Religious extremism is the prime reason for terrorist violence. so i am writing against that. ssessment #1 - Critical analysis A Critical analysis: Reflects critically. That is, it asks serious, detailed, important and crucial questions about a topic in order to be analytical. Evaluates what the writer is saying. It looks for the positive and negative elements, that is, the strengths and weaknesses in a writer’s views. Asks questions about underlying assumptions (your own and the authors you read), including any controversies surrounding the topic. Offers sound reasons as to why one might accept a position or disagree with it. Please watch: 'Critical Thinking' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OLPL5p0fMg Structure of a Critical Analysis: 1. Introduction – states the work to be analysed and includes a brief statement that summarises your overall evaluation of the work to be critiqued, that is your argument. 2. Critical Analysis – summarises and questions the key points the author is making, drawing out a strength (one point you agree with) and a weakness (one point you disagree with) in their position. 3. Conclusion – restate your evaluation of the author’s ideas as part of your argument. Read the stories in the following article: Goldberg, Mark, 2017, ‘11 Stories that Will Drive the Global Agenda in 2017,’ 2 January 2017, UN Dispatch, Available at http://www.undispatch.com/11-stories-will-drive-global-agenda-2017/ Choose one story. Critically analyse why the story is significant for international relations. Employ academic standards including Harvard author-date citations and a Reference List. Include in your Reference List the article and at least two other academic references (not including the textbook - chapters from the textbook may be cited but you also need two additional sources). Make it clear which story you are using. Assessment #2 - Debate 'Structured debates for international relations courses represent a synthesis of ... active teaching methods ...They draw on the role-playing dynamics of simulations, the narrative foundation of the case method, and a system for debate and critical analysis grounded in the argumentation literature' (Lantis 2004: 122). The following resources give some useful information about debating, but there are many more you can find from the internet: https://www.debatingsa.com.au/Schools-Competition/Documents/Debating-An-Introduction-For-Beginners.pdf http://www.nflonline.org/uploads/Main/IntroductiontoLDDebateOnlineText.pdf This assessment has two components associated with one debate topic for each student: a 6-8 minute presentation of the paper in tutorials (for Internal students) or uploading the position paper to the tutorial website within 24 hours of the tutorial opening (for External students) + further participation in the debate (including rebuttals) (equivalent to 600 words, worth 15% total grade); and a 1,200 word debate position paper to be submitted after the presentation and to be assessed (worth 20% total grade). Each debate will have approximately 6 formal presenters, who will form teams to debate either in favour or against the proposition. Once the study period begins you will be able to choose your presentation topic through the Learnonline course website. If you have not chosen a topic by Week 4 your tutor may choose a topic for you. You will be assessed independently but you are encouraged to cooperate with the fellow presenters on your team prior to the tutorial to maximise the coordination of your arguments. In preparing your 1,200 word position paper (the paper which sets out your arguments and is assessed) you are expected to: READ WIDELY from academic and other sources. Your paper should set out your arguments logically, ideally using the Harvard author-date referencing system eg (Smith 2014: 67), including a full Reference List, and should include several original academic references in addition to the textbook. The written position paper must be in an essay format (introduction, clear analysis, argument and conclusion). Your tutor is available for student consultations and the Study Support website has a wide range of resources available - http://w3.unisa.edu.au/study-skills/index.html. All students must undertake one presentation and submit one written paper during the course drawn from the following debate topics: Week 8 Proposition: Inequality in society makes human development more difficult to achieve. Week 9 Proposition: Religious extremism is the prime reason for terrorist violence. Week 10 Proposition: Asylum seekers who arrive in Australia by boat should never be allowed to settle here.