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There are two options for this assignment, a research assignment or an analysis essay
After completing the Fukuyama Quiz, reread the handout
looking for Political Science terms.
Identify 10 political science/history/economics terms in the handout.
Alternatively, you can choose persons/places/events discussed in the handout, or a combination of terms and persons, etc.
Define those terms or research those persons, etc, using credible sources (see below) * Source your information*
Quote the authors (Fukuyamas) use of the term
Use that word or person or place, etc, in your own sentence
Examples of terms:
serfdom, low-level equilibrium trap, Melanesia, Nietzsche, bureaucracy…
Examples of terms NOT to use:
advent, embedded, emulated, etc
(these are not political in nature)
Oxford Reference
(Links to an external site.) (meta-search of Oxford dictionaries and encyclopedias)
Gale EBooks
(Links to an external site.) (meta-search of encyclopedias and articles. Filter with subjects)
History Reference Center
(Links to an external site.)
Credo Reference (meta-search engine)
(Links to an external site.)
Other credible dictionaries and encyclopedias (points deducted for Google, Wikipedia, etc).
Assignment is graded on the structure, clarity of writing, and completeness of definitions and sentences
After completing the Fukuyama Quiz, reread the handout looking for an association with a book, television show, movie, or something in your own life, argument, etc to compose a full analysis essay
Introduce topics and analyze topics
provide background on the section or sections you will analyze.
Use quotes from the author (Fukuyama)
interpret the authors ideas by comparing sections or reinterpreting in your own words, or use a short example
compare the authors ideas to a larger topic (book, movie, etc) to demonstrate understanding
Structure the essay
include a thesis/introductory paragraph.
provide background prior to analysis
first analysis
introduce topic of second analysis
second analysis
(repeat as necessary)
final thoughts/conclusion
If you are an accomplished writer and use a different structure or analysis, that is fine
Essay is graded on structure, clarity of writing, and completeness of analysis
In order to better understand Fukuyama, we will compare and contrast two sections. Similarities and differences will be pronounced. These similarities and differences can be exemplified with pop culture. Using the popular show ___________ from Netflix, we can better understand Fukuyama’s argument about state formation.