This assignment asks you to connect recent news stories to some assigned textbook chapters. You're required to submit two analyses: one for a chapter in the Comparative Politics (CP) textbook and one for a chapter in the International Relations (IR) textbook, as assigned in the table below. You may also submit a third analysis, if you wish, for a chapter to which you're not already assigned below.
The subject articles for your analyses must be international in scope—that is, not focused primarily on the United States—and come from one of these four approved sources:
Analyses that use other sources won't be accepted (and will receive a grade of zero).
Your assignment grade will be determined primarily by how well you:
Writing quality and citation formatting will also affect your grade.
As noted on the syllabus and announced in class, written assignments must include properly formatted parenthetical citations and a reference list. (Papers without both of these components won't be accepted.)
To properly format your citations, see these sections in Turabian:
When I evaluate your analyses, I'll give you a letter grade for each of three components—content, writing, and citations—as well as an overall assignment grade (on a 25-point scale). Of course, you should let me know if you have any questions or concerns about my assessment of your work. I'll use your two highest-scored analyses when I calculate your course grade at the end of the semester.
Each analysis is due at the beginning of class on the date the subject chapter is listed on the syllabus. Submissions must be in hard copy format, with pages stapled.
|CP, Ch. 2||Tue, Feb 5||Conor, Katie, Mahamed|
|CP, Ch. 3||Thu, Feb 7||Jerry, Noah, Sheldon|
|CP, Ch. 4||Tue, Feb 12||Andrew, Skip, Sam|
|CP, Ch. 5||Thu, Feb 14||Carter, Jihad, Paloma|
|CP, Ch. 6||Tue, Feb 19||Argenis, Mike, Nick|
|CP, Ch. 7||Tue, Feb 26||Dara, Kenny, Ricky|
|CP, Ch. 8||Thu, Feb 28||Blake, Jeannine, Zach|
|CP, Ch. 9||Tue, Mar 5||Brody, Catherine, Josh|
|CP, Ch. 10||Thu, Mar 7||Maie, Sarah, Theresa|
|CP, Ch. 11||Thu, Mar 7||Ben, Emory, Ryan|
|IR, Ch. 2||Thu, Mar 28||Blake, Brody, Catherine|
|IR, Ch. 3||Tue, Apr 2||Josh, Maie, Theresa|
|IR, Ch. 4||Thu, Apr 4||Ben, Emory, Sarah|
|IR, Ch. 5||Tue, Apr 9||Conor, Katie, Ryan|
|IR, Ch. 6||Thu, Apr 11||Jerry, Mahamed, Sheldon|
|IR, Ch. 7||Thu, Apr 18||Andrew, Noah, Skip|
|IR, Ch. 8||Tue, Apr 23||Carter, Jihad, Sam|
|IR, Ch. 9||Thu, Apr 25||Argenis, Nick, Paloma|
|IR, Ch. 10||Tue, Apr 30||Dara, Kenny, Mike|
|IR, Ch. 11||Thu, May 2||Ricky, Jeannine, Zach|