Do you view the world as a “realist,” “pluralist/liberal,” or a “world systems” thinker? Does this impression of the world line up with the way you think the world “should” be?
Papers will be organized as formal essays – introductory paragraph with a thesis or thoughtful question, at least three supporting paragraphs, and conclusion. Minimum of 2 pages in length, maximum 3 pages. Students must support their argument by citing, refuting, or refining a position offered by a reading and/or class lecture and discussion. Papers must provide at least one specific citation and/or quote from a course reading. The focus is on the student illustrating critical thinking in progress.