Global studies paper
Based on the material we have covered so far, would you consider yourself a hyperglobalizer, sceptic, or transformationalist? Explain why. Include evidence from lectures / readings in your answer.
Second Prompt – Choose One
1) What does it mean when we say that a narrative is hegemonic? Why is it important for Global Studies scholars to deconstruct hegemonic narratives? In answering these questions, develop a detailed analysis of one or more examples from lectures / readings.
2) In your opinion, what is the single most important globalizing force (in terms of creating an interconnected world) that we have covered so far? Capitalism? Religion? Empire? Scientific Thought? Enlightenment? Democratic Revolution? Nationalism? Total War? Include evidence from lectures / readings in your answer.
3) Can religion, as some scholars have argued, function as a globalizing force? Or does religion create barriers between people in different regions? Or does it do both? Include evidence from lectures / readings in developing your argument.
1) Did they read and follow the instructions?
2) Did they respond to the prompts?
3) Do their responses contain a thesis statement and develop an argument?
4) Do their responses include evidence from lectures/readings to support their argument?
5) Are their responses organized and clear?
6) Are their responses grammatically correct?
Respond to the prompt?Student answers all aspects of the question (18-20)
Student answers most of the question, but isn’t always focused (16-17.9)
Student answers the question in broad outlines, but commonly goes off on tangents (14-15.9)
Student tries to answer the question, but doesn’t seem to understand on a basic level (12-13.9)
Student’s answer is totally irrelevant (0-11.9)
Maximum score20Responses contain a thesis statement / develop an argument?Thesis is clearly stated at the outset and its main points are developed in subsequent paragraphs (18-20)
Thesis is clearly stated at the outset and most of its main points are developed in subsequent paragraphs (16-17.9)
Thesis is present, but not entirely clear, and there is an effort to develop its implications (14-15.9)
Thesis is present, but not entirely clear, and there is little effort to develop its implications (12-13.9)
No thesis / no argument (0-11.9)
Maximum score20Responses include evidence from lectures / readings?There is evidence for every part of the argument, that evidence is relevant and appropriately cited (18-20)
There is evidence for most of the argument, that evidence is relevant and appropriately cited (16-17.9)
There is evidence for parts of the argument, but that evidence is not always relevant, though it is appropriately cited (14-15.9)
There is little evidence for the argument, that evidence is often irrelevant, and the citations are sloppy (12-13.9)
No evidence provided (0-11.9)Maximum score20Responses are clear / organized?Structure is crystal clear, with an introduction, points organized into paragraphs, and a conclusion (18-20)
Structure is clear, with an introduction, points organized into paragraphs, and a conclusion, but transitions between these parts are not always smooth (16-17.9)
Structure is somewhat unclear, there are parts missing, and transitions are choppy (14-15.9)
Structure is unclear, though there is a basic attempt at organization, and logical flow is difficult to follow (12-13.9)
Difficult to understand even on a basic level (0-11.9)Maximum score20Responses are grammatically correct?Polished prose, almost no mistakes, and a solid grasp of rhetoric / style (18-20)
Good prose, a handful of minor mistakes, and a little rhetoric / style (16-17.9)
Legible prose, but repeated mistakes that sometimes distract from the meaning (14-15.9)
Serious mistakes that frequently distract from the meaning (12-13.9)
Riddled with mistakes, showing a tenuous grasp on the English language (0-11.9)Maximum score20