Week 5 Assignment: Current Event – Totalitarian Restrictions or Ethnic Conflict

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Week 5 Assignment: Current Event – Totalitarian Restrictions or Ethnic Conflict
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Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapters 8, 9
Lesson (Links to an external site.)
Citation and Writing Assistance: Writing Papers At CU (Links to an external site.)
Library Overview (Links to an external site.)
How to Search for Articles – the Everything Tab (Links to an external site.)
Article (no more than one-month old) from reputable news source such as The New York Times or The Washington Post
Instructions
Write a paper on a current event article that discusses restrictions on freedoms by a totalitarian state or an article on ethnic conflict within a nation. Summarize the article and explain why this issue is important to the global community. What outside influences might help change this issue? How? Is the article neutral? Why or why not?

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Be sure to include a scanned copy of the article in your submission in addition to citations. Articles may not be more than one month old.

Writing Requirements (APA format). Refer to the APA manual.

Length: 3 full pages (not including the title or references page)
1-inch margins
Double-Spaced
12-point Times New Roman font
Title and Reference page required
APA cite article with link
Scan copy of article required
Grading
This activity will be graded based on the Assignment Grading Rubric.

Course Outcomes (CO): 3 & 5

Rubric
POLI330 Week 5 International Event Rubric
POLI330 Week 5 International Event Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdentifies Newspaper Article
5.0 pts
The student uses a newspaper article which is not more than thirty days old and is on topic.
4.0 pts
The student provides an on topic article, but it is not timely.
3.0 pts
The student provides a timely article, but it is not on topic.
0.0 pts
The student did not identify a relevant or timely article.
5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSummarization
25.0 pts
The student clearly describes all of the main points in the article.
20.0 pts
The student clearly describes most of the main points in the article.
17.5 pts
The student describes some of the main points in the article, but the descriptions may lack clarity or depth.
0.0 pts
The student did not summarize any main points in the article
25.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdentifies How Affected
25.0 pts
The student identifies how the issue relates to the global community accurately with significant supporting details.
20.0 pts
The student identifies how the issue relates to the global community accurately, but lacks sufficient supporting detail.
17.5 pts
The student attempts to identify how the issue relates to the global community, but description is unclear or inaccurate.
0.0 pts
The student did not identify how the issue relates to the global community.
25.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEvaluates Source Credibility
10.0 pts
The student accurately evaluates the creditability of the source.
8.0 pts
The student somewhat accurately evaluates the creditability of the source.
7.0 pts
The student inaccurately evaluates creditability of the source.
0.0 pts
The student does not evaluate the creditability of the source.
10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWhat/How Outside Influences Might Help Change Issue
25.0 pts
The student provides a detailed account of how outside forces could change the issue.
20.0 pts
The student gives a somewhat detailed account of how outside forces might change the issue.
17.5 pts
The student attempts to provide an account of how outside forces could change the issue, but it is unclear or inaccurate.
0.0 pts
The student provides no account of how outside forces could change the issue.
25.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA
5.0 pts
The paper is formatted and referenced according to APA standards.
4.0 pts
The paper is formatted according to APA standards, but not referenced in APA style.
3.0 pts
The paper is referenced according to APA standards, but not in APA paper format.
0.0 pts
No APA style or format was used.
5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting
5.0 pts
The student presents info5rmation using clear and concise language in an organized manner (minimal errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).
4.0 pts
The student presents information using understandable language, but is somewhat disorganized (some errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).
3.0 pts
The student presents information using understandable language, but is very disorganized (many errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).
0.0 pts
The student presents information that is not clear, logical, professional or organized to the point that the reader has difficulty understanding the message (numerous errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and/or punctuation).
5.0 pts
Total Points: 100.0

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Textbooks and Resources
Required Textbooks
The following books are required for this course:

American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2019-59141-000

Whitman Cobb, W. N. (2020). Political science today (1st ed.). Washington, DC: Sage, CQ Press.

This textbook is available as an e-book and can be accessed from the module view.

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