Final Paper Detailed Outline
The end of the class is rapidly approaching and now is a great time to begin working on your Final Paper. This assignment will give you an opportunity to create a detailed outline of your paper that can be reviewed by your classmates and instructor. The feedback provided will certainly help you create a better final product.
Make sure to read over the instructions for the “Alternative Worlds and the Future of International Relations” Final Paper, located in Week Five of your online course, or in the Course Components section of this course guide.
You have already done some research regarding an issue in the context of one of the Future Worlds identified in the 2012 National Intelligence Council Report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds. For the Final Paper, you are being asked to choose a different scenario and focus on the security, economic, and identity interests as they apply to the United States.
As explained in the instructions for your Final Paper, your paper should have six major sections and include the following sections: Introduction and Thesis Describe which “Alternative Scenario” you selected. Preview your main points (Hint, you should have 5). Introduce your thesis statement. Theoretical Approach(s) Discuss which theoretical approach(s) you choose. Include sources that support your points. Security Interests Describe political, social/cultural, geographic/economic, and military elements of power that impact security interests discussed in this scenario. Include sources that support your points. Economic Interests Describe how, when, where, and why money is appropriated in this new world and what new priorities/state economic interests are revealed by this scenario. Include sources that support your points. Identity Interests Describe some of the new differences between and among state values/goals, religions, ethnic groups, and governmental/non-governmental organizations predicted by this scenario. Include sources that support your points. Recommendations Describe your recommendations to the President on how the United States should prepare for this new possible alternative world. Conclusion Review your main points and overall argument/thesis. Reference List your primary sources in APA format. The outline must be two to three pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. You must identify at least two scholarly resources other than the textbook and the 2012 National Intelligence Council Report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds, to support your claims and arguments. As you are doing your research, you will eventually need to locate at least six total sources for the Final Paper. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar