1. Say why this topic interests you. Submit a draft topic for approval. 2. Discuss your initial search for relevant literature and show that it has provided you with a good contextual understanding 3. Define the Research Problem that you intend to address (as you see it, so far) 4. Propose at least ONE research question that you will be seeking to answer through your research project (additional questions may be defined as you progress with this unit) 5. Develop a detailed table of contents and your initial reference list.