From Professor John Wagner Givens -
Policy Brief: 50% of students’ grades will consist of a policy brief which provides background for, analyses, and makes recommendations on a specific issue related to China. Students are expected to reference relevant considerations from each part of the course (economic, political, and international). Briefs should demonstrate analysis of the sources you cite and your citations should be frequent, judicious, and include page numbers. Above all, the brief is a chance for students to demonstrate what they have learned in the course. The subject and target of the brief is flexible, but students are advised to consult with the instructor. The length of the memo should be approximately 3-5 pages single-spaced and they are due on the last day of class.