State Political Culture
Purpose: The primary goal of this last weekly summative assignment is to explore one of the most important concepts in political science: political culture. In this final week, you will describe political culture and identify the ways in which political culture manifests in society.
Prepare: Review Chapters 14 and 15 in the course text and the following website: State and Local Political Culture. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Reflect: Political culture has an enormous impact at every level of politics; local, state, national, and international. How this culture manifests itself provides insights into the social, economic, and political structures, institutions, and actors of every political entity. The ability to identify, discuss, analyze, and evaluate how political culture impacts politics is an important skill that all political scientists must have in order to become a professional in their academic field of study.
Write: In your essay of at least 600 words, first describe the political cultures in two U.S states using State and Local Political Culture (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. as a guide. Next, compare the differences and similarities between the political cultures of the states you selected. Last, using real-world examples to support your arguments, explain how and why the political cultures of each state influence state policies.
The Week 5 Assignment: Must be at least 600 words (not including title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in Introduction to APA (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Must include a separate title page with the following: Title of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted Must use at least three appropriate sources: These should include State and Local Political Culture (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. website, the course text, and any of the required or recommended resources for this week You can also include additional resources found on the Ashford University Library website. The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement. Must include a conclusion that summarizes the main points and restates the thesis. Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.