ARTS101 Final Assignment
Date: No later than 9AM on Monday the 30
of January 2017.
Via the Learning site for ARTS101. Click on the Assessment Submission tab and
upload a soft
of your assignment. No cover sheet is required.
Format: A PDF, Word.doc, or Word.docx are all acceptable – nothing
and respond as requested to the following Scenario.
letter titled ‘The Moral Superiority of Non-Existence’ has recently been
circulated to MP’s and
staff in an attempt to gain support for population intervention measures to be
legislation. This letter is seen by many as the catalyst for
vigorous debate on the issue within the
of parliament. The Greens have a certain appreciation for the core idea of
measures. However, before any development of a draft policy on the
issue is undertaken they have
sought clarification on the core arguments contained in the letter.
Their aim is to discover if there
any worthwhile arguments that could be used in a formal debate within
are being asked to provide a report on the argument to determine its merits as a
basis for policy
development. This will mean compiling an accurate and comprehensive
evaluation of the argument
will be easy for MP’s, their staff and supporters to understand and access. The
Green’s will be
basing their decision on future policy development in this area on
your report, so your advice will
an instrumental role in that process. You are asked to provide a clear
indication of the strength
the argument including a detailed evaluation of its contents. Ultimately, you
will be offering your
judgement on whether this letter is of any use in providing a basis
for future policy development.
evaluation should be an objective application of the skills acquired in ARTS101
good understanding of the techniques involved in analysing
resources that have been made available to you to help in compiling your report
copy of ‘The Moral Superiority of Non-Existence’ that has been distributed to
their staff; it contains some references to
free to utilise any further material you deem relevant. But remember, it is only
argument contained in the letter that is being evaluated, so it
must be relevant to the claims
being made in the letter.