Political science


Placing emphasis on liberal political ideas, concisely sketch the evolution of the political ideologies of liberalism,

conservatism, and nationalism from the Age of Enlightenment to the late Nineteenth Century.

Reference some significant contributions made by individual political thinkers and actors.All students will write a

research mini-paper of a minimum of 1000 and a maximum of 1250 words. In writing your essay, it is important to remember

that your intended “audience” is not the instructor, but rather another first or second year University student who has

no previous background in this topic. Be careful, then, to explain all your terms and concepts, making no assumption that

the reader is already
conversant in your subject.

Students will focus their research by working outwards from your course lecture notes (do not cite) and your textbook’s

required readings as set out in the course outline. Students must also consult and

reference relevant academic commentary from at least 4 (four) additional, appropriate scholarly sources(scholarly

journals, monographs, textbooks.) Students are reminded that approximately 20 supplementary texts relevant to various

aspects of our curriculum have been placed on two hour reserve in the Library
under PSCI 1100 – http://catalogue.library.carleton.ca/search/r

Bibliographies and footnotes are necessary, and a proper citation format must be employed. See Kate L Turabian, A manual

for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations: Chicago style for students and researchers. Chicago:

University of Chicago Press. This widely-used manual can be consulted at the Library 2nd Floor Research Desk – LB2369 .T8

2007 – or can be purchased in ebook or paperback versions. Students may also find web-based citation managers like

EndNote Basic, Zotero, or Mendeley to be of assistance.


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