In your discussion, explain some components of an "ideal citizen," consequences of voter apathy, and ways the state controls the citizen.

Essay – Ideal Citizen in a Totalitarian Government

 

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 6, 10
  • Lesson

Instructions
Aristotle defined tyranny as an illegitimate form of government by one individual that tightly controlled every part of life and government. Adolf Hitler is the most notorious tyrant. Using a totalitarian society from the past or present, discuss how the state and its leader attempt to impede citizens from exercising their rights. In your discussion, explain some components of an “ideal citizen,” consequences of voter apathy, and ways the state controls the citizen.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 1.5-2 pages (not including title page or references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page (minimum of 2 scholarly sources)

Grading
This activity will be graded based on the essay rubric.

Course Outcomes (CO): 1

Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday

Rubric

Week 5 Assignment: Essay – Ideal Citizen in a Totalitarian Government Week 5 Assignment: Essay – Ideal Citizen in a Totalitarian Government Criteria Ratings Pts This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Actual case study of a country.20.0 pts Uses a historical or contemporary example of a totalitarian country 16.0 pts There is a totalitarian country, but it is not real.12.0 pts There is a country, but it is not totalitarian.0.0 pts There is no country mentioned.20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Control by a totalitarian leader 20.0 pts Describes the three ways, violence, propaganda, and scapegoating, that leaders use to keep control in the country.16.0 pts Only two of the tactics of totalitarian leaders are described.12.0 pts Only one of the tactics of totalitarian leaders are described.0.0 ptsHow a totalitarian leaders keeps control is not addressed.20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Citizens in the country.20.0 pts States and describes two ways of stopping a totalitarian regime by using political socialization, civil disobedience, resist propaganda. Discusses voter apathy.16.0 ptsStates and describes one way of stopping a totalitarian regime by using political socialization, civil disobedience, resist propaganda. Discusses voter apathy.12.0 ptsStates and describes one way of stopping a totalitarian regime by using political socialization, civil disobedience, resist propaganda. Does not discuss voter apathy.0.0 ptsDoes not address the concepts.20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Scholarly resources 10.0 ptsU ses both the book and, at least, one outside scholarly source.8.0 pts Uses only the book or a scholarly source.6.0 pts Uses only a scholarly source and the source is not scholarly.0.0 pts Does not use the book or scholarly source.10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome APA 5.0 pts All sources are properly cited and referenced according to APA standards.4.0 pts Sources are either properly cited or referenced, missing one of those elements.3.0 ptsThe citation and/or reference are incorrect.0.0 ptsNo APA format was used.5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Writing 5.0 pts Presents information using clear and concise language in an organized manner (minimal errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).4.0 pts Presents information using understandable language but is somewhat disorganized (some errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).3.0 pts Presents information using understandable language but is very disorganized (many errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).0.0 ptsPresents information that is not clear, logical, professional or organized to the point that the reader has difficulty understanding the message (numerous errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and/or punctuation).5.0 pts

 

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