The course grade is based on the following assessments:
Discussion Forums – 20 percent
Throughout all eight weeks, a discussion Forum question is provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to three or more classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.
Case Study Research Proposal– 20 percent
The components of this assignment support the case study submitted in Week 6. The student will identify a historic or modern threat to military, economic or political power which will be analyzed within a Case Study format. Develop a research question & hypothsis, a purpose statement, and identify a theoretical framework and research design used answer the research question. The proposal should be 4-5 pages in length. Due Sunday of week 2.
Case Study – 30 percent
Based on the approved research proposal in Week Two, conduct a case study that is 13-15 pages. The page length does not include the cover page, the reference list, and any appendices. Due Sunday of week 7.
Simulation – 30 percent
This assignment is a simulation. You will be required to complete 2, three page (single-spaced) essay questions at the end based on your decision making. Due Sunday of week 8 but can be submitted early.