Second Short Paper- Causes and Expressions of Islamophobia

Second Short Paper- Causes and Expressions of Islamophobia

-Second Short Paper (6 pages): The paper should either compare the causes and expressions of Islamophobia in two states or compare the policies of the Russian state towards its Muslim citizens to that of a Western liberal democracy. Students need to use at least 5 academic sources in writing this paper.

Students’ papers will be assessed according to the following criteria:


-Organization (30%):


-Title page: should include the title of the paper, student’s name and ID number, and course title.

-Introduction: should state the purpose of the paper, highlight the research question and the thesis statement, and an overview of the remainder sections of the paper.

-Literature review/Contexts: provides an overview of the different positions while showing its strengths and weaknesses and relates them to the student’s argument.

-Method/Approach: in this section students should explain the approach or method used in trying to answer the research question.

-Bibliography: lists the sources used in writing the paper






Delivery (20%):


-Students should express their ideas in a coherent and clear manner. They should avoid too many simple grammar and spelling mistakes by running a spelling and grammar check before submitting their paper. Students can also consult the writing center.

Content (50%):


The focus here will be primarily on students’ analyses and arguments and to a lesser degree on the background information.