Students are required write a current event essay in which they analyze an article and relate it to course topics. Students will need to find an article (Economist, Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, etc.) and write a three-page essay (Times New Roman, double-spaced, 12 point font, and one-inch margins are REQUIRED) relating the article to topics discussed in the course. The article must be cited in the essay. Students will be graded on their ability to follow directions and articulate how course topics relate to their article of choice. The essay is due during Week 18. Late essays will not be accepted. The essay is worth 50 points.