American University Unit 3 Un

As an employee of a company that is considering investing in a foreign economy, you have been asked to research a country and make a presentation to your colleagues about an area of economic concern in the country.

  • Select a country in Africa, Asia, or Latin America to research.
  • Select 1 of the following economic concerns to research:
    • Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
    • Unemployment
    • Inflation
    • Quantities of specific goods and services
    • Exports and imports
  • Research data sets for the one economic concern within the country that you have chosen.
  • Write a 5-page report, and answer the following questions:
    • What are 2–3 relationships between the economic concern you selected and that specific country’s economy?
    • Support your discussion of the trends with statistical evidence.
      • Use graphs and/or data tables of the variables you chose in the discussion.
    • What trends do you see in the data sets? Please explain.
    • Cite all of your sources and include a reference list

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Grading Criteria

Grading Criteria Proficient Descriptor Points
Identifies country and economic concern • Introduces the selected country in Africa, Asia, or Latin America
• Identifies one economic concern within the target country; such as gross domestic product (GDP), unemployment, inflation, quantities of specific goods and services, or exports and imports.
25
Economic Concern • Describes the economic concern that is occurring in the target country. (10 points)
• Discusses 2-3 relationships between the economic concern and the target country’s economy. (20 points)
• Utilizes graphs and/or data tables from credible sources to document the economic concern. (10 points)
40
Interpretation and Analysis • Explains trends noted in the data sets regarding the economic concern.
• Uses graphs, tables and statistical evidence to present economic data
40
Organization • Sequences information logically to enhance understanding of one economic concern in a country. Uses clear topic sentences to state the focus of each section. Uses transitions to connect key points.
• Specifies facts, examples, and vocabulary relevant to the intended audience.
15

Format

• Provides a 5 page paper that is double-spaced, and includes a title page, reference page, running head, and page numbers. The title page and reference page are not counted in the length of 5 pages for the paper. 10

Credibility

• Utilizes credible information sources (a minimum of 2) that are clearly identified, properly cited, and referenced using APA Style. 10

Grammar & Mechanics

• Sentences are clear, well-articulated, and free from grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors. 10
Total 150

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