Research Proposal

For this assignment, you need to identify what your essay will be about. You should consider how your topic relates to Upper Midwest issues. You may want to consider using your Advocacy Project as a way into this theme. This is your opportunity to explore your topic. Consider the following:  Are you examining a specific… Read More Research Proposal

Advocacy One-Pager

Congressional one-pagers are used by advocacy groups to help legislators make decisions and shape policy. One-pagers help busy decision makers understand an organization’s stance on an issue in one glance. So, one-pagers distill a lot of information into one, graphically interesting, easy to read document. All of the information should fit on one side of… Read More Advocacy One-Pager

Student Political Engagement

Today, we’re looking at DeForest Molina, Theiss-Smith, & Braunstein’s, “Promoting Student Political Engagement and Awareness at the University of South Dakota” that appeared in a periodical for the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU). After reading the article, answer the following questions: What is a civic space? Why is it important on college campuses? What… Read More Student Political Engagement

Op-Ed Assignment

Op-eds provide news sources an opportunity for their readers to engage in shaping public opinion. Major papers like the New York Times solicit op-eds from leading thinkers and public figures. For example, former president and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Jimmy Carter, routinely writes op-eds for The Washington Post. Twin Cities news sources, such as the… Read More Op-Ed Assignment

The 13th

TW: This film depicts violence.  This week, I’d like you to watch Ava DuVernay’s groundbreaking film, The 13th. You can watch the whole film on Netflix or on the link provided in Canvas.  As you watch the film, take notes as you go. Write down facts that surprised you. Images that shocked/offended you. Describe moments… Read More The 13th