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INST 201: The Expansion of International Society - Prof. Johnson: Assignment

Research Paper

Research proposal and annotated bibliography due: Wednesday October 22rd

Final paper due: Thursday December 11th

-The objective of this assignment is to study a particular aspect of the expansion of international society as it manifests in one country or region of the world, analyzing how people in the area have been affected by intensified engagements with other parts of the world.

-The topic of the paper should be from the region where you hope to study off-campus next year. It should also be broad enough to have sufficient scholarship to draw upon but narrow enough to be adequately examined within the length of the paper. You will choose the topic in consultation with Prof. Johnson and submit a proposal and annotated bibliography before proceeding with the bulk of your research and writing.

-Your proposal should describe the location, nature and scope of the topic and what questions you hope to answer in the course of the paper.

-The annotated bibliography should cite and, in two to three sentences, describe 10-15 sources beyond the materials assigned for the course that you plan to use in your research. These may include books, book chapters, journal articles, U.N. reports, databases, newspaper articles, etc. Your description of each source should indicate how it will be valuable for your research. 

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