Choose one of the issues listed below and write a 700 word opinion editorial that critically analyses the challenges with realising aspirations of the common good in your professional community, locally and globally.
• Patient access to prohibitively expensive treatments
• Patient confidentiality (breaches)
• Discrimination in the workplace
• Discrimination in education (access and equity)
• Fraud (financial/business contexts)
• Abuse of privacy (social media, IT organisations)
• The “Digital Divide”
• Asylum seekers (and detention/incarceration)
• Poverty and homelessness
• Slavery (and human trafficking)
You should read the article on LEO that explains how to write an Op-Ed piece, and the examples provided before commencing this assessed task.
• Create an evocative and engaging Op-Ed that explains a challenge associated with realising aspirations of the common good in your professional community, locally and globally.
• The Op-Ed should clearly explain to readers what the issue chosen from the list is and how your understanding of the knowledge you have acquired in the unit addresses the issue or problem and relate to the discipline area you are studying in.
• Please note that you do not have to come up with the ‘definitive solution’ for the Op Ed, this may form part of Assessment 3. Your tutor is looking for a well-argued view in order to move forward on the issue or problem.
• The Op-Ed is to be no more than 700 words long. The idea is to express your thoughts clearly and concisely and make your argument as directly as you can – just like a journalist or writer. Do not assume that this assignment is easy given the word length. The challenge is to present a persuasive argument in a concise manner!
• Although Op-Eds do not usually require referencing, for this academic work, full referencing is required. References do not count in the word limit. See referencing guidelines on the UNCC300 LEO page (You can find it under Assessment > How do I reference course materials for UNCC units?).
• This assessment will be worth 30 marks.