Current Events are due every other week and they can be any topic you want! as long as it relates to this course (women’s health, women’s gender bias struggle, eating disorders, mental health, athletics, etc.) You must have 2 sources, one should be a credible source and the other can be anything- magazine, new york times, social media piece. This is the paragraph on current events from the syllabus:
Current Events: Every other week you will be responsible for finding a newspaper/magazine article, a research article, or some other form of communication (a segment on a talk show or nightly news, a commercial, etc…) that directly deals with class material. You will then need to find other research that either agrees or disagrees with the topic. The other research needs to be reliable and academic. This includes – peer reviewed journals, information from government web sites, and other national or global web sites like who.org or guttmacher.org. Finally, you need to write a two page critical analyses that include both pieces of information. This is MORE than a summary. I want to you critically think about the issue. Do you agree or disagree with what you are reading? Why? You must submit to Bb BEFORE class every Thursday. Please be sure to cite your sources. Also, be prepared to talk briefly about it in class.
Remember do not just summarize the articles, but think critically and integrate the two pieces together. It should be 1.5 – 2 pages, double spaced.