Complete a 500 word essay on whether you believe the US and Iran are heading towards more confrontation, or whether accommodation is possible. Using course materials (lecture, readings, videos) explain why, what is the path to either outcome, what are the stumbling blocks, risks or benefits for either option. You must cite at minimum 4 of the course materials, your readings, lectures, and videos (give the minute(s) you are referencing). The chapter from your text (Global Issues 2021) must be one of the four sources you use.
Content and Development: 5 points
For the full 5 points: Your position must be clearly stated and well developed (with specific and pertinent details -examples- (*no digression) that accurately support your position); to the point, effective and clear! *Examples (evidence to back your main ideas) must be carefully examined: The evidence provided must be accurate, precise, and relevant. Facts and opinions are stated and clearly distinguished.
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Organization: 3 points
For the full 3 points: The essay must be clearly focused, organized and demonstrating a coherent progression of ideas.
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Language and Grammatical Conventions: 2 points
For the full 2 points: The choice of language (wording) and sentence structure must be precise and purposeful; demonstrating a command of the language. Your essay must be free of most mechanical errors, and any citations must be properly formatted. Take time to outline your thoughts and Never submit a first draft as your final paper.
Supporting Materials and Citations: 2 points
To earn the full 2 points: You must refer to the assigned readings to substantiate your position. Your citations must be used to make your point. Use endnotes (not footnotes, or in-text citations – the body of your work, excluding endnotes should be 500 words). Refer to Kate Turabian/Chicago Style manual for proper citation: http://www.press.uchicago.edu/books/turabian/turabian_citationguide.html
Remember to provide the (minute(s)) when referencing videos/recordings.