Assignment 1 The Social Impact of Population Growth (110 points)
The United Nations has hired you to be a consultant on global issues and one of the challenges is assessing the impact of population growth. There is no question that the world population will grow dramatically in the next decade throughout the world. The UN is working to understand the impact that population growth has on society, specifically in developing countries. Your first project is to develop a white paper (a synonym for assessment used in diplomatic circles) on three issues related to the population growth faced by one of these countries. Read the brief assessment below and answer the three questions below.
The worlds population is expanding at such a rate that some natural resources are being stripped from the environment. This assignment deals with how global institutions are working to prevent the loss of these resources and the consequences of not having access to them.
For your white paper, research the impact of population growth on society and write a minimum of four pages assessing this impact, citing at least five credible sources in your research. As you compose your paper, review the United Nations list of developing countries (available on the United Nations website) and select one country to use as an example throughout your assessment. Please include:
A cover page with your name, title of course, date, and the name of your instructor.
A one-half page introduction.
A middle section that is numbered and divided into three one-page sections. Each of these sections should answer one of the following questions:
What are greenhouse gases? How do they contribute to global warming?
What kinds of economic, security, political, and other challenges do these emissions pose to the people of the developing world, and who are the biggest offenders?
Is there any way to control the growth of population on a global level?
A one-half page conclusion.
This makes it a minimum total of four pages.
Cite at least five credible sources excluding Wikipedia, dictionaries and encyclopedias for your assessment.
For a brief list of resources for this assignment, please see the end of the course guide.
Assignment 1 The Social Impact of Population Growth
Meets Minimum Expectations
Below 60% F
Defined greenhouse gases and their connection to global warming
Exceeded expectations in explaining the connection between greenhouse gases and global warming
Proficiently explained the connection between greenhouse gases and global warming
Defined greenhouse gases and global warming but did not fully explain the connection between the two
Defined greenhouse gases and global warming but did not explain sufficiently connection between the two
Did not define or connect greenhouse gases and global warming
Explained economic, security and political challenges that emissions pose to the developing world. Listed the major offenders
Exceeded expectations in explaining challenges emissions pose to the economy, security and politics to those in the developing world
Proficiently explained challenges emissions pose to the economy, security and politics to those in the developing world
Explained the challenges emissions pose to the economy, security and politics to the people in the developing world
Did not sufficiently explain challenges emissions pose to the economy, security and politics to those in the developing world
Did not explain the challenges emissions pose to the economy, security and politics to those in the developing world
Included an opening paragraph and a conclusion for this section of the whitepaper
Included a well thought out opening statement and a conclusion
Included a sufficient opening and conclusion.
Did not sufficiently include either the opening statement or conclusion
Missed writing either the opening statement or a conclusion
Both the opening paragraph and conclusion are missing
Clarity, writing mechanics, syntax and formatting
More than 8 errors present
7-8 errors present
5-6 errors present
3-4 errors present
0-2 errors present
Cited at least five credible references
Majority are primary sources
Exceeds minimum reference requirement
Meets minimum reference requirement
Properly references citations used in the assessment but does not reference at least five citations
Does not properly reference citations used in the assessment
Does not reference any citations in the assessment