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Global Studies 102 - Kamali: Home

This guide provides search strategies and recommended resources for research in Global Studies 102 with Dr. Sara Kamali.

Research Help

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Your Assignment

photo of people marching with linked arms, one carrying a sign that reads "an attack against one is an attack against all"

You will choose a topic related the issues covered in this course (such as counterterrorism, the international response to genocide, the experience of refugees, or the victims of climate change), and write a research question based on how structural racism impacts this topic. You will complete a multi-part essay assignment culminating in a 2,500 word essay answering your research question, using at least five scholarly sources (peer-reviewed journal articles and/or chapters from edited books published by academic presses).

Image: Photo by Max Herman/NurPhoto via Getty Images, from the Urban Institute.

Getting Started

The information on the following tabs of this guide will help you identify keywords for your topic, find and evaluate different types of sources, and cite your sources.

If you need more help with your research, contact a librarian by chat, phone, email, or in person, or explore the library's online tutorials.

For writing help, contact the Writing Center in the Cartwright Learning Resources Center (CLRC). The Writing Center offers one-on-one tutoring and a variety of helpful support materials.

Guide Creator

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Ellen Carey
Office: Library 133
Phone: 805-730-4434 (or x4434 from campus phones)

Any of the SBCC librarians can help you!
If you can't reach me, stop by the reference desk in the library, call the desk at 805-730-4444, or chat with us online.