discuss about business and ethics than what I have outlined below, by all means feel free to propose something else.

The options below are meant to be suggestive: if you can think of a better way to articulate your thoughts about business and ethics than what I have outlined below, by all means feel free to propose something else. Note, however, that in every case, the thicker your ethical and critical discussion, the betterremember that thick justifications are better than thin ones. That is, your ethical stance is really only as strong as the justification you can build for it. The stronger the justification, the stronger the ethical stance; the weaker the justification, the weaker the stance.

The written materials you submit will consist of two items: (1) an editorial (5 pages) [or other genre of writing, such as a movie review, a memo, a white paper, or any other genre as suggested below or in class] in which you thoroughly respond to a matter of ethics in a business or industry that interests you; and (2) a cover letter (1 page), in which you briefly summarize the content of your piece, and explain what genre of writing you are using, why you are choosing it, and who your intended audience is.

Option 1 an editorial

Write a feature editorial/article for the Atlantic Monthly or Rolling Stone discussing ethics and business in some fashion. The best editorials will make some sort of strong claim about some topic currently in the news for example, the ethics and wisdom of fracking, drug pricing, building a wall on the Mexican border, fighting climate change, cultural appropriation, fake news, or something along those lines. Make sure there is a business connection; and make sure you pick a good title for your editorial, since titles are often key to their success!

Option 2- Write a Ted Talk

Write a Ted Talk. Review several, especially those pertaining to business and/or ethics, and then write one that fits that style. One topic that would work would be a motivational speech to design technology for better living, along the lines of the Tristan Harris Ted Talk. Of course, you wouldnt want to merely repeat what he says, but support his line of thinking by expanding on it into different areas. Better still, propose your own topic, and original insight; again, all in the style of a Ted Talk.

Option 3 Personal Essay

Sometimes the best way to articulate your ideas is in a personal essay. This would be meant to be reflective in a significant way on problems that concern you particularly as you consider the problems and possibilities that business and ethics are likely to present you with in your career. Some possible titles: Business as an Ethical Calling, or Entrepreneurship as Service to Society, or perhaps even Why I Am Hesitant to Pursue a Career in Business. And of course, general ethical issues relating to business and/or public policy are certainly welcome: Is Access to Clean Water a Human Right? Is Eating Meat Unethical? Or consider writing on Anti-Social Media.

Option 4 Critical Review of a Film Pertaining to Business

The number of documentaries that are critical of business are growing every year. But how good are these films? To what extent do they present an accurate picture of the reality of the relationship between business, ethics, and society, and to what extent do they distort that picture, in service to a prior agenda? Write a critical review of Inside Job, the fairly recent film on the banking crisis that just won the Academy Award for Best Documentary. Or write on some other prominent film about businesseither fiction or non-fiction. Possible films include Too Big to Fail, Inside Job, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, The Corporation, Food, Inc., The Shock Doctrine, Manufactured Landscapes. (But note that, in my view, the more recent the film, the better.) Note that if you choose this option, I will be expecting you to have read and incorporated into your review the reviews of half a dozen or more major reviewers, such as The New York Times, Salon.com, The Hollywood Reporter, The Wall Street Journal, or National Review.

Length: 6-10 pages, including cover letter (5-page paper + 1-page cover letter)

Format: professional; appropriate to the genre you choose

(Works cited not included in 5 pages. Visuals encouraged)