Phil 107 F11: Essay Prompt

Your assignment is to watch a movie of your choosing and then write a 2-4 page paper in which you explain the theory of human nature presented in that film. In writing your essay you must relate the theory of human nature presented in the film to one of the theories we have studied in class. A successful essay will do the following:
  • Clearly articulate the theory of human nature presented in your film.
  • Clearly articulate one of the theories of human nature we have looked at in class.
  • Explain how your film relates to that theory.
The final draft is due on the last day of class, Wednesday, December 14. Your essay should be typed, double-spaced with 1" margins in a 10-12 point font. In addition to the final draft of the paper there are several pre-writing assignments I want you to complete:
  1. By Wednesday, November 30 I want you to email me a prospectus in which you tell me what film you will be writing about and which theory of human nature you will be relating the film to.
  2. On Wednesday, December 7 you will bring two copies of a rough draft of your essay to class for in-class peer editing.
Though these pre-writing assignments are ungraded, failure to complete them will result in an F on this assignment.