Discussion Responses

“PLEASE BE SURE THAT ALL DISCUSSION RESPONSES ARE PLAGIARISM FREE 
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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 GEN499, 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:
Climate change
Pollution
Religious conflict and violence
Rise of artificial intelligence
Lack of education
Unemployment and lack of economic opportunity
Government accountability and corruption
Food and water security
International drug trafficking
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 theAttach 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.)).
(2)
 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.)).
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 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.)).
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  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.)).
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   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.)).
 
Book
Bhargava, V. K. (2006). Introduction to global issues. In V. K. Bhargava (Ed.), Global issues for global citizens: An introduction to key development challenges (pp. 1-22). http://ebookcentral.proquest.com
Articles
Ahmad, A. (2013). A global ethics for a globalized world. Policy Perspectives, 10(1), 63-77.  https://www.jstor.org/journal/polipers
Arditi, B. (2004). From globalism to globalization: The politics of resistance 1. New Political Science, 26(1), 5-22. doi:10.1080/0739314042000185102
Austin, M. W. (2011, April 13). The value of general education (Links to an external site.). https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ethics-everyone/201104/the-value-general-education
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Burkhardt, J. M. (2017). Combating fake news in the digital age. Library Technology Reports, 53(8), 5-33.  https://journals.ala.org/index.php/ltr/index
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Dowd, M. (n.d.). What is the purpose of taking general classes for a college degree? (Links to an external site.) http://education.seattlepi.com/purpose-taking-general-classes-college-degree-1876.html
Erstad, W. (2018, January 22). 6 critical thinking skills you need to master now (Links to an external site.). http://www.rasmussen.edu/student-life/blogs/main/critical-thinking-skills-you-need-to-master-now/
Gong, Q., & Zhang, L. (2010). Virtue ethics and modern society€“A response to the thesis of the modern predicament of virtue ethics. Frontiers of Philosophy in China, 5(2), 255-265. doi:10.1007/s11466-010-0014-5
Hill, L. (2015). Classical stoicism and the birth of a global ethics: Cosmopolitan duties in a world of local loyalties. Social Alternatives, (1), 14. https://www.informit.org/informit-literature-culture-collection
Hobbs, R. (2017). Teaching and learning in a post-truth world. Educational Leadership, 75(3), 26-31. http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership.aspx
Jwood00. (2017, December 18). Responsibilities of an educated person (Links to an external site.). http://jwood00.hubpages.com/hub/Responsibilities-of-an-educated-person
Kohlberg, L. (1975). Moral education for a society in moral transition (Links to an external site.). https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/2d3c/a61129849afee57fa60624041f8a4997d64f.pdf
Neureiter, M., & Traut-Mattausch, E. (2016). An inner barrier to career development: preconditions of the impostor phenomenon and consequences for career development (Links to an external site.). Frontiers in Psychology, 7(48), 1-15. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00048
Newton, L. (1998). Doing good and avoiding evil (Links to an external site.). Hale Chair in Applied Ethics. Retrieved from http://www.rit.edu/~w-ethics/resources/manuals/dgae1p7.html
Papastephanou, M. (2005). Globalisation, globalism and cosmopolitanism as an educational ideal. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 37(4), 533-551. doi:10.1111/j.1469-5812.2005.00139.x
Plencner, A. (2014). Critical thinking and the challenges of Internet (Links to an external site.). Communication Today, 5(2), 4-18.  http://www.communicationtoday.sk/critical-thinking-and-the-challenges-of-internet/
Reysen, S., & Katzarska-Miller, I. (2013). A model of global citizenship: Antecedents and outcomes. International Journal of Psychology, 48(5), 858-870. doi:10.1080/00207594.2012.701749
Seraphin, C. (n.d.). General education requirements: What€™s the point? (Links to an external site.) http://www.collegexpress.com/articles-and-advice/majors-and-academics/articles/college-academics/general-education-requirements-whats-point/
The Blogxer. (2012, March 17). Responsibilities of an educated person (Links to an external site.). http://enlighten-me-not.blogspot.com/2012/03/responsibilities-of-educated-person.html
The Muse. (2013, November 1). 9 questions that€™ll help you find your dream career (Links to an external site.). Forbes. http://www.forbes.com/sites/dailymuse/2013/11/01/9-questions-thatll-help-you-find-your-dream-career/#222ce1fc23bb
Voelz, J. (2017). Transnationalism and anti-globalism. College Literature, 44(4), 521-526. doi:10.1353/lit.2017.0032
Wehlburg, C. M. (2010). Integrated general education: A brief look back. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2010(121), 3-11. doi:10.1002/tl.383
Multimedia
Ashford University Writing Center. (2018). Integrating research (Links to an external site.) [Tutorial file]. https://content.bridgepointeducation.com/curriculum/file/5408ee9b-e793-44d5-8a4d-e54bc6e72f74/1/Integrating%20Research.zip/story_html5.html
Ashford University Library. (2017, November). What is CRAAP? (Links to an external site.) [PDF file]. https://content.bridgepointeducation.com/curriculum/file/f8a1ef48-2a27-4450-b3d0-242d91015f8d/1/CRAAP%20accessible.pdf
Caldwell, S. (Writer), & Dimoff, D. (Producer). (2018). Fake news: Part 1 (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://fod.infobase.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?token=145229&wID=100753&plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=360&fWidth=660&fHeight=410
Cendejas, M. (2015). Scholarly and popular sources (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. https://ashford.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/Scholarly+and+Popular+Resources%281%29/0_ue1ih9qt
Kloza, B. (Executive Producer), Fabian, R. (Director), & Baber, J. (Producer). (2011). Effective Internet search: Basic tools and advanced strategies (Links to an external site.) [Streaming video]. Retrieved from Films On Demand database.
Library La Trobe University. (2009, September 16). Why can€™t I just Google? (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. https://youtu.be/hqjJyqfceLw
North Carolina State University, Libraries. (2013, August). Picking your topic is research! (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/tutorials/picking_topic/
QualiaSoup. (2009, December 24). Critical thinking (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/6OLPL5p0fMg
Radcliff, R. (Writer). (2007). Business, management & administration (Links to an external site.) [Series episode]. In P. Iacono and A. S. Weber (Executive Producers), The complete career clusters. Retrieved from https://fod.infobase.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?Token=34900&aid=18596&Plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=480&ref
Romin, J., Arnstad, H., Lennartsson, J., & Lilja, V. (Directors & Producers). (2009). What is globalization? (Links to an external site.) [Video segment]. In J. Romin (Executive Producer), Open borders: Globalization-a real-world view [Streaming video]. Films On Demand database.
Stucke, K. (Writer). (2009). Globalization at a crossroads (Links to an external site.). [Series episode]. In M. Stucke & Claudin, C. (Executive Producers), Global issues [Streaming video]. Films On Demand database.
Stucke, M. (Executive Producer), Purdue, K. (Writer). (2001). What is globalization? (Links to an external site.) [Video segment]. In The global trade debate [Streaming video]. Films On Demand database.
Tan, K., & Walko, D. S. (Executive Producers), Dimoff, D. (Producer). (2018). Fake news: Part 1 (Links to an external site.) [Video segment]. In How to recognize fake news [Streaming video]. Films On Demand database.
Yi, J. (Director & Producer), Giddy, P. (Director). Altinay, H., Laffont, G., Weinhardt, C., Wiese, J., €¦ Qiu, Y. (Producers). (2012). Global civics: Social ethics in an interdependent world (Links to an external site.) [Streaming video]. Films On Demand database.
Web Pages
Ashford University. (n.d.). General Academic Information and Policies (Links to an external site.). https://www.ashford.edu/general-academic-information-policies.htm
Ashford University. (n.d.). Narrowing a topic and developing a research question (Links to an external site.). https://writingcenter.ashford.edu/narrowing-topic-and-developing-research-question
Critical thinking skills (Links to an external site.). (n.d.). http://www.umich.edu/~elements/probsolv/strategy/ctskills.htm (Links to an external site.)
Newton, L. (1998 ). Decision procedures for Ethics: DEAL carrying on without resolution (Links to an external site.). In Doing good and avoiding evil [Manual]. Retrieved from http://www.rit.edu/~w-ethics/resources/manuals/dgae1p7.html
Valuable intellectual traits (Links to an external site.). (2014 , September). Retrieved from http://www.cetla.howard.edu/new_showcase/lectures/docs/jones/intraits.html
Website
Critical thinking web (Links to an external site.). (n.d.). Critical thinking. http://philosophy.hku.hk/think/

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