Write a critical analysis of one of the works from weeks 1 or 2.
An overview of approaches can be found here, but many are quite straightforward.
Psychological, gender, sociological, biographical, and historical are all approaches that many use naturally in viewing a work.
Here is the list of works to chose from
"A Month in the Country" by Jay Wright
"Song for a Dark Girl" by Langston Hughes
"How it Feels to Be Colored Me" by Zora Neale Hurston
"Sula" by Toni Morrison or "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker
"What You Pawn I Will Redeem" by Sherman Alexie
"The Third and Final Continent" by Jhumpa Lahiri
"The Conversion of the Jews" by Philip Roth
"The Day the Cisco Kid Shot John Wayne" by Nash Candelaria or "The Last of the Menu Girls" by Denise Chavez