Three topics

HI/POL 250, Fall 2011

Assignment #3: Three possible topics

Due Tuesday, September 27, 8 a.m. Bring your topics to class, printed out.

Describe three possible topics for your research paper. Choose topics from the list of political transitions posted here. Write one paragraph about each topic. Each paragraph should have at least one meaningful statement about each of the following questions:
  • What happened? 
  • What was the political system like before and after the change? 
  • What kinds of resources would you use to explore why the change happened when it did? 

You do not need to cite specific sources, and you do not need to go to the library. Web-based searches (e.g. Wikipedia) are okay for this assignment.

The purpose of this assignment is to get you to think about possible topics and anticipate what sources you might need for them.