This is the first in a series of assignments with the final product a presentation which can be a paper, visual presentation with audio (similiar to a powerpoint), or a video. This is also part of the requirements necessary to earn an “A” for the course.
Briefly answer the following questions and upload the answers to this assignment.
What do you plan to present?
What form will the presentation be a paper, visual presentation with audio, or a video?
What are your initial views of the assignment?
What problems do you anticipate while working on this project?
Suggestions for Presentation:
For this project, you have the option to present on a wide range of topics. The presentation must match the theme of the conference, The Art of Empathy, which is also the theme of our course. I have offered a few suggestions below.
The proposals must be approved before the next in the series of assignments is completed. Any future changes to the topic will need my approval before the presentation can be made public.
Analysis and Argument
an analysis of a prose narrative, poem, or film/play we have not read using the methods from this class that presents an argument for the interpretation of the work.
1 primary source (literary work), secondary sources optional
a comparison between two or more works that argues for an overall theme, argument, or significance
2 or more primary sources (literary works), no secondary sources
an argument which first summarizes stances from multiple sources on a particular subject that is relatable to our theme and then presents a claim about the subject
example subjects: empathy in medicine, narrative medicine, healthcare reform, palliative care . . . (These are broad subjects which would not be suited for the brief presentation. Your proposal should state how you will narrow the topic, example: empathy within the emergency room setting.)
at least 2 sources
Any Reasonable Topic
a reasonable alternative to the ones suggested above