Phi Theta Kappa
Honors Satellite Seminar Series
$100 Gift Certificate to the Merced College Bookstore
$50 Gift Certificate to the Merced College Bookstore
Tues., Nov. 20, 2007
The purpose of this essay contest is to
encourage participation in the Honors Satellite Seminar Series and stimulate
intellectual engagement with the current Honors Study Topic, “Gold, Gods, and
Glory: The Global Dynamics of Power.”
Seminar Dates & Times:
Tuesday, October 9, VOC-140, 4:00 pm: “How
to Win a Cosmic War”
Tuesday, November 13, VOC-140, 4:00 pm:
“Afghanistan after the Taliban”
After attending one or both of the Honors
Satellite Seminars, essayists may choose to write on any ONE of the following
prompts or topics:
- Is the Iraq conflict Islam vs. Western Civilization or
is it truly an internal struggle between two aspects of ISLAM, SHIA vs.
Are Osama bin Laden's/al Qaeda's grievances with the United States purely
theological, or also social and political?
- What sets Afghanistan apart from other Muslim
countries - from the Arab nations and Iraq in particular?
- What policies should the United States pursue in
Afghanistan and the Muslim world in general?
- Write on only ONE of
the above prompts.
- Microsoft Word, double
spaced, 12-point font, with a total of no more than 2,000 words.
- Any paraphrases or
quotations must be properly cited, with a Works Cited page.
- To reduce paper waste,
no hard-copy entries will be accepted. You MUST email your essay to Phi
Theta Kappa’s Vice President of Scholarship, Patrick Mudget. His email
- Do not include any
self-identifying information in the document itself. Be sure to include the
following information in the body of the email to which your anonymous essay
is attached: Title of your essay and your name.