Issue Papers (50%)
You will research and prepare a written analysis of two of the issues that you didn’t submit an analysis for (you can’t receive credit for both a paper and an analysis for the same issue). The paper must be a minimum of 5 full pages in length and no longer than 6 pages in length. No more than two pages of the paper can be based on the two articles related to the issue or any other information from the textbook. The paper must be single-spaced (not 1.15, which is the default setting for recent versions of Word) and printed using Times New Roman, size 12 font, with 1.25 inch margins on the side and 1 inch margins on the top and bottom (Office 2003 default in Margin settings in Page Layout on the Word header). Also, please do not use any space saving techniques such as adding extra space between paragraphs (the first sentence of each paragraph should be indented), using bulleted or numbered items, using sub-titles or footnotes, including diagrams or tables, or including your name/paper title at the top of any of the five – six pages. You will not receive full credit for a paper that has more than a few grammatical errors. Your grade on the paper will be reduced if you do not follow these technical requirements. In addition, you must attach a cover page that includes the topic you have chosen and a page of references at the end of your paper (the cover page and reference page do not count toward the 5 page requirement). You must use at least four references in addition to the two textbook articles and none of the references should be other articles from the textbook.
In your critique, you should include your identification and analysis of the central issues related to your topic, your evaluation of the alternative perspectives related to your topic, and a description of your current stance on the issue you have chosen. Please read the note regarding plagiarism in the class policies section of this syllabus. Your paper should be submitted to me as a Word attachment to either a Blackboard or email message. Information in the text of your paper must be properly cited using the method that is used in The Benefits of Globalization: An Economic Perspective (pp. 210 – 214) in the textbook. Do not include any footnotes at the bottom of any of the five – six pages of your analysis. In preparing the paper you should avoid using more than three direct quotes and no quote should be longer than two sentences.
While you may submit your paper at any time before the due date, the deadline for submitting your first paper is October 9 and the deadline for your second paper is December 4. You do not have to wait until the deadlines to submit your papers.