Corona Virus Pandemic (FRONTLINE https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/coronavirus-pandemic/ (Links to an external site.)) 54:22 mns.
Outbreak (FRONTLINE https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/outbreak/ (Links to an external site.)) 54:16 mns
These films portray very different outbreaks. In your essay, compare and contrast the following:
- How did/do cultural beliefs influence peoples response to the epidemic (please be specific here)?
- In both cases misinformation confused the public. How did (does) this play out in the behavior of people? And how did this amplify the situation?
- What cultural factors influenced how people perceived the illness? How did culture influence peoples view of the causes of the illness (where it came from, how was it spread)? And how did culture influence their view of the cures or treatments of the illness?
- What were the similarities and differences between these cases in how people responded to the illness?
Final Product: Must be accompanied by a report from TURNitIN.
For this assignment you must write an essay of at least 800-1000 words (double-spaced Times New Roman 12 pnt). You may write more if you wish but limit your responses to no more than 6-pages. Please write for an educated general audience. Spelling, stylistic conventions, grammar, organization, and syntax count as much as content. If you cite any sources or use quotes you need to supply an appropriate bibliography. The bibliography does NOT count towards the word/page requirement.
You will be graded on the following criteria (Rubric):1) Organization of ideas: To get full credit make sure your writing shows high degree of attention to logic, reasoning and topical content. Clearly leads reader from opening through body to conclusions. Stirs thought in conclusions. 2) Format: the assignment requirements in page length, font-size, spacing and indents. 3) Conventions: grammar, spelling, punctuation, verb/noun agreement. 4) Sentence fluency: vocabulary/word choice and sentence structure. 5) Level of content/Ideas: synthesis of ideas, use of original and novel thoughts.