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Media Analysis Option: In this paper, you will analyze in detail a common trope in media representations of substance use. Your paper will identify a common theme in media representations of substance use and will use examples from a few pieces of media that demonstrate how this trope is represented (ideally, 2-3 pieces of media in order to both demonstrate a trend and provide in-depth analysis of your primary sources). Your analysis should also explain how social locations such as gender and race work within or modify the use of this trope. You will use scholarly support to help explain why this trope is damaging, stigmatizing, positive, or inaccurate.
SOURCE REQUIREMENTS: You must incorporate a minimum of 3 peer-reviewed, scholarly sources into this paper, one of which must NOT be assigned materials from this class. Scholarly sources include articles from academic journals and researched nonfiction books. You are encouraged to incorporate other kinds of sources as needed, such as popular media or pieces from journalistic publications, but these do not count toward your final source count.
When you incorporate these sources, they must be properly cited within the body of your paper, and you must include a Works Cited page at the end of your paper. You may cite these sources in whatever citation style you are comfortable with (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.), but please be consistent in your formatting.
LENGTH AND FORMATTING: Your paper must be a minimum of 3 pages long and a maximum of 4 pages long. For consistency, please format your paper in size 12 Times New Roman font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins on all sides.
DUE DATE AND SUBMISSION: Your paper is due in Module 6, on Friday, Oct 2nd. Per the policies listed in the syllabus, late or improperly submitted work will not be accepted.
POINTS AND GRADING: This paper is worth 100 points.