The renewable energy industry in the U.S. and/or Canada as a source of connections between North America and specific places in other world regions. Cuba’s tourism industry as a source of connections between the Latin America and Caribbean region (LAC) and specific places in other world regions.

THE TERM PAPER

You will write a research paper on one of the topics listed below. Your essay should discuss three connections toat least two different world regions, but the connections must be to specific places in those world regions (for example a specific country or a specific city). The paper can be descriptive, meaning that you do not need to provide a thesis statement or formulate an overarching argument. Please use cases or examples that were not covered in lecture.

List of topics to choose from:

  • The renewable energy industry in the U.S. and/or Canada as a source of connections between North America and specific places in other world regions.
  • Cuba’s tourism industry as a source of connections between the Latin America and Caribbean region (LAC) and specific places in other world regions.
  • The finance and banking sector as a source of connections between Europe and specific places in other world regions.
  • Religion as a source of connections between the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and specific places in other world regions.
  • Literature and/or the fine arts as a source of connections between the Sub-Saharan Africa region and specific places in other world regions.
  • The arms and weapons industry as a source of connections between the Russia and Central Asia region and specific places in other world regions.
  • Hong Kong’s 2019 protests as a source of connections between the East Asia region and specific places in other world regions.

Formatting requirements:

  • The required length for your paper is three to four pages double-spaced, plus a title page and a bibliography page. You will demonstrate critical synthesizing skills by not exceeding the page limit.
  • In the opening paragraph, indicate what the main topic is and briefly explain its significance (in other words, briefly give one or two reasons why the topic matters — why you find it interesting to research).
  • In the body of the paper, use separate sections to discuss each of the three global connections you identified.
  • As part of your discussion, explain the connections you identified and name the specific places and world regions where the connections are established or maintained.
  • Please use descriptive headings to signpost the connection you discuss in each section of your paper.
  • Using footnotes, define two or three important words or specialized terms used in your paper. Do not include definitions of terms that were defined in the assigned textbook or in lecture.
  • In the closing paragraph, conclude with a summary of the global connections you discussed.
  • Include a bibliography in APA citation style, listing only the sources cited in the essay (use a minimum of four and a maximum of eight credible sources).
  • Remember to include page numbers in the footer. Please do not include illustrations or an abstract.
  • Save your essay as a PDF file, using your last name and student ID as the file name (for example: Rao 105983320.pdf). Submissions that are not in PDF format or do not follow the file name requirements will not be accepted.
  • You must submit your term paper on cuLearn rather than by email.

Types of research sources allowed:

  • Peer-reviewed academic articles and books

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  • Credible press publications
  • Credible grey literature
  • Please do not cite material from the lectures or from the assigned text book.

Read Carleton University’s pamphlet “Evaluating online information and consult with a librarian if you have any doubts about the credibility of a source. 

Checklist:

  • The paper conforms to the required length.
  • The main topic and its significance are laid out in the introduction.
  • Each of the three identified connections to specific places in at least two explicitly named world regions is relevant to the topic and has been explained in its own section of the paper.
  • The explanation of each global connection is supported with cited evidence obtained from the types of research sources described above.
  • Two or three pertinent concepts or terms used in the paper are defined in footnotes.
  • The conclusion summarizes the connections presented in the body of the paper.
  • The research sources cited in the paper are reported in APA style (in-text & bibliography).
  • The paper has been carefully edited to ensure the quality of writing meets the expectations of a secondyear paper.
  • The paper was submitted in PDF format on culearn.

Penalties:

Projects not submitted by the deadline will attract a penalty of 15 points out of 100 per day late. If you are going to have difficulties meeting the deadline, do not wait until the last minute to speak to me about it. 

Projects submitted by email without permission from the instructor will attract a penalty of 15 points out 100. If you are having trouble with culearn, do email me but do not attach your term paper to your message.

Sample outline:

If one of the assigned topics were “Military presence abroad as a source of connections between North

America and specific places in other world regions”, you could write a term paper that followed this outline [note how this outline meets the requirement of naming three specific places (Denmark, Belgium, and Mali) in at least two world regions (Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa)]:

Introduction [State the topic and why it matters]

  1. The US military’s Thule base in Greenland [Source of connections No. 1]
    1. Global connection to explain: Diplomatic relationship between the US and

Denmark that enables the base to continue to operate (world region: Europe)

  • Canada’s membership in NATO [Source of connections No. 2]
    • Global connection to explain: Flow of personnel from Canada to NATO headquarters in Belgium to help run the organization (world region: Europe)
  • Canada’s military mission in Mali [Source of connections No. 3]
    • Global connection to explain: Flow of military personnel and equipment from Canada to Mali to carry out the mission (world region: Sub-Saharan Africa)

Conclusion [Use full sentences to sum up your three global connections]

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