Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Project 4: Classification

So, I want to classify humanitarian causes to make people realize that it's better to be more passionate about one unjust cause than to feel overwhelmed by them all and do nothing.

Classifying international humanitarian causes
The principle: Classify by cause/crisis
  • Genocide/mass murder - Darfur,
  • Famine/Hunger (would vegetarian/vegan issues fit under this?)
  • Disease - AIDS, bird flus, STDs, doctors without borders
  • Environmental - stopping climate change, government regulation, areas impacted by natural disasters
  • War - Iraq, Afhganistan (should this be under genocide?)
  • Domestic Issues - US-specific causes
  • Civil Liberties - slave trade/racism, sexual slave trade/sexism, rights to all people regardless of class, creed, age, sex etc.
The categories are fairly broad--which I think is ok?--but the "classes" aren't parallel exactly, does that matter? Wondering what you all think, if some might work better than others and if I left anything major out? I'd like to cover a wide spectrum.

3 comments:

Karin Sayan said...

looks like a whole lot of information. It might overwhelm you. I think I am going to do mine on Meat alternatives. Then I have 4 classes, soy, and 3 others that I can't remember at the moment. (left my notebook at home) Of course mine might be not enough information we do have to fill up 4 pages!!!
Not always sure if I am ever on the right path in this class.

h. van de mark said...

yeah i'm thinking i might be overwhelmed (prof. gibson suggested that as well)... but i'm still going to try it... so don't fret you're on the right path

h. van de mark said...

yeah i'm thinking i might be overwhelmed (prof. gibson suggested that as well)... but i'm still going to try it... so don't fret you're on the right path