Discuss one of the poems from this week’s reading not covered in the mini-lectures–i.e. choose either Yearsley, Southey, or Blake. In what ways does the poem either suggest sympathy with or antipathy toward Wollstonecraft’s Vindication? What does the author agree/disagree with? How does the author use specific rhetorical devices or poetical language to make her or his argument? I’m more interested in your thought process and your willingness to try to understand the readings than whether you “get it right,” so don’t worry too much if there are parts you don’t completely understand–just take a stab!
Your grade will be based on the following two criteria:
1. Original Post: Does your post demonstrate a clear effort to understand Wollstonecraft’s ideas and those of her critics/supporters? Have you discussed the poem’s purpose, form, and/or style? Was your post submitted on time in order to give others a chance to respond?
- Write an article “Why there is a worldwide shortage of vanilla” by C.D. in The Economist.
- What were the most surprising things you learned from this article?
- Write a research essay explaining how one theme in the novel Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler provides insight into or comments on our contemporary world.
- Write a book review of the insecure city: space, power, and mobility in Beirut.
- What is most important to you about a bank – swag/freebies, customer service, lowest/competitive rates, or ease of online access/app usage?
- Briefly describe other elements of the work(s): the form, the style of language, verisimilitude, and other elements we’ve discussed in class.
- Write a research paper on drug use among first generation college student.
- Explain why Recreational Marijuana Should Be Legal?
- Write a research paper on whether the healthcare should be a fundamental human right.
- Discuss some of the factors that lead to the acceptance of false beliefs as well as some of the factors that lead us to recognize and reject false beliefs.