As you write the assignment, think about the readings you’ve done for class and how they have helped you think about the world differently. That is, consider how have they given you new concepts or new ways to frame ideas that you didn’t have previously. 

So, say you sat down with a friend having both are the same newspaper article, but you’ve also read all this additional material, so pretend to have a conversation and explain to your friend what the deeper, more elaborate issues are going on behind and around the article itself. That is, you should be able to give them much richer, more penetrating analysis given all you know having read about related issues. Perhaps that’s a good way to think about the assignment overall.

Find an article from a REPUTABLE SOURCE: such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles times, the Atlantic monthly, Harpers, and do an analysis of 

EITHER – THAT IS ONE OF THEM 

  1. CLIMATE CHANGE
  2. A WATER CRISIS/CONTAMINATION AKIN TO FLINT

For A) find 1 or 2 good articles on climate change that highlight the interconnection to other issues such as the economy, population growth, fossil fuel consumption, production versus destruction. Highlight the contradictions or the complexities. It is n’t as simple as saying it is good or bad because we have to live here? Right? Put down that plastic water bottle! Think about it.

For the Flint Michigan water crisis find here are a couple of good articles that deal with either this topic or a contamination issue that deals with corporate greed, the race and class intersection, and the inequality of rich and poor, etc..