International Political Relations

| July 23, 2015

The class is International Political Relations Good evening i have two assignments to complete but i don’t fully understand them. I’ll send you what i have the first one is:

midterm assignment

Its two papers one is a 3 page essay and the other is 8-10 page I will show you what i need below

 

Remember too it is a three page essay on what your paper will be about.  Have an argument; how you will go about demonstrating the argument, and the kind of evidence you will use.  List some bibliography that you will use and draw the bibliography from the readings up to this point. The following is your midterm assignment; I am giving it to you at the very beginning so you can think about it in the next few weeks, since it will be the general approach you will take for your term paper

 

The following is your midterm assignment; I am giving it to you at the very beginning so you can think about it in the next few weeks, since it will be the general approach you will take for your term paper

” For the past several weeks you have been reading about contradiction and issues in international politics; formulate three ideas that you find particularly compelling, and write a three page essay elaborating these ideas as a foundation for a larger project

Hi All: There have been some questions about the midterm, so let me clarify.  The midterm is intended to be a project that elaborates on the design for your final paper.  So think about it as a kind of prospectus for what you will write in the final essay.  That means think about a theme you want to argue; present that argument clearly, but present it as an argument, and include at the end of your discussion three or four sources you would like to use.  Choose those sources from the readings so far.  Feel free to modify your thesis as the course continues; but the midterm is only intended to get your started in your thinking using the material in the first three or four weeks of the course

 

 

Paper

Students will write an 8-10 page paper on a topic approved by the instructor.

Select a topic (an international event/issue) from 1960 to present which you will attempt to analyze using the concepts we’ll cover in this course. You will need to identify the event/issue and briefly explain what happened (or is happening), when, and where. You will then analyze the event/issue by determining why it happened as it did. In doing this, you will identify the state and non-state actors involved. Once you’ve identified the actors, you will use the theories of international relations to help you understand why this event/issue was important to each of them and why each responded as it did. The impact of balance of power, globalization, economics, culture, politics, and many other factors will help you analyze your topic.

Your final paper should contain a title page, abstract page, 8-10 pages of content, an endnotes page (if endnotes were used), and a bibliography. Note that the bibliography included with the paper is not annotated. Papers are to be double-spaced, Times New Roman font size 12, with one inch margins all around. Papers significantly shorter or longer than this will be penalized. Part of learning to write well is learning to write in a clear, concise manner, while providing a sufficient level of detail. Remember that all papers must contain an introductory paragraph which explains the topic and the argument the paper will make AND a concluding paragraph which wraps up the main points of the paper without introducing any new information. Proofread your paper carefully. I would suggest using a spell/grammar checker and/or asking a friend to read over your paper for you. Sometimes, after spending days working on a paper, we tend to lose the ability to pick up on incomplete sentences and misused words, which someone reading for the first time would pick up on.

Title pages should include the title of your paper, your name, the date, the course designator, and the instructor’s name – all centered on the front page. The abstract page should be the second page of your paper and should contain your single-spaced up to a half-page abstract. The endnotes page should be a separate page following the content of your paper, which lists all citations in numerical order. You will not need an endnotes page if you use parenthetical notes or footnotes. Your bibliography will be the last page(s) of your paper and should provide a list of all sources, alphabetized by authors’ last names. Each item should be single-spaced with a double-space between items.

Papers must use a minimum of 8 sources, with a minimum of two primary sources and two academic journals. If you’re not sure about the difference between primary and secondary sources, check out the info at:http://owl.english.purdue.edu/workshops/hypertext/ResearchW/resource.html. All sources must be validated as solid, scholarly sources. Restrict your sources to newspaper articles from major national and international papers (use these sparingly as they tend to be biased and are not often written by experts in the field), published journals and magazine articles, and websites from major organizations and government agencies. Avoid using more than one book, as you most likely won’t have time to read additional books with the load of reading in this course. Unless you read the entire book, you risk taking information out of context. Encyclopedias and textbooks may be referenced minimally in your paper, but do not count toward the minimum number of sources.

All work must be original. Do not use a paper submitted in another course and beware of copy/pasting from online sources, which can lead to plagiarism. Papers will be submitted to turnitin.com during the grading process. Please review the How to Avoid Plagiarism Tutorial carefully and make sure you understand how to cite your sources. Note that this means any facts or ideas you gleaned from your research need to be cited. A lack of citations indicates that you are claiming the ideas are your own.

Papers may not be submitted late unless a grade of Incomplete has been requested and approved by your instructor prior to the last day of class. Requests for Incompletes will only be approved in the event of an emergency (death in immediate family or emergency deployment, for instance) and with proper documentation. You have plenty of time to work on this project so please don’t risk missing the deadline by waiting until the last minute. Last minute computer problems or minor illnesses are not considered valid reasons for Incompletes.

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