The Researched Argument(2000 words)
I will ask that you identify a problem or question you are interested in and wish to investigate, locate sources that help you understand the topic and learn what others have said about it, and then respond to their opinion with your own ideas and voice, and ultimately form a persuasive argument. Additionally, the problem or question you select should work with or against some idea in Ways of Seeing. Your final essay should not simply be an account of information regarding the topic you select; instead, you should be making a very specific and strong argument related to the topic you have selected.
For this essay, you have the freedom to select almost any topic (upon my approval), the only stipulation being that it interacts usefully with one of the keywords or concepts Berger sets forth–reproduction, gender, sexuality, ownership, consumerism, materialism, glamour, envy, advertising, etc. Ideally, you will be able to incorporate one of Berger’s keywords as a key idea in your own essay, though you do not necessarily have to make it the main focus of your argument, use it in the same way that Berger does, or use Ways of Seeing as a source.
|Due By (Pacific Time)
||04/21/2015 12:00 am