Assignment 1 Euthanasia/ Assisted Suicide In the United States, euthanasia and assisted suicide are hotly debated topics. S

  

Assignment 1 Euthanasia/ Assisted Suicide

In the United States, euthanasia and assisted suicide are hotly debated topics. States reserve the right to permit or disallow one’s “right” to die. In Belgium, the current controversy surrounds the right to die for those under 18.

Read the following articles.

https://time.com/3551089/brittany-maynard-death-with-dignity/

Article 1

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/national-international/bay-area-man-one-of-first-to-choose-death-with-dignity/110142/

Article 2

https://www.cnn.com/2014/01/14/justice/new-mexico-assisted-suicide/index.html

Article 3

https://www.cnn.com/2014/02/13/world/europe/belgium-euthanasia-law-children/index.html

Article 4

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/07/health/cindy-shepler-assisted-death-wellness-trnd/index.html

Article 5

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/jack-kevorkian-physician-assisted-suicide_n_5f453af0c5b60c7ec416be7a

Article 6 

Then, post an original reflection of at least 12 substantive sentences. Answer the questions: Do you think that we should have euthanasia/ assisted suicide in the US? Why/why not? Does the age of the person matter? Why/why not? Don’t forget to also comment on classmates’ posts.

Assignment 2  Class Debate Forum

After the debate topic is chosen, this is the place to show your discussion forum participation. There are three roles to choose from: (1) Introducing an argument (2) Responding to an argument (3) Responding to a response. You will only be posting an argument to this forum ONCE. MAKE SURE TO ALSO POST AN ORIGINAL SOURCE (article attachment, formal citation, or website url) for your debate research. Make sure they are reliable, academic sources (no .coms!)

Thanks to Xiaohan Li for suggesting the winning debate topic.

The debate question will be:

In states that prohibit abortion, should we loosen the laws of abortion? Why or Why not?

Pro will argue YES. Con will argue NO. (Feel free to play Devil’s Advocate.)

Please remember our netiquette guidelines, and debate respectfully, kindly, and empathetically. I would encourage you to argue the other side, if you would like. Remember that no one is asking for you to personally state how you feel about this topic, just to pick a side and argue it one time.

Assignment 3

Please read the following articles:

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-social-media-explaining-the-big-trend-3486616

Article 1

https://www.wired.com/2016/03/isis-winning-social-media-war-heres-beat/

Article 2

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ajagrawal/2016/03/18/its-not-all-bad-the-social-good-of-social-media/?sh=645c74e6756f

Article3

https://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolreport/22065333

Article4

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-good-the-bad-the-ugly-of-social-media_b_588f988ae4b04c35d5835005

Article5

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/01/is-it-time-to-regulate-social-media-influencers.html

Article6

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/myanmar-un-blames-facebook-spreading-hatred-rohingya-muslims-a8256596.html

Article7

Questions: If you were studying the effects of social media, would you say that it is good or bad for society, and why? (Please give me at least 12 substantive sentences here!)

Please refer to/ quote/ cite the articles whenever possible (show me that you read them!) Don’t forget your comments to classmates!


  

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