Group Assignment 1

Group Task  1


In Class Presentations: Week 7 (10/13/2015)


Grade: 15 Marks


Time: 15 – 20 Minutes


Groups 1 – 2 will focus on chapters 3 & 4 from the text book and present to the class how ‘power’ has become significant in global governance. The group can look at changing global order, who has power and how power transmit in global relations, the importance of great powers such as the United States or discuss the role and function of  international institutions/organizations from UN, EU.

Further reference:


Groups 3 – 4 will focus on chapters 5 & 14 from the text book and discuss the challenges of ‘US leadership’ in global governance you can take theoretical standpoints (how realism explains or not explain or how liberalism does the same) as well as elaborate on the examples the two chapters provide or use cases such as the UN or EU, for your presentation.

Further reference:

You are encouraged to use some outside resources, do some individual research; you can structure the presentation as a case study or use a thematic approach.


Grading Rubric


Criteria Quality
(5/5) (4/5) (3or2/5) (1 or 0/5)
Quality of Outline/ content (5 marks) The content is very relevant for the strengthening of your argument and clearly structured The content is relevant for the argument and well structured The content is not that relevant to the argument The content and the argument have no connection
Engaging Key themes(5 marks) The presentation engages with the theme where the group demonstrate important insights from readings The presentation engages with the key theme but not critically engaging with the readings The presentation does not clearly engage with the key theme but refer to some readings The presentation lacks clarity and focus and do not clearly link with the readings
Analysis and Making connections(5 marks) The group makes a clear argument and provides a clear analysis to the theme The argument is clear, the analysis lacks depth The argument is clear but no clear analysis Both the argument and analysis lacks clarity