Essay 4 Prompt Texts · “TRANSFORMING BORDER GEOGRAPHIES IN A MOBILE AGE”
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Essay 4 Prompt
GEOGRAPHIES IN A MOBILE AGE” by Gabriel Popescu
“A World without
Borders Makes Economic Sense” by Michael Clemens
“A World without
Border” by Stefany Anne Golberg
Your essay should have an original title, use 12 pt Times New
Roman Font, and be double spaced. This essay will be approximately 7-10
pages, and any essays that do not meet the requirement will lose points.
Create a properly formatted works cited page, and correctly use in-text
For this essay, you must use 6-10 outside sources for support.
You are welcome to use texts from previous weeks, but these do not
count as outside sources. If appropriate, you can include a source you have
cited in a previous essay.
You must have a variety of sources, including AT LEAST:
3 sources from the
college library databases
1 credible online
1 credible media
source, such as a video, podcast, work of art, etc.
For this essay, you will apply conceptual and theoretical
frameworks in a research-based essay. Analyze a controversial topic
related to the theme of borders using issues raised by the texts we
have discussed. Use additional research to articulate your understanding of the
issue/topic, position yourself in the critical conversations about this aspect
of borders, and make clear the larger significance of your argument,
exploration, and analyses. You must use relevant strategies of argument to
support your positions, and you may use REVISED portions of other
essays from this class.
To effectively approach this topic, you must come up with a
critical question about borders that can be answered through analyzing multiple
readings, images, and videos used in this class. A good research question might
look like the following:
To what degree do
strong borders improve national security?
How do immigrant
artists in America portray the concept of borders, and what impact does this
Would open borders
positively impact the world’s economy?
Here are some interesting places to begin your research:
The Conversation – Articles on Open borders (Links to an external site.)
Open Borders: The Case (Links to an external
Immigration – Pros and Cons (Links to an external