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Please post the option you are choosing to use for your paper. Once you have posted your choice, you may not change it later! Remember that option 2 requires you to purchase an additional book and read it prior to writing your paper.

option 1 or 2. You will have to declare your choice in module 3 by answering the discussion post in that module entitled  "Paper Option Chosen". Once you declare your choice you will not be able to change it.

Option 2 requires purchasing and reading an additional book. Please allocate time and resources for this requirement when choosing option 2.

Paper: Students will write a 6-8-page paper, using one of the following two options. The paper will include a title page and reference page (no abstract) and be formatted using the ASA formatting style. It may be submitted to Turnitin.com.

Paper Option 1: Read and analyze the New York Times daily. Choose one section to analyze every day for at least four weeks. Focus on aging. Apply related concepts about your topic from the text. You must provide specific examples from at least five articles published during the semester to support your conclusions. You should begin work on this assignment immediately by choosing the section of your interest (the front or business sections, or contact instructor if you want to analyze a different section). Save this section of the newspaper every day.

Please note: The online version of the New York Times that you can access through general browsers is not complete (some sections are restricted to online subscribers). You may access the complete New York Times using the Cannon Memorial Library online databases.

Paper Option 2: Read the following book and address the question below:

Jessica Mitford. 2000. The American Way of Death Revisited. Vintage Books. Random House. New York.

ISBN-10: 0679771867

ISBN-13: 978-0679771869

What are some of the assumptions this book makes about American society? Apply key ideas from class to critically analyze the idea that the funeral industry is a big business in American society.