Essay Three

100 Points (10% Total Course Grade)

GENERAL DIRECTIONS:

  • All essays are to be typed in 12 point font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins, and with citations and other formatting also done in MLA documentation style. (Note: you may use another documentation style, such as APA, but you must notify me at the start of the semester what you plan to us.)
  • You must write and submit your essays via KSU Google Docs.
  • You are also encouraged to save a copy of the paper (download it) to your personal computer.
  • You must include a Works Cited page (MLA) or a References (APA).

Essay Three DIRECTIONS:

  • Please review:
  • Please also review:
    • Lesson R1: An Introduction to Critical Thinking
    • Lesson R2: More on Critical Thinking
    • Lesson R3: Reading for Style
    • Lesson R4: Case Study—Alice Walker and the Art(s) of Expression
    • Lesson R5Case Study—Amy Tan and Communication Challenges
    • Lesson R6Case Study—Mary Louise Pratt and Arts of the Contact Zone
    • Lesson R7Case Study—Iris M. Young and Five Faces of Oppression 
    • Lesson R8 Case Study—Michel Foucault on Panopticism 
    • Lesson R9Applications for Thinking Critically
  • Read carefully and then choose one of the following topics and compose a complete essay that is 1000-2000 words (3-6 pages)  long.  TOPICS:
    1. Read and view the materials provided for Topic 5: The Science and Art of Language and Communication. Consider how communication, including language, affects your world. Discuss this in a logical fashion, with analysis and reason.  In addition to drawing from at least three of the materials (articles, videos, and/or images) of this particular reading topic, to support your points, be sure to analyze this world from the perspective of at least one of the following works:
      • Alice Walker’s “In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens”
      • Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue”
      • Mary Louise Pratt’s “Arts of the Contact Zone”
      • Iris M. Young’s “Five Faces of Oppression”
      • Michel Foucault’s “Panopticism”
    2. Read and view the materials provided for Topic 6: Expressions of Oppression. Choose one subtopic and discuss how it illustrates oppression and/or how oppression might be best addressed.  Discuss this in a logical fashion, with analysis and reason.  In addition to drawing from at least three of the materials (articles, videos, and/or images) of this particular reading topic, to support your points, be sure to analyze this world from the perspective of at least one of the following works:
      • Alice Walker’s “In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens”
      • Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue”
      • Mary Louise Pratt’s “Arts of the Contact Zone”
      • Iris M. Young’s “Five Faces of Oppression”
      • Michel Foucault’s “Panopticism”
    3. Read and view the materials provided for Topic 7: The Highs and Lows of Higher Education. What is wrong with higher education in the United States?  What is right about it?  Discuss this in a logical fashion, with analysis and reason.  In addition to drawing from at least three of the materials (articles, videos, and/or images) of this particular reading topic, to support your points, be sure to analyze this world from the perspective of at least one of the following works:
      • Alice Walker’s “In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens”
      • Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue”
      • Mary Louise Pratt’s “Arts of the Contact Zone”
      • Iris M. Young’s “Five Faces of Oppression”
      • Michel Foucault’s “Panopticism”
    4. Read and view the materials provided for Topic 8: Panopticism Practiced. Consider how panopticism affects your world.  Discuss this in a logical fashion, with analysis and reason.  In addition to drawing from at least three of the materials (articles, videos, and/or images) of this particular reading topic, to support your points, be sure to analyze this world from the perspective of at least one of the following works:
      • Alice Walker’s “In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens”
      • Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue”
      • Mary Louise Pratt’s “Arts of the Contact Zone”
      • Iris M. Young’s “Five Faces of Oppression”
      • Michel Foucault’s “Panopticism”

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