A. Write an essay (suggested length of 5–7 pages) in which you explain the characteristics of the nation-state and transnational entities. You will do the following:
1. Describe the characteristics of the modern nation-state.
a. Describe one example (other than the United States) for each of the following categories:
2. Explain how the United States fits the criteria of and functions as a modern nation-state.
a. Discuss one example for how the U.S. government or American society fosters each attribute of how the United States government and American society work to foster these attributes:
• Fixed territory
• Common culture
b. Describe two examples of foreign policy objectives for the United States.
3. Outline the major historical events and interests during the twentieth century that led to the creation of the European Union.
a. Summarize the major historical events (e.g., motivations, dates, organizations, treaties, and interests) during the twentieth century that led to the creation of the European Union.
b. Identify the major institutions and significant nations that make up the European Union.
c. Explain the contemporary function of the European Union.
d. Describe two examples of foreign policy objectives for the European Union.
4. Using the United States and the European Union as examples, do the following:
a. Analyze how nation-states and transnational entities engage in foreign policy to achieve their interests.
b. Analyze the consequences of this interaction for international politics.
A. Analyze a selected topic from a social scientific perspective by doing the following
(suggested length of 5–7 pages ):
1. Explain the significance of a suitable question, which you have formulated, for social
2. Analyze three research problems (i.e., subordinate questions) that will help answer
the social scientific question that you have formulated.
a. Explain the social scientific analysis required for each of the three research
3. Consider the extent to which your chosen topic question can be examined by the
application of the scientific method by doing the following:
a. Discuss the scientific method as understood in the natural or physical sciences.
b. Compare the research methods required for your formulated question (from part
A2a) to the scientific method as understood in the natural or physical sciences
(from part A3a).
c. Discuss whether a social science perspective must rely on t
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