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Global Society 2450-001
Paper Assignment 2 Guidelines
This paper must be typed,
3-4 pages in length
For this assignment, you will be studying
social problem that exists in the Third
World country you have selected for the first assignment.
I) Finding Information. 10 pts.
Do a library search (use electronic databases such as
Lexis Nexis Academic
, etc.) to find
articles about a
social problem in the country you
selected that relates to
of the following:
social inequality/poverty, gender inequality,
racial/ethnic inequality, crime, environmental destruction, population growth,
education, health, hunger, war
, or other (see me or email me to get approval for a topic
that is not listed). Remember, you must find three articles about
three articles that talk about three different problems. You must use reputable
sources of information such as studies reported in
or articles written
by experts, journalists and reported in
. You can also use information
reported by government agencies and
(personal blogs are not reputable
sources of information) and your articles must be
to the problem you are
describing for you to receive full credit. You
receive credit from using online
encyclopedias (Wikipedia, etc.).
2) Describing the Problem.
Provide the following information about this problem:
a) What is it? b) Who is affected by it? c) How bad is it (extent, severity or magnitude)?
For this part, you should use information such as examples and
You can include information from the first paper assignment if it is relevant.
3) Analyzing the Problem. 30 pts.
Based on the information presented in the readings explain the possible
contributing factors) of this problem. Briefly explain
the problem is getting better,
stays the same, or getting worse. Based on the information contained in the readings,
what are the implications for the future? You can include information and use
terminology from class lectures and/or the assigned readings and information obtained
through your own research. Always remember to support your arguments with relevant
evidence (facts). For example, if you argue that the problem is getting better, you must
document it using relevant statistics and/or testimonies from experts or the people
affected that show the change in the problem over time.
4) Applying Theoretical Concepts. 30 pts.
Employ the concepts of
global social movements
to discuss the role
that international organizations and individuals (like yourself) can play to solve this
specific problem (or to make it less severe). To receive full credit you must find at least
that is already working on this problem in this country.
5) Communication, Organization, Bibliography, Grammar, 10 pts.
To receive credit you must acknowledge all sources of information you have used for this
paper (for example, quotes or statistics from the PowerPoint lectures, textbook,
newspapers) in the
of your paper as well as in the
section at the end
of your paper. Since it is a very short paper, I donâ€™t expect you to use many (if any)
quotes (they should be
less than 20 percent
of your paper). Any form of
be penalized by a score of zero. You must use proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation
in your paper to receive full credit. Make sure to use paragraphs to organize the content
into logical units.
receive credit for using online encyclopedias (Wikipedia, etc.) and personal
blogs as your source(s) of information.
You will be graded based on the basis of your
describing the problem (
), understanding of the concepts, ability to properly apply concepts and
theories to real life examples, paper organization,
as well as effective
The paper has to be submitted via the
link on Canvas.
Assignments will be penalized by a 10 pts. deduction for each day they are late