Assignment 3: Final Project Proposal
You will complete the final project in stages. In Week 1, you will draft a proposal for your final project to be reviewed and approved by the instructor that accomplishes the following:
- Identify the current event or contemporary social issue that you will be analyzing in the final project. Your issue must be broad enough to sustain deep philosophical analysis and must have sociopolitical relevance. This means that the issue should be one that concretely affects people’s lives and that requires a solution. Issues that only affect a few people or have only a minor impact are probably too narrow. For some topic suggestions, you might want to browse some recent episodes of PBS’s Frontline series.
- Identify two news articles on your topic located using the South University Online Library. Make sure that the articles you choose present at least two different perspectives on the issue or event you choose and include information that you can use to develop your arguments and analysis. If you cannot locate two news articles on your topic, or if all of the articles share the same perspective, you should choose another topic. You should cite the two articles using correct APA citation.
- Analyze the issue using the critical-thinking method. A template to guide and organize your analysis can be found here.