Assignment 1: The Cold War and U.S. Diplomacy

·        Week 5 Assignment 1 

Due 8/5/17 2200 Central Time

 

Assignment 1: The Cold War and U.S. Diplomacy

 

Due Week 5 and worth 135 points

 

Select one president from the table, “Presidents and Their ‘Doctrines,’” in Roskin, Chapter 4.

 

 

 

Truman                         1945-1953

Eisenhower                   1953-1961

Kennedy                       1961-1963

Johnson                        1963-1969

Nixon                           1969-1974

Ford                             1974-1977

Carter                           1977-1981

Reagan                        1981-1989

 

 

 

Then write a 3-5 page paper on the doctrine that president used according to Roskin. Your research must include at least four (4) credible sources, apart from your textbook. Your paper must address the following:

 

1.     Summarize a situation that required U.S. diplomatic efforts during the president’s time in office.

 

2.     Explicate the diplomatic doctrine the president followed, with reference to specific actions or events that occurred.

 

3.     Describe the effects of these diplomatic efforts for the U.S. and other countries.

 

4.     Assess, in conclusion, the advantages and disadvantages of the particular doctrine that was followed.

 

5.     Cite at least four (4) reputable sources in addition to the textbook, not including Wikipedia, encyclopedias, or dictionaries.

 

Your assignment must:

 

·        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:

 

·        Identify the cultural, economic, and political context of information resources, and interpret information in light of that context.

 

·        Use technology and information resources to research issues in international problems.

 

·        Write clearly and concisely about international problems 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: 135

Assignment 1: The Cold War and U.S. Diplomacy

Criteria  

Unacceptable

Below 60% F Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D  

Fair

70-79% C  

Proficient

80-89% B  

Exemplary

90-100% A 1. Summarize a situation that required U.S. diplomatic efforts during the president’s time in office.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely summarized a situation that required U.S. diplomatic efforts during the president’s time in office.

Insufficiently summarized a situation that required U.S. diplomatic efforts during the president’s time in office.

Partially summarized a situation that required U.S. diplomatic efforts during the president’s time in office.

Satisfactorily summarized a situation that required U.S. diplomatic efforts during the president’s time in office.

Thoroughly summarized a situation that required U.S. diplomatic efforts during the president’s time in office.

2. Explicate the diplomatic doctrine the president followed, with reference to specific actions or events that occurred.
Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely explicated the diplomatic doctrine the president followed, with reference to specific actions or events that occurred.

Insufficiently explicated the diplomatic doctrine the president followed, with reference to specific actions or events that occurred.

Partially explicated the diplomatic doctrine the president followed, with reference to specific actions or events that occurred.

Satisfactorily explicated the diplomatic doctrine the president followed, with reference to specific actions or events that occurred.

Thoroughly explicated the diplomatic doctrine the president followed, with reference to specific actions or events that occurred. 3. Describe the effects of these diplomatic efforts for the U.S. and other countries.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely described the effects of these diplomatic efforts for the U.S. and other countries.

Insufficiently described the effects of these diplomatic efforts for the U.S. and other countries.

Partially described the effects of these diplomatic efforts for the U.S. and other countries.

Satisfactorily described the effects of these diplomatic efforts for the U.S. and other countries.

Thoroughly described the effects of these diplomatic efforts for the U.S. and other countries. 4. Assess, in conclusion, the advantages and disadvantages of the particular doctrine that was followed.

Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely assessed, in conclusion, the advantages and disadvantages of the particular doctrine that was followed.

Insufficiently assessed, in conclusion, the advantages and disadvantages of the particular doctrine that was followed.

Partially assessed, in conclusion, the advantages and disadvantages of the particular doctrine that was followed.

Satisfactorily assessed, in conclusion, the advantages and disadvantages of the particular doctrine that was followed.

Thoroughly assessed, in conclusion, the advantages and disadvantages of the particular doctrine that was followed. 5. 4 References in addition to the textbook, not including Wikipedia, encyclopedias, or dictionaries

Weight: 5%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.

Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices. 6. Clarity and writing mechanics

Weight: 10%

More than 8 errors present

7-8 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present

 

 

 

 

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