Below is the breakdown of the grade percentages and expectations.
|Class Participation||30%||Students are expected to be in class on time every day, stay engaged, and participate actively in class discussions. The instructor determines a class participation grade based on the quantity and quality of student participation in class, completion of all assignments in a timely manner, and current events reviews on your countries of responsibility. The instructor may give partial credit for late assignments on a case-by- case basis based on a discussion with the individual.|
|PMESII-PT EXSUM Paper||30%||Students will write an EXSUM paper on the assigned countries to demonstrate their knowledge of the PMESII-PT system of systems analysis (SoSA). Students will decide their thesis topic within the first five days of the course, but will be able to make minor adjustments as their thesis develops. Template and rubric for the EXSUM paper will be available to the students via Blackboard and in class.|
|Individual Briefing||10%||Students are required to conduct an individual briefing (5 to 8 minutes) on the topics covered by their EXSUM paper. A PowerPoint presentation is strongly recommended, and keep in mind that this brief is practice for your final presentation. PowerPoint template and rubric will be available to the students via Blackboard and in class.|
|Final Team Brief||30%||
This briefing will be based on a PMESII-PT SoSA and
reflect a rigorous analysis of an issue in a country
selected by you/your team and approved by the instructor.
The briefing is not a country brief; it is to be an
analysis of an issue in a PACOM country using PMESII-PT
as a tool for analysis. The brief will present the main
points of your analysis, using a standardized briefing
format that is posted to the course Blackboard site. You
must consider the implications of the issue you analyze
for US national security. The team briefing final score
has three main components:
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