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Breadth Area Essay Questions Social/Civic Breadth Area General Discussion Questions 1. What Social/Civic breadth area related subject did you explore and which format (observation) did you use for your research? 2. How is your subject related to the Social/Civic breadth area? 3. What are the global or cultural implications of this subject? 4. Did exploration of this topic challenge any preconceptions or assumptions you hold? 5. Was your understanding of a global or cultural issue broadened or changed? If so, how? 6. Any surprises or special gifts from your exploration? 7. What was the most important thing you learned and would like to share with others? Specific Essay Questions Observation (Site Visit or Observation via the Web) 1. What Social/Civic breadth area related subject did you explore? 2. What are the global or cultural implications of this subject? 3. If applicable, were you able to follow the story/subject in an American news source as well as a foreign one? 4. Did the observation challenge any preconceptions or assumptions you hold? 5. Did the observation broaden your understanding of the selected topic related to this breadth area? Essays must be a minimum of two full pages (typed and double-spaced) and cannot exceed four pages in length. Include the following: 1) Title page 2) Header with short title in caps at left margin and page numbers in upper right-hand corner of every page, starting with title page 3) Introduction (this is a main heading, centered on the page, and typed in boldface) 4) Discussion of Experience (this is a main heading, with the heading format noted above) 5) Conclusion (this is a main heading as well) Another idea that could be used for any of the four breadth areas is to ?observe? via the web. Choose a news or feature story of global interest or that has global implications in any of the breadth areas. Follow the story in both an American news source as well as a foreign news source. Write an essay comparing key differences in coverage, looking also for subtleties in language, style, and emphasis. Did the observation challenge any preconceptions or assumptions that you hold? How did the observation broaden your understanding in the particular breadth area chosen? : In order for each essay to be evaluated as having met the required criteria, be sure that you have: ? Clearly explained how your experience reflects the specific liberal arts breadth area ? Clearly discussed how your experience relates to living in a global community Failure to adequately address both of these criteria will affect the grade for the essay. Social/Civic Breadth Area There is a body of knowledge, usually associated with the social and behavioral sciences, that each educated person needs to function effectively within relationships and to make a positive contribution to other persons and the social order. This area treats the understanding of human behavior as manifest in individuals and groups, however large or small. Both knowledge and appropriate action are marks of the educated person. This is the breadth area for looking at involvement in volunteer organizations, churches, schools, or local government. It is the area of being an informed citizen in voting and considering issues. It is looking at who we are as a society and people in relationship to one another. Courses in this area are psychology, anthropology, sociology, economics, history, and political science. Examples of resources you might use for your observation paper: Social/Civic Local museums, historical centers, ethnic festivals or centers, non-profit group addressing a global issue or working with a diverse population, etc. Focus on global perspectives on social issues. ( You can make it up ) Here is a website where they explain how to write an observation paper. http://www.custom-essays.org/essay_types/Observation_Essay.html

 

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