Homework Specification: Literature Survey

Choose a relatively narrow topic area and do a literature review of that area. It is expected that you will describe in modest detail (a couple of sentences to a couple of paragraphs) at least ten references, probably closer to 20, definitely not more than 30. Of course, you may simply reference many more if it seems appropriate. Your survey should generally be four to ten pages, and it should be well-written.

If you have already written a literature review for your thesis or dissertation, it would not be appropriate to simply turn this in. However, if you can use this exercise to take a big step toward the literature review that will be in your thesis or dissertation some day, that is fine. Feel free to ask if this is not clear.