iscussion and you will spend a majority of your time engaging in this topic..
Use this discussion sample as a guide when completing your own analysis.
Begin by introducing yourself to the class and explaining your background.
Throughout this course, we will use the discussion topic in each module to work on the final project in a step-by-step manner. This gives you the opportunity to get feedback from your instructor and your peers while you work. Due to the nature of these discussion assignments, they are weighted more heavily than a typical course discussion and you will spend a majority of your time engaging in this topic.
Before we begin, you might want to complete the final project review for this module. Post any questions you have in the General Questions topic.
In this first discussion, you will choose a country, other than the USA or Turkey, that you would like to focus on for your final project, and work on the following critical elements: Rationale, Location, and Country Composition.
Share your country choice for the final project and the reasoning behind this decision. Next, visit the World Atlas and The World Factbook to begin collecting important geographic and demographic information on the region.
Share a map of the country in the discussion and identify the following elements:
- Regional location
- Water access
- Bordering countries
- Natural hazards or climate
Identify the following elements of the country:
- Literacy rate
- Rate of urbanization
- Heavily populated cities
- Major religions
- Educational data
- Age structure
Address the following questions based on your findings:
- What opportunities do you see from this information?
- What considerations would impact shipping, labor, or other operations?
- Are there any risks?
Respond to two of your classmates by sharing your own observations on their chosen countries and asking questions to encourage other considerations.
Once you have received feedback from your peers and instructor, you will insert your data and summarize your analysis findings in the Final Project Presentation Template provided. A Final Project Guide is provided to offer some ideas on how you might present your information.
This is your first step toward the comprehensive final project presentation. Your first final project checkpoint submission will be in Module Three.
Note: You will not be able to see any of your peers’ discussion posts until you have created and posted your own discussion thread.
To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric document