The course grade is based on the following assessments:
Discussion Forums – 20 percent
Each week, a discussion 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 two 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.
Research Question, Purpose Statement, and Literature Review Exercise – 15 percent
The components of this assignment include a research question, a purpose statement, and a literature review of at least six sources, two of which must be peer-reviewed. The specific research question should relate to a contemporary issue (post 1991) about airpower and not a paper about a historical issue about airpower. 3-4 pages.
Research Paper – 35 percent
Adding to the 3-4 page assignment in Week Two, the research paper should be at least 10 additional pages of analysis of your topic, not including the cover page, the reference list, and any appendices.
Final Assignment – 30 percent
This assignment is a take-home essay assignment in which the student answers 3 of 4 questions, 2-3 pages each, to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory.