The objectives of the debate paper are for students to engage with at least two different ideologies on a current debate topic. A list of potential topics is given below and from there, the students have to choose two different ideologies to assess this topic. For example: legalizing all types of drugs and two ideologies to look at this topic could be conservatism and multiculturalism.
Is death penalty justifiable?
Once you have chosen your topic, you need to do some research! What information can you find on this topic? Also, you will need to identify two ideologies (it can be variants of ideologies) to analyze (or, if you prefer, from which you will answer the question raised by the topic). It can be
any two ideologies, just make sure when you choose them that you can relate them to the topic (through the core themes or values of the ideology, for example).
Now that you have chosen your topic and ideologies, you have to write a 4-5 pages paper (double-spaced, Times New Roman, font 12, margins 2.5cm) in which you will include the following:
a) an introduction where you introduce the topic and tell me what are the ideologies (at least 2) that you have chosen
b) a general presentation of the arguments for each of the ideologies chosen (this would require you to write several paragraphs)
c) a brief conclusion to what you think is the best ideology to analyze the issue and why d) a reference list including at least 3 academic references (one of which has to be your textbook). By academic references, we mean books or articles published in peer-reviewed journals. Referencing must be done using APA style.
The debate paper is worth 15%. The debate paper is due onAugust 9th. The rubric used for the debate will be the following: