Trace the evolution of your profession (or another chosen profession), field of study, or branch of service, starting in the
Cold War era and continuing all the way to the present, globalized world.
As you begin gathering research, make sure to consider important social, political, and economic movements, as well as
Civil Rights struggles, that have impacted the profession you chose to write about.
You must include, but are not limited to, the following, and how they impact your chosen profession, field of study, or
branch of service:
Major themes from Cold War era;
Themes or movements of the Civil Rights era; and
Challenges and opportunities of the present, globalized economy, including the realms of terrorism and
Your final product should be a minimum of one page in length. You are required to use a minimum of two reputable
sources, which must be cited and referenced in APA style, one of which must come from the America: History and Life
with Full Text database located within the CSU Online Library.
Encyclopedias (online or print), message boards, or any source that can be amended without educated review, such as
Wikipedia, are not considered appropriate. Failure to use appropriate resources or resources that are available in the CSU
Online Library can lead to deductions. Librarians are available to help you if you should need assistance with your
The application of the APA writing style shall be practical, functional, and appropriate to each academic level, with the
primary purpose being the documentation (citation) of sources. CSU requires that students use APA style for certain
papers and projects. Students should always carefully read and follow assignment directions and review the associated
grading rubric when available. Students can find CSU’s Citation Guide in the myCSU Student Portal by clicking on the
“Citation Resources” link in the “Learning Resources” area. This document includes examples and sample papers and
provides information on how to contact the CSU Success Center.
This course utilizes analytic grading rubrics as tools for your professor in assigning grades for all learning activities. Each
rubric serves as a guide that communicates the expectations of the learning activity and describes the criteria for each
level of achievement. In addition, a rubric is a reference tool that lists evaluation criteria and can help you organize your
efforts to meet the requirements of that learning activity. It is imperative for you to familiarize yourself with these rubrics
because these are the primary tools your professor uses for assessing learning activities.