One of the classes I’m taking this summer is on both American and Texas governments. Yes, that’s an aweful lot of material to cover in a mere four weeks. But, so far its been good. My prof is young, but he is passionate about the topic and pushing us to form our own opinions, which is fun.
One of our assignments for the class is a 5-7 page essay. I like to write, so I’m looking forward to this. I thought it would be fun to have my audience help me select my topic. I’ll even let you proof-read my work before I turn it in.
Today he gave us a list of suggested topics, or we can choose a topic of our own. He has some good ones to choose from. Of the list of nine topics he suggested, here are the two that are most appealing to me:
- Certain civil rights leaders have recently expressed concern that some civil rights are being reversed. Is this a valid concern? Specify in what areas? (You probably want to narrow it to one or two areas.) What should be done in regard to civil rights?
- What is the foreign policy vision behind the war in Iraq? Why did it happen? Based on principles in foreign policy, was it a good decision? Which principles of foreign policy are you using? Why?
I think I’d probably also be interested in evaluating how the Federal and Louisianna governments have responsed to Katrina and its aftermath. I would need to formulate some questions, but it seems like it would be fun to explore that. Off the cuff, one question might be: The Federal government is making policy changes in response to hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Were they to blame for FEMA’s slow response time? If so, what could they have done differently? If not, who is to blame?
So? What are your thoughts? Which topic should I address in my essay? I have to turn in my choice on Friday, so you have to answer by Friday morning at 8:00 (CDT).