Summary of Proposed Topic for Literature Review – Please submit by Week 3 (Sept. 7) Write a brief descriiption of your research idea and proposed literature review. Prepare a 2 – 3 page proposal for the course itself. This proposal will serve as a contract – a statement of expected outcomes and anticipated steps toward achieving the student’s objectives. This statement will ideally include: • A descriiption of your overall research interest (at this point in time) • Your theoretical framework or possible theoretical constructs you are considering (if known) and why. • Particular theory or theorists you plan to pursue (if known). • A descriiption of the work you have done to date on your topic • Which faculty members in the program might have interests/knowledge that would make them potentially good fits to serve on your dissertation committee or thesis/portfolio committee. • Your goal regarding your lit review by the end of the semester – what is the product you propose having accomplished by the end of the course? • Specific assistance or support you are seeking through taking this course. • Brief annotated bibliography of sources you plan to draw on (again, to the extent you know). Ideally, by the 3rd class period, you will have identified 15-20 potential scholarly references.