1. Choose a country that has had to implement structural adjustments

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Second Assignment

Department of Sociology & Anthropology

Faculty of Arts

SOCI 4730

Global
Social Change

Instructions:

·
Write an essay of 700-800 words on one (1) of the following three topics:

1.
Choose
a country that has had to implement structural adjustments due to debt and
pressure from transnational institutions. What have been the consequences of
this “solution” to this country’s people and sovereignty?

2.
Why
is too much lending a problem that can lead to global economic crises? How has
technological innovation exacerbated the problem in recent years? Illustrate
your answer with examples.

3.
In
what ways have transnational corporations and institutions (such as IMF, World
Bank, or WTO) affected either poor
people or the environment? Focus your
answer on one of these two, refer to the specific policies and regulations that
have had consequences on either of them, illustrate with examples, and explain
why this has been the case.

·
You should do extra research to support your thesis
(overall answer to the question). I require at least 5 scholarly sources (books
or journal articles).

·
Your word-processed assignments should follow APA
format for preparing your paper and citing sources (no need for an abstract).

·
Be sure that you are presenting the concepts in your
own words and that you include current information.

·
Submit a single file containing all elements of the essay
(cover page, essay, reference list) via Moodle no later than the deadline in
the Moodle site for this course.

Criteria
for Evaluating Essay

Here
is the set of criteria that will form the basis for evaluating assignments:

Substance (75 marks)

·
The essay answers the question, provides
evidence of critical thinking and analysis as well as synthesis of information
throughout, and presents a logical and persuasive argument. (15 marks)

·
Research sources are relevant, current,
and credible. They are clearly documented in the paper. (15 marks)

·
The introduction offers a sense of
direction for the paper and presents a clear thesis statement to the reader and
a brief outline of the points to be covered. (15 marks)

·
The body develops the necessary aspects
of the main idea and provides examples, support, or illustration for each
aspect of the main idea. (15 marks)

·
The conclusion summarizes the main
points and ties them to the thesis; it also presents an impact statement and/or
suggests direction for future research. (15
marks)

Writing Style and Format (25
marks)

·
Paragraphs are unified, developed, and
coherent, with transitions between ideas. Sentences are grammatically correct;
words are chosen for accuracy and impact. The writing follows the conventions
of spelling and mechanics (punctuation, etc.) (15 marks)

·
The format follows the APA documentation
style accurately and consistently. (10
marks)

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