Recent Question/Assignment

Write an Op-Ed (opinion-editorial) piece that allows you to demonstrate an understanding of how issues relating to the dignity of the human person and the realization of the common good may be addressed by you in your professional practice now and in the future. You will need to select an issue that relates to the degree program you are studying and write a concise but persuasive opinion piece on an issue or problem relating to the dignity of the human person and the realisation of the common good that relates to your future professional practice. Readings for this assessment: The readings from weeks 2-9 of the unit available to you via LEO and through any wider or further reading you wish to include. Please note that you are not required to read outside of the reading list in the unit in order to achieve a high distinction in this assessment task. Further, you should read the two articles on LEO that explain more fully what an Op-Ed piece is before commencing this assessed task. General Instructions: • Create an evocative and engaging Op-Ed that applies insights from Assessment 1 (knowledge base) on an issue or problem relating to the dignity of the human person and the realisation of the common good that relates to your professional practice (ie the degree program you are studying). For example, how does your chosen profession treat its clients’ privacy and how does what you have learned about human dignity and human rights impact on that treatment? • The Op-Ed should clearly explain to readers what the issue or problem 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’ rather provide 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 (papers which fall beyond this word length will be penalised). 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-Ed’s do not usually require referencing, for this academic work, referencing is required. References do not count in the word limit. See referencing guidelines on the UNCC100 LEO page (You can find it under Assessment How do I reference course materials for UNCC units?). • This assessment will be worth 50 marks.