There are three written assignments for the course. They are each described below.
First Writing Assignment
- A 5–7 page paper worth 20% of your grade. This paper will be on an assigned topic and will analyze various theoretical frameworks used to understand capitalism.
Second Writing Assignment
- A second 5–7 page paper is worth 20% of the grade.
Final Writing Assignment
- The final written assignment is a 10 page research paper on a topic of your choosing that relates to the 2008 financial crisis. The paper is worth 40% of your final grade. Each student will also give a brief 10 minute presentation on his or her final paper topic in class and then lead class discussion for 5 minutes. The oral presentation and participation in class discussion will count for 20% of your grade.
Students in this course worked with tutors from the MIT Writing Center. These resources may help you in your own writing. Both documents are courtesy of Diane Hendrix.