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  1. GEN 499 Courses / gen499dotcom

  2. GEN 499 Entire Course (Ash) GEN 499 Courses GEN 499 Week 1 DQ 1 Final Research Paper Topic and Plan GEN 499 Week 1 DQ 2 Social Media GEN 499 Week 2 DQ 1 Professional Resume and Cover Letter GEN 499 Week 2 Assignment Critiquing Internet Sources Week 1 DQ 1 Final Research Paper Topic and Plan The first step in the research process is selecting a topic that is both interesting and manageable. For this discussion, complete the following: GEN 499 Week 1 DQ 1 Final Research Paper Topic and Plan (Ash)

  3. GEN 499 Week 1 DQ 2 Social Media (Ash) GEN 499 Courses GEN 499 Week 1 DQ 2 Week 1 DQ 2 Social Media The introduction of new technologies has significantly affected the social lives of many. These changes, which reflect how people use technology to interact, provide an example of trends that you might examine in your Final Research Paper. For this discussion, identify a significant change that has occurred in the way people communicate and share information, and reflect on the impact this change has had on individuals and society in general today (local and global). GEN 499 Week 2 Assignment Critiquing Internet Sources Critiquing Internet Sources Today, the Internet provides an unprecedented amount of information by way of blogs, videos, and podcasts. Conduct a critique of one blog, one video, and one podcast, which provide information that addresses the topic of your Final Research Paper. Assess the authors’ use of bias, validity, and applicability of information. Examine the influence of web-based information on global citizenship and multicultural understanding. Then, compile a list of three factors yo GEN 499 Week 2 Assignment Critiquing Internet Sources (Ash)

  4. GEN 499 Week 2 DQ 1 Professional Resume and Cover Letter (Ash) GEN 499 Courses GEN 499 Week 2 DQ 1 Week 2 DQ 1 Professional Resume and Cover Letter Create a professional resume and cover letter for a position within your selected industry, and attach a copy to this discussion forum. Ashford University’s Career Services department can provide assistance with writing resumes and cover letters. Please visit the Student Portal Homepage (https://student.ashford.edu/) to access the Resume Builder (https://ashford-csm.symplicity.com/students/?s=resume&ss=rb), listed under Career Services in the right column. GEN 499 Week 3 Assignment Annotated Bibliography Annotated Bibliography Review the Final Research Paper instructions located within the Final Research Paper link. The Final Research Paper is due in Week Five. To help with the preparation of the paper, complete the following and submit it to your instructor for feedback. Topic: Refer to the Final Research Paper guidelines for your topic selection. Confirm your topic, and identify how this selection relates to GEN 499 Week 3 Assignment Annotated Bibliography (Ash)

  5. GEN 499 Week 3 DQ 1 Social Capital (Ash) GEN 499 Courses GEN 499 Week 3 DQ 1 Week 3 DQ 1 Social Capital Read “Bowling Alone”: An interview with Robert Putnam about America’s collapsing civic life (http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/DETOC/assoc/aahe.html). For this discussion, complete the following: In your own words, describe what is meant by the term “social capital.” Examine the influences of social connections and technology and civic engagement in academic and professional pursuits. Evaluate the significance of social capital in the context of global citizenship and multicultural understanding. GEN 499 Week 3 DQ 2 Week 3 DQ 2 Federal Policy In recent years, immigration, health care reform, and fiscal policy have emerged as key issues in U.S. federal policy. There are many sides to each debate, and research is proliferating. Using the Ashford Online Library, identify a scholarly article that answers research questions associated with the debate over immigration, health care reform, or fiscal policy (select one). Apply the principles of critical thinking to the selected issue. Cite the article or website that contains the research. Then, describe the findings of this research and provide your perspective on the validity of the findings. GEN 499 Week 3 DQ 2 Federal Policy (Ash)

  6. GEN 499 Courses • GEN 499 Week 4 Critical Thinking Quiz (Ash) GEN 499 Week 4 Critical Thinking Quiz Since Jessica’s participation in local politics increased significantly after she joined her school’s political science club, it is clear that her involvement in that club led her to take an interest in politics. The argument above is flawed because: GEN 499 Week 4 DQ 1 Week 4 DQ 1 Call to Action Review The Surgeon General’s Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation 2010. Then, locate a news article or video related to obesity. Identify the source and evaluate the impact of the report, in relation to the media attention and focus on the topic of obesity. GEN 499 Week 4 DQ 1 Call to Action (Ash)

  7. GEN 499 Courses • GEN 499 Week 4 DQ 2 Final Research Paper Progress (Ash) GEN 499 Week 4 DQ 2 Week 4 DQ 2 Final Research Paper Progress At this point in the course, you should have a strong draft of your Final Research Paper. Share your progress on the Final Research Paper, including the following: GEN 499 Week 5 Assignment Final Research Paper Final Research Paper Research the responsibility of a critical thinker in a contemporary society. You may choose any topic that deals with a contemporary social concern. Examine the principles of critical thought in relation to the chosen societal concern, and consider the importance of ethics, moral reasoning, a research-based process to search for truth, and the advantages of information technology in gathering data. Potential social concerns inclu GEN 499 Week 5 Assignment Final Research Paper (Ash)

  8. GEN 499 Courses • GEN 499 Week 5 DQ 1 Technology and Globalization (Ash) GEN 499 Week 5 DQ 1 Week 5 DQ 1 Technology and Globalization Examine the relationship between advances in technology and the responsibilities of global citizenship. Describe how technology has changed the way in which people pursue knowledge and how they address social concerns. Assess the challenges and benefits of a technical and global community, and recognize the impact of technological and global influences in your life. Your initial post should b GEN 499 Week 5 DQ 2 Week 5 DQ 2 Reflecting on General Education Explain what you have learned about the principles guiding general education from this course and the courses you have taken in the past. What are the most important concepts you have learned (a) from this course and (b) throughout your time as a university student? What are your plans for putting your education to use within your community? How might your newly-acquired knowledge and skills shape your personal and professional development? GEN 499 Week 5 DQ 2 Reflecting on General Education (Ash)

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