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Fanon, Arendt, Foucault, Marcuse • Briefly identify and discuss one main idea or concept from the reading for each of the three thinkers.

use at least three of the attached thinkers’ ideas plus three outside sources
Philosophers: Fanon, Arendt, Foucault, Marcuse
• Briefly identify and discuss one main idea or concept from the reading for each of the three
thinkers. Discuss how their theories differ or are related to one another.
• Use their ideas or concepts to critically address and potentially SOLVE A SPECIFIC CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL PROBLEM OR ISSUE IN THE US OR GLOBALLY.
• Critically assess and evaluate the thinker’s ideas and come to your own conclusions about how they might be applied to the problem or issue
Grading Rubric:
Maximum of 800 words not including the APA citations. Include word count.
Each essay will graded as follows:
80 maximum points:
• identifies and explains one idea or concept from each of the three assigned thinkers
• applies the concepts and ideas to the problem or issue
• critically assess and evaluate the thinker’s ideas and comes to their own conclusions
10 maximum points:
• correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and syntax
• includes introductory paragraph with argumentative thesis and and preview; includes
conclusion
• written in complete sentences and proofread before submitting your work
• uses well organized paragraphs and labeled sections with subtitles
10 maximum points:
• includes all in text citations (including page numbers for the assigned readings)
• uses APA citations conforming to the Lunsford APA guide for at least 2 of the 3 types of
sources described below in “Source and References”
There are 3 types of acceptable sources that may be obtained through the library, print, and database sources. The 3 types of sources are:
1. academic: books, encyclopedias (academic field specific, do not use Brittanica, Funk and Wagnall, etc), journal articles. Do not cite an academic paper if it hasn’t been published in a book, journal or encyclopedia. Just because it appears on a site ending in “.edu” doesn’t mean it’s been published.
2. trade: publications specific to an industry or non-profit sector, and governments/inter-governmental organization reports (no factsheets or press releases are acceptable)
3. popular: newspapers, newsmagazines, documentary films, TV/radio news