Choose one of the following prompts to answer in a 4 page critical-analytical essay (double spaced, size 12 font; 20% of your total grade). Make sure you adhere to the questions the prompt asks you to consider in your analysis of the respective topic. Successful completion of the essay requires reference to the assigned readings/course topics as they correspond to the selected prompt. Outside research is welcome, though in no way required, to better inform your analysis of the selected prompt. You may want to first consult me about any topics not covered in the available prompts; I am available during office hrs and by appointment, or briefly before, during, and after class. Although this is not a research paper, your essay must use a minimum of 3 sources in 5 footnotes (note: lectures do not count as sources). Footnotes are required. Failure to use footnote format will result in an automatic 1 grade reduction.
Your essay grade consists of two parts:
(1) Presentation: Spelling, grammar, and sentence structure all count toward your
(2) Substance: This includes the efficiency and strength of the analysis, quality of
use of sources, etc.