Tip on writing the short papers: When writing on a reading, use the other assigned readings to help you make your point. A presentation of opposing points of view and making a comparison of two works can lead you to good paper topics. In short, students are encouraged to compare and contrast different authors’ ideas, even as the main focus is on a single reading. Papers may comment on how the author uses words, the construction of the argument, types of evidence, methods, etc. What the paper should NOT do is write about the topic of the reading; rather it should write on how the author treats or approaches his or her topic.
(The Great Recession; the New American Imperium; Global Climate Change
Stanley Kurz, “Democratic Imperialism: A Blueprint,” 14 pp. https://www.hoover.org/research/democratic-imperialism-blueprint (Links to an external site.)
Simon Johnson, “The Quiet Coup,” The Atlantic, May 2009, available at http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2009/05/the-quiet-coup/7364/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Those are 2 readings.
2pages required. 12 point New Times Roman type, one-inch margins