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:
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:
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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Dowd, M. (n.d.). What is the purpose of taking general classes for a college degree? (Links to an external site.) Retrieved from http://education.seattlepi.com/purpose-taking-general-classes-college-degree-1876.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
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.) Retrieved from http://www.collegexpress.com/articles-and-advice/majors-and-academics/articles/college-academics/general-education-requirements-whats-point/
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
Ashford University Library. (2017, November). What is CRAAP? (Links to an external site.) [PDF file]. Retrieved from https://content.bridgepointeducation.com/curriculum/file/f8a1ef48-2a27-4450-b3d0-242d91015f8d/1/CRAAP%20accessible.pdf
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 (Links to an external site.)
North Carolina State University, Libraries. (2013, August). Picking your topic is research! (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/tutorials/picking_topic/
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. Retrieved from https://fod.infobase.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?token=47499&wID=100753&loid=144239&plt=FOD&w=640&h=360&fWidth=660&fHeight=410
Stucke, K. (Writer). (2009). Globalization at a crossroads (Links to an external site.). [Series episode]. In M. Stucke & Claudin, C. (Executive Producers), Global issues. Retrieved from https://fod.infobase.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?token=39350&wID=100753&plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=480&fWidth=660&fHeight=530
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]. Retrieved from Films On Demand database.
Ashford University. (n.d.). Narrowing a topic and developing a research question (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from https://writingcenter.ashford.edu/narrowing-topic-and-developing-research-question