divorce"
  • "children of divorce"
  • "post divorce family life"
  • children AND divorce
  • "child development" AND divorce
  • "interparental conflict"

Single Parents

Use a combination of terms to create your search string.

  • "single mothers"
  • "single fathers"
  • "single parents"
  • father AND "child development"
  • mother AND "child development"

 

Emotional Support Animals / Pet therapy

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See also Emotional Support Animals library research guide. 

Keywords:

  • (pets OR animals) AND "therapeutic use" 
  • "emotional support animals"
  • "animal assisted therapy" OR "pet therapy"
  • "pet therapy"
  • "animal therapy"

LGBTQ+ Marriage Equality / Gay Marriage / Same sex relationship rights

Use a combination of terms to create your search string:

  • "gay rights"
  • "same sex marriage" OR "gay marriage"
  • "gay parents"
  • "same sex partners" OR "gay couples"
  • rights
  • "Defense of Marriage Act"

College athletes & pay to play

Value of a first year research paper

Potential keywords

  • ("expository writing" OR "expository essay" OR "research paper") AND “college freshmen”
  • value AND ("expository writing" OR "expository essay" OR "research paper") AND “college freshmen”

College costs

Charter Schools

Use a combination of terms to create your search string:

  • "charter schools" OR "charter school"
  • "school vouchers"

Balance for parents - best friend or parent?

College Admission Requirements

Suggested keywords:

  • ("university and college admissions" OR "college admissions") AND (SAT OR ACT)
  • "college admissions"
  • "university and college admissions"
  • "college applications"
  • "educational standards"
  • "standardized testing"
  • "admission requirements"

NASCAR

Competitive Gaming

Sexual assault

Home schooling / Homeschooling

Suggested keyword:

  • homeschooling OR "home schooling" OR "home schooled"
  • "college preparation"

 

Growing up in the LGBT community

Transgender athletes

Sexual Abuse by the Clergy

Starting your own company / Entrepreneurship

Gluten free diet

Obesity / Fast food

Income inequity

Potential keywords

  • "Title IX"
  • "women's rights"
  • "income inequity"
  • "equal pay for women"
  • "pay inequity"
  • "pay equity"
  • "pay inequality"
  • "income inequality"
  • "equal pay"
  • "social inequality"
  • "gender pay gap"
  • "sex discrimination in employment"
  • sexism
  • "sexual harassment"

Sexual assault / Rape

Parenting Styles

Potential keywords

  • "parenting styles"
  • parenting AND "psychological aspects"

Exercise / Running and Mental Health

Distance running

Narrative Therapy / Storytelling

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Keywords:

  • storytelling AND therapy
  • "narrative therapy" AND children
  • "narrative therapy"
  • narratives

Influence of Fiction / Literature on Youth/humanity

Stereotypes

Excessive force / Rodney King

Try a combination of the following keywords:

  • "use of force"
  • "police brutality"
  • "police misconduct"
  • "Rodney King"
  • "excessive force"
  • "deadly force"
  • "officer involved shooting"
  • "body cameras" OR "body cams"
  • cameras AND "law enforcement"
  • "police related deaths" OR "police homicides"
  • "men of color"

 

Racial profiling and the U.S. Constitution

Sleep deprivation

Do prisons succeed in rehabilitating prisoners?

See also Criminal Justice library research guide at http://esearch.sc4.edu/cj.

Keywords:

  • (recidivism OR rehabilitated OR rehabilitation) AND prison*

Incarceration Rates of Minorities

Suggested keywords or search strings:

  • (incarceration OR imprisonment) AND (minorities OR "African American" OR Hispanic)

Space Exploration

Music and the brain / Music Therapy

Keywords:

  • music AND brain
  • "music therapy"
  • music AND "psychological aspects"
  • music AND (brain OR cognition)

College Students & Depression

Suggested keywords:

  • "college students" AND depression
  • "college students" AND "mental health"
  • "college students" AND ("mental health" OR depression)
  • suicide AND "college students"
  • "stress management"
  • "stress management" AND "college students"

Ocean & Great Lakes Pollution

Keywords:

  • "marine pollution"
  • "marine litter"
  • "marine ecology"
  • "marine ecosystem management"
  • "sewage disposal in the ocean"
  • ocean AND pollution