Ethical Issues on a Popular Film

TOPIC: Ethical Issues on a Popular Film

� To prepare for this paper, choose a “popular” film on a topic of relevance to the course. Popular means that the film was produced for the general public and is available beyond the scientific or academic media. A list of possible film choices will be provided although you may suggest one not on the list for instructor approval. The purpose of this assignment is to examine the substance of an argument or position posed to the general public and determine its ethical characteristics. Your paper should apply at least 3 ethical theories AND include all of these aspects:

� Purpose – what is the purpose of the film maker?
� Question – Is the question at issue well-stated?
� Information – Does the producer cite relevant evidence, experiences, and or information essential to the issue? Is the information accurate?
� Concepts – does the producer clarify key concepts when necessary?
� Inferences – does the producer develop a line of reasoning explaining well how she/he arrived at her or his main conclusions? What ethical concepts can be applied to this reasoning?
� Point of View – does the producer show an awareness of alternative relevant points of view or lines of reasoning?
� Implications – does the producer show an awareness of the implications and consequences of the position he/she is taking?
� Approval on alternate film (not on list) is due on Monday, May 20 via email . The paper shall be min 1000 words (4-5 pages long), apply at least 3 ethical theories and FOLLOW RUBRIC. Paper #3 is due on

Paper will be submitted to (originality max 10% because of the quotes)

Possible Films:
� Bananas! 2009
� Farmageddon 2011
� Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World 2004
� We Feed the World 2005
� Colony 2009
� Super Size Me 2004
� Forks Over Knives 2011
� Deconstructing Supper 2002
� Fresh 2009
� King Corn 2007
� Plastic Planet 2009
� A River of Waste: The Hazardous Truth 2009
� Vanishing of the Bees
� The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns
� Food Matters
� Genetically Modified Food 2005
� Food Inc. 2008
� Bad Seed: The Truth About Our Food 2005
-These films can be found in libraries, some on the internet, Netflix, or order online.

1,000+ word minimum (12 point and double spaced, one inch margins, cover page, no abstract page, and reference page). Ethical arguments included in any chapter or Pp can be used in your papers. I am not looking for your opinion; I am looking for an ethical viewpoint. You can include any relevant personal experiences, graphs, charts, and any other information that may help you describe your moral dilemma. Be sure to include a minimum of 5 total sources and include them in your references and citings to help you highlight your topic. Writing is expected to include critical thinking about how ethical theory and information from your references relate to each assignment topic.

Use “Google Scholarly” or the “Library Database” for additional sources (See Library Research Tab on the Left in Bb). Do not use Wikipedia, dictionary, or a website (points will be taken off).

Papers must have a minimum of three ethical theory subheadings such as: Moral Universalism, Utilitarianism, Consequentialism, Kantian Ethics, Social Contract Theory, Intuitionism, Virtue Ethics, Feminist Ethics, Moral Nihilism, and/or Ethical Explorations, Ethical Provocations, Conflicts as Creative Opportunities. You may also use other ethical theory subheadings. Papers must also have an Introduction section and a Conclusion section with a subheading.

Must be grammatically correct and all spelling must be correct.

Please DO NOT plagiarize, paper will be turned to to check the originality.

-Word count: Greater than 1,000 words
-Correct format: Minimum of three ethical theories, cover page, intro, and conclusion subheadings. Excellent content.
-Correct Spelling and Grammar Usage: No misspelled words and/or correct use of grammar
-APA Bibliography and citings: Five or more sources- text, one case/video and others from library online article data base or Pp. Proper APA citings and bibliography.
-Critical Thinking and use of Ethical Theory #1: Detailed use of ethical theory
-Critical Thinking and use of Ethical Theory #2: Detailed use of ethical theory
-Critical Thinking and use of Ethical Theory #3: Detailed use of ethical theory