Below are some options for extra credit. Each option is worth up to 5 points (with 10 points maximum available for extra credit). You may choose to do each option below once or one option several times for up to full credit.
- Attend a campus or community event that you feel relates to a topic or issue we are learning about in the course and write a 2 paragraphs about the event. The first paragraph should be a summary of the event itself (what went on, where, who was there, what was the topic/issue) and the second paragraph should be linking the event analytically to a topic covered in the course. I will occasionally announce campus events that qualify for extra credit but for those of you who cannot make those events, you may always check with me to see if an event near you qualifies.
- Write a letter to a newspaper, news network station or radio program advocating for media attention for an issue or topic that you feel needs to be covered more or covered from a different perspective. For the letter to the news outlet, you must submit your letter through this link. Please make sure that you letter is formatted correctly, includes an addressee as well as a subject. Also please SEND your letter to the station!