Race and Interracial Communication

Overview For this assignment, you will select a documentary that depicts some topic/issue related to race and interracial communication. Suggested list of documentaries is provided below. Watch one of the documentaries from the list below and write a 750-1000 word essay on what you learned from the documentary and how it relates to the topics of our class.(I will be attching the book we use in this class so you have an idea of the topics that have been dicussed in class).  Going over 1000 word limit is ok. Writing Your Essay The essay should reflect careful thought, writing, and attention to form. The essay is a form of expository prose, a kind of writing in which you argue several points.  Once you selected your documentary, watch it several times, noting the thesis and the subpoints in the reading.  You can also note aspects of style that affect the strengths and weaknesses in the article, and how well the article develops its main ideas and subpoints. If you are not familiar with the topic/issue discussed in the documentary, you will need to do additional research to learn about the event/topic/issue covered in the news article. Work on this essay similarly to how you completed your first assignment. Begin with an outline, write a draft, then refine your essay. Additional Research Required To support your analysis, you must cite at least 2 scholarly sources. These have to be in addition to sources you read as part of the course. So citing course readings is strongly suggested but will not count towards the 2 source requirement. Grading Criteria The essays will be evaluated according to:  1) soundness of content (logic and reasoning in support of the thesis; development of main points; 2) clear organization (intro, body, conclusion; subpoints fully developed);  3) writing style (effective language, grammar, punctuation, and proper format in references); and 4) use of sources (cited sources are credible and used fully, not just for one quote)  Suggested Documentaries 13th (2016). Documentary available on Netflix 14: Dred Scott, Wong Kim Ark and Vanessa Lopez. Available via Kanopy http://csuohio.kanopystreaming.com/video/14-dred-scott-wong-kim-ark-and-vanessa-lopez Meeting David Wilson (2008). Available on Amazon Prime Images of Indians: How Hollywood Stereotyped the Native American (2003) American Experience: We Shall Remain (2009). Available on Amazon. Buy episode for $1.99 Becoming American: The Chinese Experience (2003). Traces the history and experiences of Chinese Americans. There are three parts: Program 1, Gold Mountain Dreams. Program Two, Between Two Worlds. Program Three, No Turning Back. Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People (2006). Available via Kanopy http://csuohio.kanopystreaming.com/video/reel-bad-arabs-how-hollywood-vilifies-people

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