SDSU SIM Network Paper
SIM – Network is an Assignment where you explore the concept of networks, situate your Political Actors in a network, and explain the whether the relationships between the Political Actors in your network are positive, neutral, or negative.
Draw a Network of your 4 Selected Political Actors and Denote Relationships.
On a sheet of paper or using computer software, draw a network of the Political Actors you chose from the prior assignment.
It is not required to convert your general Political Actor into a specific Political Actor. For example, you convert the “Executive Branch” political actor into the specific Political Actor “President of the United States”. However, if converting from a general to specific Political Actor makes it clearer in your mind, then you are welcome to do so.
When you connect one actor with another actor, note whether the relationship is positive (use a plus + sign) or neutral (use a 0) or negative (use a minus – sign).
Take a picture of your paper and upload the picture or include the picture in a Word document. Or, if you are using computer software, you can take a screenshot and upload the picture or include the picture in a Word document.
Denote one of the 4 selected Political Actors as your “Represented Group”.
Recall from SIM – Political Actors, you were asked to clearly state which of the 4 groups you want to represent
On your drawing, be sure to denote one of the 4 selected political actors as your “represented group”
A “represented group” is the political actor you would theoretically represent in a more traditional role-playing simulation
After you have completed drawing your network, write a 5-sentence explanation of your network drawing. Here are some questions to consider helping your write an explanation:
- Why is the connection between two actors positive?
- What evidence have you observed (tweet, blog post, newspaper article, etc.) that supports your declaration of a positive relationship between two actors?
- Why is the connection between two actors neutral?
- What evidence have you observed (tweet, blog post, newspaper article, etc.) that supports your declaration of a neutral relationship between two actors?
- Why is the connection between two actors negative?
- What evidence have you observed (tweet, blog post, newspaper article, etc.) that supports your declaration of a negative relationship between two actors?
recall from SIM – Political Actors from previous assignment
- The first group I selected is the State Governments. I chose this group because it is important to be as a person who is living in the state and the law applies to me and other things like taxes, businesses law, schools, public safety and other things.
- The second group I selected is the Media. I chose media because it is the connection between the government and citizens and it is important to know how information spreads and influences politics and people.
- The third group I selected is the Public. Because public two important responsibilities that are only for U.S. citizens, vote in federal elections and serve on a jury.
- The fourth group is the US Judiciary. I chose Judiciary because it is the most powerful branch. Judiciary interprets the constitution and the law.
- I represent the public. As a citizen of the U.S and a member of the public I chose this group because the public vote for leaders to represent them, in return leaders support citizens interests.
- also there is a video explain how to do the homework start from minute 22 to 28 (network section)