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 Final Paper   Topic [WLOs: 2, 3, 4, 5] [CLOs: 2, 3, 4, 5]

  

Prepare: Prior to beginning work on this discussion   forum, review the Narrowing   a Topic and Developing a Research Question (Links to an external site.) web page   and Integrating Research (Links to an   external site.) tutorial. These resources will help you in   developing a topic.

It is also recommended that you review these tutorials from   the Ashford University Library:

· Database   Search Tips (Links   to an external site.)

· Evaluating   Sources (Links   to an external site.)

You may also want to review the Sample Final Paper GEN499Preview the document, so that you can start preparing your rough   draft that is due in Week 4.

 

Reflect: When considering a research topic, consider an   interesting topic that is worth further research. For instance, having a   strong opinion on a specific topic may deter you from thinking more   critically, and therefore the research might end up being one-sided. It is a   good idea to pick a topic in which you can provide a good argument for both   sides of the societal issue.

 

Write: For this discussion, address the following prompts:

· Identify   a global societal issue from the following list that you would consider   researching further for your Week 5 Final Paper:

o Climate change

o Pollution

o Religious conflict and violence

o Rise of artificial intelligence

o Lack of education

o Unemployment and lack of economic   opportunity

o Government accountability and corruption

o Food and water security

o International drug trafficking

o Poverty and income inequality

· Describe   effective methods you used in identifying and narrowing down to just one of   the topics to further research for your Final Paper.

· Explain   three ways you can critically analyze sources to determine if they are   scholarly.

· Summarize   information from at least two scholarly journal articles from the Ashford   University Library that will support your claims for your chosen topic.

· Explain   why scholarly sources should be used to support your writing on the selected   topic.

· Download   and attach a PDF copy of one of the peer-reviewed scholarly articles that you   found from the Ashford University Library to your answer using the “Attach”   function located below your response.

Your initial post   should be at least 250 words in length, which should include a thorough response   to each prompt. You are required to provide in-text citations of applicable   required reading materials and/or any other outside sources you use to   support your claims. Provide full reference entries of all sources cited at   the end of your response. Please use correct APA format when writing in-text   citations (see In-Text Citation Helper (Links to an   external site.)) and references (see Formatting Your   References List (Links to an   external site.)).

  

 Globalization   and Its Ethical Implications [WLOs: 1, 2, 3, 5] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 5]

  

Prepare: Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, review the following Week   1 and Week 2 required resources that focus on globalization, ethics, and   moral reasoning. This will assist you in examining your own development of   ethical and moral responsibilities as they relate to your Final Paper and its   topic.

Read these articles from Week 1:

· From   Globalism to Globalization: The Politics of Resistance

· Globalization,   Globalism, and Cosmopolitanism as an Educational Ideal

· Transnationalism   and Anti-globalism

Read these articles from Week 2:

· Introduction to Global   Issues

· A Global   Ethics for a Globalized World

· Virtue Ethics and   Modern Society

· Classical   Stoicism and the Birth of a Global Ethics: Cosmopolitan Duties in a World of   Local Loyalties

 

Reflect: The change of our world from a local economy to a national   economy to a global, international economy means that increasingly diverse   populations will have to work together to achieve common goals. However, as   the economy becomes increasingly global, local economies and people may   suffer economic disadvantage or may find themselves marginalized from the   rest of the world. Globalization creates ethical dilemmas for which we will   need to find solutions.

 

Write: For this discussion, address the following prompts:

· Explain   the implications of globalization.

· Identify   at least two ethical issues that go along with the global societal topic you   have chosen for your final essay.

· Explain   how globalization contributes to or affects these ethical dilemmas.

· Propose   solutions to these ethical dilemmas that are feasible financially, socially,   and culturally.

Your initial post   should be at least 250 words in length, which should include a thorough   response to each prompt. You are required to provide in-text citations of   applicable required reading materials and/or any other outside sources you   use to support your claims. Provide full reference entries of all sources   cited at the end of your response. Please use correct APA format when writing   in-text citations (see In-Text Citation Helper (Links to an   external site.)) and references (see Formatting Your   References List (Links to an   external site.)).

  

Ethics and Moral     Development [WLOs: 1, 2, 3] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3]

  

Prepare: Prior     to beginning work on this discussion forum, review the Week 2 required     resources that focus on ethics and morals. This will assist you in     examining your own development of ethical and moral responsibilities.

Read the articles:

· A Global Ethics     for a Globalized World

· Virtue Ethics     and Modern Society

· Classical Stoicism     and the Birth of a Global Ethics: Cosmopolitan Duties     in a World of Local Loyalties

· Responsibilities     of an Educated Person (Links     to an external site.) [Blog post] by jwood00

· Moral     Education for a Society in Moral Transition (Links to an external site.)

· Decision     Procedures for Ethics: DEAL Carrying on Without Resolution (Links to an     external site.)

 

Reflect: Take     a deeper look at your own life and determine which experiences have     inspired ethical and moral reasoning. Were there any huge influences in     this process?

 

Write: For     this discussion you will address the following prompts:

· Explain     what it means to be ethical as it relates to personal, academic, and     professional growth.

· Provide     at least one ethical dilemma you have encountered, and describe how the     issue was resolved.

· Describe     how your general education courses have influenced your ethical values.

Your initial post should be at     least 250 words in length, which should include a thorough response to each     prompt. You are required to provide in-text citations of applicable     required reading materials and/or any other outside sources you use to     support your claims. Provide full reference entries of all sources cited at     the end of your response. Please use correct APA format when writing     in-text citations (see In-Text Citation Helper (Links to an     external site.)) and references (see Formatting Your     References List (Links     to an external site.)).

  

Final Paper Progress     [WLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

  

Prepare: In preparation for this discussion forum, make a list     of what you learned most throughout the process of researching your final     essay topic, as well as difficulties you may have encountered along the     way.

 

Reflect: Think about what you have learned in the development     of your research findings on the global societal issue you chose in the     Week 1 discussion forum, your proposed solution and its ethical outcomes,     and share with your classmates why this specific issues requires further     research.

 

Write: For this discussion, you will address the following     prompts:

· Identify the global societal issue you have chosen to     research for your Final Paper, an argumentative essay, and explain why     further research on this topic is important.

· Provide a clear and concise thesis statement that includes a     solution to the global societal issue (see Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an     external site.) for assistance).

· Explain how this global societal issue impacts a specific     population.

· Locate a peer-reviewed scholarly source and provide     statistical data that you found surprising on the topic.

Your initial post     should be at least 250 words in length, which should include a thorough     response to each prompt. You are required to provide in-text citations of     applicable required reading materials and/or any other outside sources you     use to support your claims. Provide full reference entries of all sources     cited at the end of your response. Please use correct APA format when     writing in-text citations (see In-Text Citation Helper (Links to an external site.)) and     references (see Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.)).

  

Scholarly     Sources and Research [WLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4]

  

Prepare: Prior to beginning work on this assignment, view the     videos Scholarly and Popular     Sources(1) (Links     to an external site.), Why Can’t I Just Google? (Links to an     external site.), and Effective Internet Search:     Basic Tools and Advanced Strategies (Links to an external site.).

 

Reflect: Good     research is a combination of many types of sources. Prior to taking this     course, did you understand the differences between these sources and the     importance of finding one type of resource over another?

 

Write: For     this discussion, you will address the following prompts:

· Explain     at least five differences between popular and scholarly sources used in     research.

· Locate     and summarize one peer-reviewed, scholarly source from the Ashford     University Library and one popular source that pertain to your Final Paper     topic. In your summary of each article, comment on the following: biases,     reliability, strengths, and limitations.

· From the     sources you summarized, list and explain at least five visual cues from the     peer-reviewed, scholarly source that were not evident in the popular     source.

Your initial post should be at     least 250 words in length, which should include a thorough response to each     prompt. You are required to provide in-text citations of applicable     required reading materials and/or any other outside sources you use to     support your claims. Provide full reference entries of all sources cited at     the end of your response. Please use correct APA format when writing     in-text citations (see In-Text Citation Helper (Links to an external site.)) and     references (see Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.)).

  

Elements of     Critical Thinking [WLOs: 2, 3, 4] [CLOs: 2, 3, 4]

  

Prepare: Prior to beginning work on this discussion     forum, in preparation for discussing the importance of critical thinking     skills, 

Read the articles

· Common     Misconceptions of Critical Thinking

· Combating     Fake News in the Digital Age

· 6 Critical Thinking Skills You Need to Master Now (Links to an     external site.)

· Teaching     and Learning in a Post-Truth world: It’s Time for Schools to Upgrade and     Reinvest in Media Literacy Lessons

· Critical     Thinking and the Challenges of Internet (Links to an external site.)

Watch the videos

· Fake News: Part 1 (Links to an     external site.)

· Critical Thinking (Links to an external site.)

Review the resources

· Critical Thinking Skills (Links to an     external site.)

· Valuable Intellectual     Traits (Links to an     external site.)

· Critical Thinking Web (Links to an external     site.)

 

Reflect: Reflect on the characteristics of a critical thinker.     Critical thinking gets you involved in a dialogue with the ideas you read     from others in this class. To be a critical thinker, you need to be able to     summarize, analyze, hypothesize, and evaluate new information that you     encounter.

 

Write: For this discussion, you will address the following     prompts. Keep in mind that the article or video you’ve chosen should not be     about critical thinking, but should be about someone making a statement,     claim, or argument related to your Final Paper topic. One source should     demonstrate good critical thinking skills and the other source should     demonstrate the lack or absence of critical thinking skills. Personal     examples should not be used.

· Explain at least five elements of critical thinking that you     found in the reading material.

· Search the Internet, media, or the Ashford University     Library, and find an example in which good critical thinking skills are     being demonstrated by the author or speaker. Summarize the content and     explain why you think it demonstrates good critical thinking skills.

· Search the Internet, media, or the Ashford University     Library, and find an example in which the author or speaker lacks good     critical thinking skills. Summarize the content and explain why you think     it demonstrates the absence of good, critical thinking skills.

Your initial post     should be at least 250 words in length, which should include a thorough     response to each prompt. You are required to provide in-text citations of     applicable required reading materials and/or any other outside sources you     use to support your claims. Provide full reference entries of all sources     cited at the end of your response. Please use correct APA format when     writing in-text citations (see In-Text Citation Helper (Links to an     external site.)) and references (see Formatting Your     References List (Links     to an external site.)).

  

Reflecting on     General Education and Career [WLOs: 2, 3, 4] [CLOs: 2, 3, 4]

Prepare: Prior to beginning work on this discussion   forum, read the articles Teaching   Writing Skills That Enhance Student Success in Future Employment ; An   Inner Barrier to Career Development: Preconditions of the Impostor Phenomenon   and Consequences for Career Development (Links to an external site.); and 9   Questions That’ll Help You Find Your Dream Career (Links to an external site.); watch the   video Business,   Management & Administration (Links to an external site.); and   review the General Education Curriculum found in General   Academic Information and Policies (Links to an external site.) in   the Ashford University Catalog. This catalog addresses the core competencies   that the general education courses must cover: Ethical Reasoning, Written   Communication, Oral and Interpersonal Communication, Information Literacy,   Critical Thinking, and Quantitative Reasoning. 

Reflect: Think about the core competencies as previously   mentioned, and ponder your time taking general education courses. Reflect on   the specific courses not associated with your college major and determine the   level of new information you have acquired that relates to the core   competencies. You must also think about a potential job you might apply to   once you graduate and determine what skills you developed through general   education courses that make you qualified for a specific job.

Write: For this discussion, you will address the following   prompts:

· Review   a job description through a job website (e.g., Career   Builder (Links to an   external site.), Monster (Links to an external site.), etc.) in   your desired career field. Please provide the job title and the link to the   job description.

· Identify   at least five skills you have obtained through your general education courses   that will make you successful at this job.

· Demonstrate   with at least two examples how your newly acquired knowledge and skills have   shaped both your personal and professional development.

· Describe   your plans for putting your education to use within your community.

Your initial post   should be at least 250 words in length, which should include a thorough   response to each prompt. You are required to provide in-text citations of   applicable required reading materials and/or any other outside sources you   use to support your claims. Provide full reference entries of all sources   cited at the end of your response. Please use correct APA format when writing   in-text citations (see In-Text Citation Helper (Links to an   external site.)) and references (see Formatting Your   References List (Links to an   external site.)).

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Ashford University Writing Center. (2018). Integrating research (Links to an external site.) [Tutorial file]. Retrieved from https://content.bridgepointeducation.com/curriculum/file/5408ee9b-e793-44d5-8a4d-e54bc6e72f74/1/Integrating%20Research.zip/story_html5.html

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