Conflict and Culture

Select a news article or video clip from a reputable news source (online or print) that covers national and/or international events.  A few exemplary sources could include the New York Times, the Washington Journal, the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and Time Magazine. Students will select an article of their choosing and in a 500-750 word essay do the following:

  1. Summarize the article/event
  2. Relate it to the course readings or discussion
  3. Write your personal thoughts and reaction/response to it. 

Some current conflicts today could range from something on an international scale, like war in the Middle-East, terrorism/nuclear weapons issues, sexual violence in Sierre Leone, political upheaval in Africa, or the debt crisis in Europe, to events on a national scale, like the teachers protest in Chicago, gender inequality in the workplace, sexual harassment—anything where there are conflicting opinions (abortion, immigration, same-sex marriage, the economy, healthcare, etc).  Be sure to include a link of the news article to which are referring.

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