Political Science

Week 3 Assignment: Essay – Developing a Democracy

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Due Jan 27, 2019 by 11:59pm Points 80 Submitting a file upload

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapter 7, 8, 9

Lesson

Minimum of 2 scholarly sources

Instructions

Many countries have gone through various ways of governing-by one, by a group, or by the people. Pick one developing country. Examine this country’s political history and current barriers in developing their democracy. Create a concise argument on the type of democracy they should institute and why.

Use the following list to select your developing country: https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1876/310mab.pdf (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

Length: 1.5-2 pages (not including title page or references page)

1-inch margins

Double spaced

12-point Times New Roman font

Title page

References page (minimum of 2 scholarly sources)

Grading

This activity will be graded based on the essay rubric.

Course Outcomes (CO): 2, 5

Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday

Rubric

Week 3 Assignment: Essay – Developing a Democracy

Week 3 Assignment: Essay – Developing a Democracy

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Country and history examined

20.0 pts

In-depth analysis of the country and the country’s political history.

16.0 pts

Analysis of the country and the country’s political history lacked depth.

12.0 pts

Analysis of the country or a presentation of the country’s political history not present.

0.0 pts

Country and political history are not discussed.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Barriers: nation-building, state building, participation, and distribution.

20.0 pts

Addresses each concept related to barriers. Examples are from the country chosen for examination.

16.0 pts

Addresses at least two out of the three concepts. Doesn’t relate these concepts back country.

12.0 pts

Addresses only one of the concepts. Does not relate these concepts to the country.

0.0 pts

Does not address any concepts.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Analysis

20.0 pts

Constructed a concise argument using a key democratic ideology for their country.

16.0 pts

The democratic ideology is clear but it does not relate back to their country.

12.0 pts

It is unclear what democratic ideology is being used and it does not relate back to their country.

0.0 pts

Does not address democratic ideology.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Scholarly resources

10.0 pts

Uses both the book and, at least, one outside scholarly source.

8.0 pts

Uses only the book or a scholarly source.

6.0 pts

Uses only a scholarly source and the source is not scholarly.

0.0 pts

Does not use the book or scholarly source.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome APA

5.0 pts

All sources are properly cited and referenced according to APA standards.

4.0 pts

Sources are either properly cited or referenced, missing one of those elements.

3.0 pts

The citation and/or reference are incorrect.

0.0 pts

No APA format was used.

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Writing

5.0 pts

Presents information using clear and concise language in an organized manner (minimal errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

4.0 pts

Presents information using understandable language but is somewhat disorganized (some errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

3.0 pts

Presents information using understandable language but is very disorganized (many errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

0.0 pts

Presents information that is not clear, logical, professional or organized to the point that the reader has difficulty understanding the message (numerous errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and/or punctuation).

5.0 pts

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