Migration in the News The purpose of this assignment is for you to make connecti

Admin/ July 13, 2022/ Other

Migration in the News
The purpose of this assignment is for you to make connections between current events and what we’ve learned about in class, using your new knowledge about forced migration to better understand what’s happening in the world today. You will also have an opportunity to teach your classmates what you’ve learned, helping to broaden all of our knowledge and awareness about pressing issues facing forced migrants today.
1. Find a news article written in 2022 that focuses on the topic forced migration: refugees, asylum seekers, and/or trafficking.
2. Write a short paper that analyzes how the issues in the article relate to what we’ve studied.
The paper should include the following:
An introduction that includes a thesis statement that previews the points you’ll make in your paper.
A brief summary of the situation described in the article (roughly one paragraph long; your whole paper should not be a summary)
Identify at least two points of connection between the news article and readings from class
For example, imagine you found an an article that discusses a recent case of attempted forced refoulement of refugees or asylum seekers. In this example, you would draw on our class readings to describe what refoulement is, explain why protection against refoulement is important, describe an example or two of when we’ve studied the issue of refoulement in history in this class, and then explain how this knowledge helps us understand the issue in the article today.
A conclusion where you recommend possible solutions to the issue in the article based on what we’ve studied in class.
The strongest recommendations will be rooted in a specific historical example. Using the example of refoulement, you could make a recommendation based on what worked (or didn’t) when Kenya tried to forcibly return Somali refugees in City of Thorns.
In class, you will share your analysis and findings with a small group of your classmates. You do not need to prepare a powerpoint or make a formal presentation.
This assignment is weighted to be worth 20% of your grade. See the rubric below.
Nitty-Gritty Paper Details
Size 12 font, 1″ margins
Recommended length: 2-3 pages double-spaced
You must include citations whenever you directly quote or summarize a reading or a lecture. Use the following format for in-text citations:
Books and articles: (LastName, pg#)
Lectures (Dr. Walter, “Lecture Name,” Date)
Newspaper Article (“Shortened Title”)
Bibliography using Chicago Style
You can find information about how to format your bibliography entries according to Chicago style here: https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide/citation-guide-1.html (Links to an external site.)
View Rubric

Share this Post