POL 355 POL355 Week 5 Discussions
POL 355 Week 5 Discussions 1-2
DQ1. The North-South Gap. Before you begin, you will want to complete the Quick Review Questions for Chapters 12, 13, & 14. These activities are designed to ensure that you have a solid understanding of the key concepts. You can access the Quick Review Questions through the Multimedia Library link in the left- hand navigation menu, in your online classroom.
This week, you were able to assume the roles of a foreign market analyst, a refugee, and an Ethiopian coffee farmer. Through each of these simulations, you were exposed to different aspects that are all related to “The North-South Gap.” Using the course text, your experiences in the simulations, and assigned resources, contrast and compare the differences in levels of development, protection of human rights, and environmental conditions between the Global North (Developed countries) and the Global South (Developing countries). Utilize the videos from Chapters 12, 13, & 14 as well as the News Review to support your argument.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. In your responses, consider if others seemed to have different experiences than you as they went through all of the simulations. Did this cause them to come to a different conclusion? Does their argument make you rethink your original position?
DQ2. The Future of the Gap. In Discussion 1, you discussed the North-South Gap as it exists in present day. During the discussion, you probably realized that creating fair and balanced international development, safeguarding human rights, and protecting the global environment are all major concerns most international leaders share today. As you have been learning from your papers throughout this course, there is always a need to look towards the future, and many disagreements exist over how to effectively tackle these impending challenges today and tomorrow. How should global leaders address these future concerns? Will the gaps widen or narrow? Select a scenario from the National Intelligence Council’s publication Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds and briefly discuss how international development, human rights, and the global environment will change, as postulated by the scenario you selected. Discuss positive and/or negative impacts to international development, human rights, and the global environment, and if the gaps between states will widen or close. Utilize specific examples from the News Review section as well as any videos from the course.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.