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The paper should be submitted to: email@example.com Deadline: 24.05.2010 The final paper consists of critical interpretation of a book: Daphne Berdahl. Where the World Ended: Re-Unification and Identity in the German Borderland. (University of California Press, 1999). The paper should contain 3000 words (there is a tolerance from 2800 to 3200 words). The paper has to contain (a) a short recapitulation of a core ideas of a book, (b) an interpretation of these core ideas grounded in a wider theoretical context, and (c) a critical commentary based on a secondary literature.
The final paper must follow the classic format: (a) The paper has a specific title related to its content and main thesis. Students put their name under the title. (b) The first part provides an introduction to the main thesis of the paper. (c) Then, in the main part of the paper, arguments and counterarguments are developed and illustrative examples and evidence for and against them are provided. (d) Finally, it restates the main thesis in the conclusion. (e) The paper ends with bibliography in ASA citation format.(http://www.calstatela.edu/library/bi/rsalina/asa.styleguide.html)
Plagiarism is a serious academic offence and will constitute grounds for failing the course. Generally, students are expected to use their own words and develop their own arguments, but if they do borrow ideas or words from someone else, this must be acknowledged. All direct quotes must be in quotation marks. Both direct quotes and ideas from someone else that are paraphrased must be associated with a precise bibliographic reference in ASA citation format that in addition includes page numbers! Students can be asked by instructors to provide an evidence of their reading of all texts that are included in the bibliography.
Written exam (Only for 15 ECTS students)
The exam will last 90 minutes. Student will answer 3 questions writing short essays based on the following books:
Verdery, Katherine. What was socialism, and what comes next? Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996. (298 pages)
Brubaker, Rogers. Nationalism reframed :nationhood and the national question in the new Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. (202 pages)
Laitin, David D. Identity in formation :the russian-speaking populations in the near abroad. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998. (417 pages)