Advocate for revolutionary change or offer your support for an ongoing revolution (defined narrowly or broadly). You must use at least one course text and also do substantial research about the issue/revolution.
The revolutionary call for action against landfills and trash in Washington state. Call to compost and recycle.
Creating an original work of revolutionary literature or other revolutionary art form
accompanied by a 3-4 page paper that does the following:
The literature can be a poem.
Identifies the audience for the artwork and explains how your project directly appeals to that audience;
The audience is Washington state residents.
Establishes and specifically discusses the researched background for your work of art,
including which academic and course texts you used to inspire and inform your process;
Discusses and explains the revolution your artwork addresses in detail, including how/why
youâ€™re conceiving of it as a revolution and what you want your art to do in relation to that
Your project must be designed for and must somewhere specify a
specific audience. (â€œAmericansâ€ is not a specific audience.) This means you must take into account the values, prejudices, and perspectives of that audience in order to most effectively advocate for change.
If it’s not clear in some other way who your intended audience is, state your audience
underneath your title (i.e., Audience: SU Students).
Regardless of which option you choose, your project must include research Your project must
acknowledge and cite at least two academic sources in addition to the source requirements listed
above for your option. These sources may serve as the factual basis for your argument, demonstrate
the existing views on the issue, or inspire your creative work.
Academic sources can include previous works of advocacy on your issue or on issues that you
think are analogous to your issue; historical or biographical texts that shed light on some
aspect of your issue; or texts that inform your work as an educator, writer, activist, or literary
While you may also cite sources from the open web, and for some projects this will be very
important, they do not count for this requirement. Be sure that any open web sources come
from websites that create or report original contentâ€”no encyclopedia sites. If in doubt, ask!
Your project must be organized in a way that is appropriate for the content, genre, and audience, and
it must include a content-appropriate title.
All papers must include a thesis and also address and respond to potential objections to your
argument that your specific audience might raise (these are fundamental principles of sound
argumentation). This applies to all options, including the papers that accompany creative projects.
Your project must include in-text or footnoted citations and a Works Cited page formatted in MLA
citation style. Please use the Purdue OWL link on Canvas for help with citations.
Films, websites, and other electronic work must either be posted publicly (and you will submit the
link via the Canvas drop box) or posted on Canvas in a discussion thread for everyone in the class to
This is not a requirement, but I encourage you to bring your interests, knowledge, and skills from
your major to this project, where relevant.