DESCRIBE THE BASIC STRUCTURE OF THE STORY AND IN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES YOU WILL DESCRIBE THE SIMILARITIES OR INCONSISTENCIES IN REPORTING FROM VARIOUS PERIODICALS.You will analyze five stories either periodically or pictorially from three different article sources. You will read the articles/pictures and attach the links or the photographs representing the story you have chosen. In one sentence you will describe the basic structure of the story and in the following sentences you will describe the similarities or inconsistencies in reporting from various periodicals. The differences you are looking for can come from the way actors or states in the story are described, from the vantage point of the story (capitalist, realist, liberal, Marxist, conservative, state-based, individual-based etc. ), or from the editorial byline of the periodical (i.e. does the bias of the periodical stand out in their reporting, when compared to other stories?)** The homework instructions are at the end of the file I have attached.Course description This is an introductory course for students looking to establish a competence in international politics and international theory. This course examines in detail a wide range of issues, including: the bedeviling role of insurgencies, interstate and civil wars, terrorism, international efforts to contain violent conflict, military interventions, human rights, the problem of economic development, the functioning and effectiveness of international institutions, and the global environment. While theory will be touched on at some points, this course uses International Relations theory as a jumping off point to approach real-world problems and puzzles Those wishing to immerse themselves more deeply in the International Relations theory and academic development are encouraged to build on the understanding gained in this course by taking one of the theory seminars offered by the departmentCourse Aims and Objectives This course aims: … to introduce students to the study of International Politics, with an emphasis on historicizing current issues, ideas, and institutions in international affairs; … to encourage students to ask critical questions about the way in which issues and identities are represented by political elites, scholars, and the media; … to help students establish links between the ways we think (theory) about international affairs and their day–‐to–‐ day lives (practice) in a thoroughly, but unequally, globalized world; … to guide students in developing their own analyses of world politics –‐ to articulate their ideas in a coherent manner, supported by empirical evidence and consistent argument.On completion of this class, students should be able: …to demonstrate general knowledge of world politics and the connections between “the World out there” and their own lives; … to identify key concepts and institutions of international affairs and how they have developed historically; … to describe and debate, in depth, the features of particular case studies examined in the class; … to gather, and critically evaluate, material from media, government and other sources of information; … to organize and synthesize large amounts of often contradictory and uneven source material; … to state and justify their opinions and analyses of world politics.Grading Your course evaluation will be based upon: map quizzes, mid-term exam, class participation, a portfolio, and a final exam. Here is the breakdown:Map Quizzes (20%) 100 Points Mid-term exam (20%) 100 points Final Exam (20%) 100 points Class participation (20%) 100 points Portfolio (20%) 100 points Total: 500 PointsThe grading scale will be as follows_A= 475 or above B-=415-424 D+=335-364 A-=465-474 C+=385-414 D=325-334 B+=435-464 C=375-384 D-=315-324 B=425-434 C-=365-374 F=314-and belowReading materials:Jenny Edkins, Maja Zehfuss, (2014), Global Politics: A New Introduction, 2nd edition, Routledge. (Referred to as GP in Assigned Readings). Purchase of the text is required. All additional reading materials will either be linked to through ILearn or will be on online reserve through the library. It is often cheaper to rent the book using either the campus bookstore or an Amazon Kindle EReader for PC, MAC, or Android OS. In addition, keeping up with developments in international politics is a constant process, so access to the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, or the Wall Street Journal, etc. is an absolute must. We will discuss access to media and finding good sourcing on the internet and in print during the second week, if you have any questions please feel free to ask!Course RulesThe following rules govern the requirements for this course:Make-up exams are given only under extraordinary circumstances. The nature & timing of exam will be determined by the instructor. Students are strongly urged to avoid make-up tests by taking regular exams.Failure to take any one of the exams results in a failing grade for the course.Instructor reserves the right to use his discretion in instances of extreme emergency or serious illness. Appropriate documentation must be provided by students in either event.Additional notes: Academic dishonesty will be penalized by taking appropriate action including, but not limited to, adjusting the final grade for the course. If you have any questions regarding this situation, please feel free to talk them over with the instructor. Also students with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations are encouraged to contact the instructor early in the semester. The Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC) is available to facilitate the reasonable accommodations process. The DPRC, located in SSB 110, can be reached by telephone at 338-2472 (voice/TTY) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.Reading and assignment schedule All readings MUST be done prior to the first meeting of the week (excepting, of course, the first week of class). Week 1-Welcome and Introductions (August 25). GP, Introduction, Chap 1. September 1 (No Class) Week 2- Situating ourselves within Global Politics and IR, Finding Sources. (September 8) GP, Chap 8 (Lisle) and 9 (Franklin).Week 3- What is Identity? How does it affect politics? Why are there countries? (September 15) GP, Chap 5 (Wibben), 12 (Barabantseva), and 13 (Shapiro) EUROPE MAP QUIZ, Second SESSION!Week 4- Terrorism and the Ticking time bomb (September 22) GP, Chap 2 (Pin-Fat) and 7 (Edkins)Week 5- US Intervention and state-sponsored violence (September 29). GP, Chap 23 (Amoore and de Goede) and 24 (Dillon) PRESENTATON PROPOSAL DUEWeek 6- The Role of religion in Global Politics and Midterm Review (October 6). GP, Chap 6 (Mandaville) “The Clash of Civilizations” (Huntington) (Provided on ILearn) “The Clash of Ignorance” (Said) Recommended “Forget 9/11” (2010) Zehfuss
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