The major writing assignment for Dr. Bozonelos's course is a 7-page analysis of a global issue. Students are expected to analyze a global issue by describing the details, comparing perspectives, determining realistic solutions, and supporting their thoughts about the issue.
The global issue must be explicitly analyzed, rather than implicitly analyzed. The task of explicitly explaining the logical relationship(s) between a series of events is written analysis.
The global issue analysis paper must address the following five subtopics:
1. An overview of the problem/issue – What is the problem? Where does it exist? When did it begin? What people or groups are directly involved? Specific names, dates, locations are needed.
2. Different perspectives (views) about the problem – What are the causes of the problem? Does everyone see it as a problem? Historical sources must be used to examine the facts and opinions about the problem.
3. Possible existing solutions – How have experts / others associated with the issue suggested fixing the problem? What makes the suggestions different? Based on the background of this issue, what do you predict will happen in the future?
4. Barriers to existing solutions – What human, environmental, and or geographical barriers stand in the way of fixing the problem? Based on your research, which group has the stronger case?
5. Ways to address the barriers – Given what you have learned, what do you think would be the best solution to the problem?
Your paper must include a minimum of 7 scholarly sources and be cited in MLA or Chicago Style format. Please remember to directly contact Dr. Bozonelos if you have any questions about the research assignment.