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You are tasked with composing a country briefing of the country you select (you will identify your selection which will be designated during class discussion) and reflects the point of view of your country.

Country Briefing Research Paper:
You are tasked with composing a country briefing of the country you select (you will identify your selection
which will be designated during class discussion) and reflects the point of view of your country.
The country briefing will depict the following geographic components of your country:
Geographical aspects
Physical Geography of the country
Historical Geography of the country (highlight key events that shaped the country that we know today)
Cultural Geography of the country
Political Geography of the country
Economic Geography of the country
Environmental Aspects
Climate
Global Climate Change
Sustainability
Challenges
Population
Migratory Patterns
Development
Poverty
Inequality and Justice
Human Development
For country inspiration and further research, please refer to:
Paul Collier’s The Bottom Billion and Fred Shelley’s Nation Shapes (our course texts should be included and
referenced)
Global Issues in Context database through the Lynn library (use your Lynn credentials to access)
Newspapers like the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal (you can set up free accounts using the links
from the Lynn library and using your Lynn credentials), and additional newspapers like BBCNews.
Country Briefings should be five pages in length and contain a minimum of five sources.
Sources for this country briefing should include your textbooks by Shelley and Collier as well as one academic
journal and can also include a variety of additional sources like: the UN, current articles gathered from
newspapers and any scholarly sources. Additionally, you may choose to complete one interview with a Lynn
student from the country or region in consideration (perhaps via Zoom or other online platform or on the phone
to ensure social distancing). However, an interview is not required. We will discuss interview techniques and
questions in class.
Please refer to the Lynn Library for either APA citation (for non-Political Science majors) or Chicago Style
citation (for Political Science majors) for proper citation and References format. The essay will be formatted in
either APA style (for non-Political Science majors) or Chicago Style (for Political Science majors) as a “student
paper” in Calibri 11 font, with a minimum of 5 academic sources (two should be our course textbooks by Collier
and Shelley).:
In addition to the Lynn citation-style links embedded above, you also have Purdue OWL’s online writing lab link
to citation style.

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