This assignment asks you to connect recent/current 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.
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.
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.
If you wish, you may submit a third analysis for a chapter to which you're not already assigned (in the table below). In this case, I'll only use two of your three analyses to calculate your course grade at the end of the semester. If your third analysis is for a chapter in the Comparative Politics textbook, I'll use your highest-scored CP analysis (along with your IR analysis). If your third analysis is for a chapter in the International Relations textbook, I'll use your highest-scored IR analysis (along with your CP analysis).
Your two required analyses are due at the beginning of the class period, in hard copy format with pages stapled, on the dates indicated below.
|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||Tue, Mar 12||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|