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  • Assignment 1: The Effects of War and Peace on Foreign Aid
    Due Week 4 and worth 200 points

Use the Internet to research one (1) developing nation of your choice. Your research should include an examination of the effects that war and peace have on the distribution of foreign aid, as well as the material covered by the Webtext and lectures in Weeks 1 through 3.

Write a three to four (3-4) page research paper in which you:

  1. Assess the positive and negative effects that peace and war, respectively, have on the distribution of foreign aid in the developing country that you have selected. Support your response with concrete examples of each of the results that you have cited.
  2. Analyze the specific actions that the leadership of the selected country has taken, through the use of its foreign aid from donor nations and international lending institutions, to relieve the severe problems caused by warfare.
  3. Discuss whether or not the extension of foreign aid has successfully reduced poverty and the incidence of warfare in the selected country. Support your response with examples.
  4. Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia, blogs, and other nonacademic websites do not qualify as academic resources. Approval of resources is at the instructor's discretion. Resources must also be within the last seven (7) years.  

When referencing the selected resources, please use the following format: 

  • Webtext Format:
  •  
    • Name of the author. Name of title. Retrieved from website url.
    •  
      • Example:

Soomo. Understanding Development [Webtext]. Retrieved from http://www.webtexts.com/courses/9218-cathey.

  • Lecture Format:
  •  
    • Name of the Author. Name of the lecture [lecture type]. Retrieved from lecture url.
    •  
      • Example:

Strayer University. (2013). Understanding Development [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from /bbcswebdav/institution/SOC/300/1136/Week1/lecture/story.html.

  • Internet Resources:
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    • Author's Name. (Date of publication). Title of the resource. Retrieved from website url.
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      • Example:

Wuestewald, Eric. (2014). Portraits of people living on a dollar a day. Retrieved from http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2014/04/living-on-a-dollar-a-day-photos-renee-byer-thomas-nazario.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze how funding in the form of aid, investment, and loans moves from industrialized nations to the developing world to alleviate the problems caused by warfare.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in sociology of developing countries.
  • Write clearly and concisely about sociology of developing countries using proper writing mechanics

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 200

Assignment 1: The Effects of War and Peace on Foreign Aid

Criteria

 

Unacceptable
Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations
60-69% D

 

Fair
70-79% C

 

Proficient
80-89% B

 

Exemplary
90-100% A

1. Assess the positive and negative effects that peace and war, respectively, have on the distribution of foreign aid in the developing country that you have selected. Support your response with concrete examples of each of the results that you cited. Weight: 20%

Did not assess the positive and negative effects that peace and war, respectively, have on the distribution of foreign aid in the developing country that you have selected. Did not support your response with concrete examples of each of the results that you cited.

Insufficiently assessed the positive and negative effects that peace and war, respectively, have on the distribution of foreign aid in the developing country that you have selected. Insufficiently supported your response with concrete examples of each of the results that you cited.

Partially assessed the positive and negative effects that peace and war, respectively, have on the distribution of foreign aid in the developing country that you have selected. Partially supported your response with concrete examples of each of the results that you cited.

Satisfactorily assessed the positive and negative effects that peace and war, respectively, have on the distribution of foreign aid in the developing country that you have selected. Satisfactorily supported your response with concrete examples of each of the results that you cited.

Thoroughly assessed the positive and negative effects that peace and war, respectively, have on the distribution of foreign aid in the developing country that you have selected. Thoroughly supported your response with concrete examples of each of the results that you cited.

2. Analyze the specific actions that the leadership of the selected country has taken, through the use of its foreign aid from donor nations and international lending institutions, to relieve the severe problems caused by warfare. Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely analyzed the specific actions that the leadership of the selected country has taken, through the use of its foreign aid from donor nations and international lending institutions, to relieve the severe problems caused by warfare.

Insufficiently analyzed the specific actions that the leadership of the selected country has taken, through the use of its foreign aid from donor nations and international lending institutions, to relieve the severe problems caused by warfare.

Partially analyzed the specific actions that the leadership of the selected country has taken, through the use of its foreign aid from donor nations and international lending institutions, to relieve the severe problems caused by warfare.

Satisfactorily analyzed the specific actions that the leadership of the selected country has taken, through the use of its foreign aid from donor nations and international lending institutions, to relieve the severe problems caused by warfare.

Thoroughly analyzed the specific actions that the leadership of the selected country has taken, through the use of its foreign aid from donor nations and international lending institutions, to relieve the severe problems caused by warfare.

3. Discuss whether or not the extension of foreign aid has successfully reduced poverty and the incidence of warfare in the selected country. Support your response with examples. Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely discussed whether or not the extension of foreign aid has successfully reduced poverty and the incidence of warfare in the selected country. Did not submit or incompletely supported your response with examples.

Insufficiently discussed whether or not the extension of foreign aid has successfully reduced poverty and the incidence of warfare in the selected country. Insufficiently supported your response with examples.

Partially discussed whether or not the extension of foreign aid has successfully reduced poverty and the incidence of warfare in the selected country. Partially supported your response with examples.

Satisfactorily discussed whether or not the extension of foreign aid has successfully reduced poverty and the incidence of warfare in the selected country. Satisfactorily supported your response with examples.

Thoroughly discussed whether or not the extension of foreign aid has successfully reduced poverty and the incidence of warfare in the selected country. Thoroughly supported your response with examples.

4. Writing / Support for Ideas

Weight: 6%

Never uses reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Rarely uses reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Partially uses reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Mostly uses reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Consistently uses reasons and evidence that logically support ideas. 

5. Writing / Grammar and Mechanics

Weight: 6%

Serious and persistent errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Numerous errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Partially free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Mostly free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Consistently free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

6. Writing and Information Literacy / Integration of Sources

Weight: 6%

Serious errors in the integration of sources, such as intentional or accidental plagiarism or failure to use     in-text citations.

Sources are rarely integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, using in-text citations.

Sources are partially integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, using in-text citations.

Sources are mostly integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, using in-text citations.

Sources are consistently integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, using in-text citations.

7. Information Literacy / Crediting Sources in APA

Weight: 6%

Lack of citations and / or lack of reference section and / or citations don’t correspond to listed references.

In-text citations and references are given, but not in APA format.

Partially shows correct (or approximately correct) use of in-text citations, with matching references using APA format.

Mostly shows correct use of in-text citations with matching references using APA format.

Consistently shows correct use of In-text citations with matching references using APA format.

8. Information Literacy / Research

Weight: 6%

Quantity and / or quality of sources are unacceptable

Too few references and / or references are of poor quality

Number of sources is less than expected and/or the quality of sources is questionable. 

Number of sources is sufficient and the quality of sources is mostly good. 

Number of sources is sufficient and the quality of sources is good. 

 

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