You and your classmates have been learning about and discussing the
complexity of ethical issues in society. Your assignment is to produce an audio or video
presentation that examines the complex ethical issue you have chosen to
discuss over that last three weeks based on the following scenario:
Scenario: Complexity in Contemporary Issues
As the producer and correspondent of a television or radio news
magazine (like "60 Minutes," "VICE" or "All Things Considered"), you
have been assigned to deliver an informative 12-minute segment on one of
the contemporary issues you and you classmates have been discussing
during the past three weeks. Corporate policy requires that you consider
insights from two or more academic disciplines for example: nursing and
social work, or philosophical ethics, psychology, and biology. (Note:
These are only examples—you are free to choose your own disciplines!)
Corporate policy also requires that you interview credible
representatives of at least two distinct positions on the issue. You
need not remain neutral on the issue. In fact, you are expected to state
and defend your own position with clear reasoning in your own words.
You will choose which of the complex social issues to present here.
The intended audience for your segment is the public—intelligent but
perhaps uninformed. Take this opportunity to engage them on an issue that matters to you.
- Explain the selected contemporary issue, with reference to practical instances.
- Describe the relevant contributions to the issue from at least two different academic disciplines.
- Explain at least two distinct positions on the issue.
- Defend one's personal ethical position on the issue.
- Create a video or audio presentation that reports on a contemporary social issue from multiple perspectives.
You may produce the assignment in either of following two formats.
Produce a video segment. You should appear as the correspondent,
but you may enlist family and friends to play other parts. You might
even take on distinct roles yourself, in a video "selfie" where you
consider the alternatives accurately. Kaltura is available to you
through Capella. However, you may use any device or software of your
choice, so long as you are able to submit the work to your instructor
Check the Capella page for more resources on:
Produce an audio segment, like a radio program or a podcast. You
will be the correspondent, but you are welcome to invite others to
participate or record yourself in different roles. You may record the
audio in any way that suits you. Make sure to submit the audio file or a
link to it as the submission for assignment.
In addition, you must submit your script alongside the media production.