Paper Proposal [addresses student learning competency 5]. This short assignment

Paper Proposal [addresses student learning competency 5]. This short assignment is due early in the course and has three purposes: To get students started on their major papers early; to give me a chance to comment on, offer direction to, and approve the paper topics; and to practice a skill needed and used by social workers who wish to speak at professional conferences (writing a proposal or abstract of a paper). Proposals give an overview of the topic of the final paper, including specific social policy to be analyzed. Proposals should be 500 words, excluding a required, preliminary list of references and sources that the student has identified.