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GEN 499 Entire Course (New Syllabus) (2 Set)

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GEN 499 Week 1 Assignment Reflecting on Personal Identity and Global Citizenship (2 Papers) GEN 499 Week 1 Discussion Purpose of General Education (2 Response) GEN 499 Week 2 Assignment Information Literacy (2 Papers) GEN 499 Week 2 Discussion 1 Final Research Project Topic (2 Response) GEN 499 Week 2 Discussion 2 Ethics and Moral Development (2 Response) GEN 499 Week 3 Discussion 1 Philosophy of Education (2 Response)

GEN 499 Week 3 Discussion 2 Scholarly Sources & Bibliography Analysis (2 Response)

GEN 499 Week 3 Assignment Annotated Bibliography (3 Set)

GEN 499 Week 3 Journal Skills Acquired Through General Education (2 Papers)

GEN 499 Week 4 Discussion 1 Critical Thinking Principles (2 Response)


GEN 499 Week 4 DQ 2 Final Research Paper Progress (3 Response)

GEN 499 Week 4 Critical Thinking Quiz (3 Set)

GEN 499 Week 5 Discussion Reflecting on General Education (2 Response)

GEN 499 Week 5 Assignment Final Research Paper (3 Papers) GEN 499 Week 1 Assignment Reflecting on Personal Identity and Global Citizenship (2 Papers)

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GEN 499 Week 1 Assignment Reflecting on Personal Identity and Global Citizenship Review the Global Education and Global Citizenship video and read the article “A Model of Global Citizenship: Antecedents and Outcomes� by Stephen Reysen and Iva Katzarska-Miller. Please take some time to reflect on how the concept of global citizenship has shaped your identity and respond to the following prompts: Based on the video, explain the importance of educating others on global citizenship. Address each of the following outcomes of global citizenship as they pertain to the development of your own identity: intergroup empathy, valuing diversity, social justice, environmental sustainability, intergroup helping, and the level of responsibility to act for the betterment


of this world (found in the article). Explain how your environment influences these outcomes. Provide at least two personal examples or events in your life that illustrate the development of global citizenship based on the outcomes. Analyze how your general education courses influenced you to become a global citizen. Demonstrate critical thinking by accurately interpreting the evidence (scholarly sources) provided. GEN 499 Week 1 Discussion Purpose of General Education (2 Response)

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This Tutorial contains 2 Response to this DQ GEN 499 Week 1 Discussion Purpose of General Education Prepare: As you prepare to write your answer to the discussion question, think about the general education courses that you have taken as a university student. To help you address the prompts, carefully read the articles and websites that address the philosophy behind general education courses. Reflect: After reviewing websites and reading the journal articles, and in light of what you discovered in preparing to write your answer to the discussion question, consider, analyze, and explain why general education courses should be a significant part of every student’s education. Write: For this discussion, address the following prompts: Provide at least three reasons why every student should be required to take general education courses. Explain your rationale.


Describe what you have learned from at least two specific courses (e.g., philosophy, history, or psychology) that illustrated usefulness in your daily life. For instance, what did you learn in history classes beyond just names, dates, and places? In literature courses, what did you learn about life, the university, and everything beyond the literary work itself? Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references. Be sure to include information from the websites and articles. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. GEN 499 Week 2 Assignment Information Literacy (2 Papers)

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GEN 499 Week 2 Assignment Information Literacy After completing the SAILS Exam, in a two- to three-paragraph response: Describe your experiences using resources, including concerns encountered when conducting academic research through the Ashford University Library. Areas of concern may include developing a research strategy, using the search function within a database, or evaluating sources. Explain how using the Ashford University Library has improved your experience in conducting research. The response must be formatted according to APA style. Each paragraph should be at least five sentences. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center.


GEN 499 Week 2 Discussion 1 Final Research Project Topic (2 Response)

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GEN 499 Week 2 Discussion 1 Final Research Project Topic Prepare: As you prepare to write your response to this discussion assignment, it will be in your best interest to review the following resources in the Ashford Writing Center, which can be found within the Writing Resources tab under Research Writing Tutorials: Developing a Topic Incorporating Sources Into Your Research And in the Ashford University Library, view tutorials titled Picking Your Topic IS Research and Database Search Tips. 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: The first step in the research process is selecting a topic that is both interesting and manageable. For this discussion: Review the Final Research Project instructions in Week Five, and identify two potential research topics. Keep in mind that you will choose just one for the Week Three Annotated Bibliography assignment and the Final Research Project. Describe methods to use in identifying and narrowing your research paper topic.


Examine and summarize information from at least two scholarly sources for one of the topics that may prove valuable as you seek to defend your claims regarding your chosen topic. Address why scholarly sources should be used to support your writing on the selected topic. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references. Be sure to include information from the websites and articles. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. GEN 499 Week 2 Discussion 2 Ethics and Moral Development (2 Response)

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GEN 499 Week 2 Discussion 2 Ethics and Moral Development Prepare: In preparing for this discussion, you should first review the Week Two required resources that focus on ethics and morals. You will examine your own development of ethical and moral responsibilities. 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


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 influenced your ethical values. Explain why a college-educated person might have different duties to society than someone not as educated. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references. Be sure to include information from the websites and articles. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Respond to Peers: Review your classmates’ posts, and respond to at least two of your peers by Day 7. In each response, provide comments that prompt further critical thinking and insight on your classmate’s perspective on ethical values as they relate to their personal, academic and professional lives. Each participation post should be a minimum of 75 words. GEN 499 Week 3 Assignment Annotated Bibliography (3 Set)

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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 your academic and professional pursuits. Review the feedback from your topic choice presented in the Week One discussion. How did your argument stand up to the examination of your peers? Thesis: Write a direct and concise thesis statement, which will become the point or perspective you will argue or prove in the Final Research Paper. Refer to the Ashford Online Writing Center for information on how to develop a solid thesis statement. APA Reference Page: For this paper, you will conduct research in peer-reviewed journals or other sources that are considered to have academic information. You will need a minimum of five professional scholarly sources, at least one of which is a multimedia source. For each source, you are responsible for summarizing the source and examining how it will support you in defending your argument. Keep in mind the Academic Research standards for all Ashford University Papers. Academic Research Academic research and papers must meet certain standards of quality recognized by the academic community. What constitutes quality, academic research? Primary sources, which are documents from the time period being discussed Secondary sources supported by research in primary sources Credible sources (experts in the area of study) Relevant research (materials are pertinent to the area of study) In graduate work, the use of peer-reviewed journal articles (journal articles reviewed by recognized experts in the relevant field of study) is required. Educational and Government websites may be appropriate in some cases, but should be evaluated carefully. The paper must be five to seven pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least five scholarly sources, three of which can be found in the Ashford Online Library, to support your points. Of the five sources, two will be your primary sources, and one will meet the multimedia requirement. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.


Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment. GEN 499 Week 3 Discussion 1 Philosophy of Education (2 Response)

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This Tutorial contains 2 Response to this DQ GEN 499 Week 3 Discussion 1 Philosophy of Education Prepare: Read the articles “Philosophy as Translation: Democracy and Education from Dewey to Cavell” and “Philosophy as Education and Education as Philosophy: Democracy and Education from Dewey to Cavell” by Saito from the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library. Reflect: As you take notes on the two articles, think about the importance of understanding the philosophy behind taking general education courses and how your courses have taught you academic integrity, global citizenship, and cultural sensitivity. Write: For this discussion, respond to the following prompts: Describe the implications Stanley Cavell’s ordinary language philosophy has on democracy and education. Provide an example of ordinary language philosophy. Examine the ideas of mutual reflection and mutual understanding as it relates to cultural differences. Share a learning experience of an ethical or moral lesson based on John Dewey’s quote: “democracy must


begin at home.� Explain how that experience has influenced your level of integrity while receiving your education. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references. Be sure to include information from the websites and articles. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. GEN 499 Week 3 Discussion 2 Scholarly Sources Bibliography Analysis (2 Response)

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his Tutorial contains 2 Response to this DQ GEN 499 Week 3 Discussion 2 Scholarly Sources & Bibliography Analysis Prepare: In order to prepare for this assignment, you should review the following tutorials in the Ashford Writing Center: Annotated Bibliography APA Checklist Sample Annotated Bibliography Also, review the following information from the Ashford University Library: Popular & Scholarly Sources tutorial Primary and Secondary Sources tutorial Primary Vs. Secondary Sources infographic


Reflect: Compare your list of examples between primary and secondary resources. Good research is a combination of many types of sources. Prior to taking this course, did you understand the differences between these resources and the importance of finding one type of resource over another? Takes notes by listing examples and differences between these types of resources. Write: Provide your initial post that addresses these prompts: Explain the differences between primary and secondary sources used in research. Identify a type of resource for your Final Research Project topic that would be considered a primary source and one that might be a secondary source, and explain why they fit in those categories. Explain the advantages of using primary source documents in your research on your Final Research Project topic. Review two peer-reviewed, scholarly resources from the Ashford University Library that you will use for your Final Research Project, and explain why they were chosen. Provide full reference information of the two scholarly articles chosen in APA format at the end of your response. Download and attach the two articles that you found from the Ashford University Library to your answer using the “Attachments: Add/Remove� function located below your response. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references. Be sure to include information from the websites and articles. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length.


GEN 499 Week 3 Journal Skills Acquired Through General Education (2 Papers)

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This Tutorial contains 2 Papers GEN 499 Week 3 Journal Skills Acquired Through General Education Based on what you have learned as a university student, including information and ideas gathered from the Week One and Week Three readings and discussions about general education, write a brief journal entry (350- 500 words) in which you will Explain newly-developed skills as well as other learning opportunities acquired through your university experience. Describe where and how you acquired the necessary skills that helped you excel through the progression of your education. Be sure to include examples. Develop a plan illustrating how you plan to transfer those skills into everyday life. Demonstrate critical thinking skills by effectively communicating ideas or points clearly, thoroughly, and accurately. GEN 499 Week 4 Critical Thinking Quiz (3 Set)

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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: Mrs. Orlof teaches two history classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Yesterday she gave the same test to both classes. Anyone who failed the test must take a retest. Since a greater percentage of students who took the morning test failed the test than students who took the afternoon test, more of Orlof’s morning history students than afternoon history students will have to take the retest. The conclusion above is not necessarily valid because: The average height of members of the high school basketball team is six feet, three inches. Jerry is on the high school basketball team, so Jerry must be taller than six feet. The argument above is flawed because it confuses Catherine goes to her local movie theater only to see romantic comedies. Since Catherine did not go to the movies yesterday, there is not a romantic comedy playing at her local theater. The reasoning above is flawed because the evidence: A recent study of 100 employees from six departments of a major corporation found 65% to be sleep deprived. The researchers concluded that the majority of corporate employees are sleep deprived. The researcher’s conclusion is suspect because it: People have claimed that Jamie’s paintings have given them the blues. Clearly this cannot be entirely correct, since many of Jamie’s paintings contain no blue at all. The argument above is flawed because the author: Career counselor: It is best for artists to build a practical and safe career that will guarantee them a secure income, and then pursue their art in their spare time. That way, they will be motivated to work hard at their day jobs to support their art making, and both their career and their art will thrive. Which one of the following, if true, would most weaken the argument?


Aron: The two double A batteries in my CD player are dead, so the CD player doesn’t work. My television remote control, which also uses two double A batteries, works fine. So if I move the two batteries from my television remote control to my CD player, the CD player will definitely work. Aron’s argument is most strengthened if which one of the following is true? The untimely death of Professor Hathaway halted his groundbreaking research into the uses of solar power. It therefore appears that Hathaway’s research will not result in practical applications. Which one of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument? Last season at City Opera House, far more people attended opera X than opera Y. However, opera Y generated far greater net profits for City Opera House than did opera X. Each of the following could directly explain the result indicated above EXCEPT: Surveys show that people who use calorie information to decide which foods to eat consume on average 100 calories less than they would if they didn’t check calorie information before eating. Strangely though, people who use calorie information in this way weigh more on average than people who don’t check calorie information before eating. Which one of the following, if true, best explains the surprising statistic stated above? Choose the pair of words/phrases among the choices that exhibits the same logical relationship as the words/phrases in the following pair. Choose the pair of words/phrases among the choices that exhibits the same logical relationship as the words/phrases in the following pair. Choose the pair of words/phrases among the choices that exhibits the same logical relationship as the words/phrases in the following pair. Barney: Last winter, I slipped on the outside stairs of PineTree Café and broke my leg. My fall was caused by ice on the stairs that the restaurant failed to remove. Since the restaurant clearly did not provide a safe atmosphere for its customers, I am justified in taking it to court.


Lydia: Unwarranted lawsuits are sweeping the country—lawsuits that have no legal merit and are brought simply to make lawyers and their clients rich. If this trend continues, soon our legal system will be swamped to the point where it won’t be able to administer justice to people who truly deserve it. You therefore should drop your case against PineTree Café. The speakers above appear to disagree on which one of the following points? Arthur: The solutions to most mystery novels I read are not believable. However, my enjoyment of a mystery novel depends only on its suspenseful mood and colorful characters. Norton: Roughly 80% of the mystery novels I read have believable solutions, which is good since I do not enjoy mystery novels that don’t have believable solutions. The speakers above: The higher the price of an antique, the greater people’s expectation that the object is rare. That, in turn, makes the antique appear more valuable. If the statements above are correct, then offering an antique for sale at a bargain price: Some drugs combat obesity or alcohol addiction by turning off pleasure centers in the brain. However, if the dosage is too high, there’s a risk that people taking them will be plunged into depression. The statements above, if true, support which one of the following assertions? Only circus animals with a clean bill of health will perform in today’s exhibition. A monkey, a poodle, and a horse will perform in today’s exhibition. No circus animals with a clean bill of health were prescribed medications this week. If the statements above are true, which one of the following must also be true on the basis of them? A company can either invest in employee training seminars or update its computer network. Since updating the computer network would result in more measurable benefits, the company would be best off updating its computer network. The argument above assumes that: Looking to increase the profits of his lemonade stand, Johann doubled the price of a cup of lemonade from 25 cents to 50 cents. This clearly shows Johann’s lack of business


sense, for now he’ll almost certainly sell fewer cups at the new price and therefore make less money than before. The argument above assumes that: Detective: The robbery at the mall was carried out by a mall employee acting alone roughly one hour after the mall closed last Saturday night. The only employees present at the mall at the time of the robbery were security guards Evans and Clark. Since the mall’s surveillance system was disabled by the thief just before the robbery, the thief must be Evans. The argument above would be valid if: Whereas many industries suffer during economic recessions, the art industry does well. Some think the reason is that artists feed off the anxiety and uncertainty during recessions to produce inspired works. Others think that recessions, while harmful to most people, produce a handful of very rich people willing to pay very high prices for artworks, driving up the value of the art market as a whole. The author of the passage above is primarily interested in: Sometimes people get caught in a “downward spiral,” a case in which something leads to a result which in turn leads to more of the original thing, bringing on more of the result. As the process continues, the result continually gets worse and worse. An example is when people turn to binge eating when depressed, which causes them to put on weight and feel unhealthy, which then makes them more depressed, leading to more overeating, and so on. The author is mainly concerned with: The very large increase in allergies over the last thirty years is due to the great success of immunizations administered over this time period. Since immunizations have nearly eliminated life-threatening diseases such as polio, the human immune system increasingly targets other environmental substances in order to keep working properly. Allergy symptoms such as runny nose and itchy eyes result when the immune system attacks pollen that is breathed in from the air. Which one of the following best expresses the main point of the passage above?

GEN 499 Week 4 Discussion 1 Critical Thinking Principles (2 Response)


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This Tutorial contains 2 Response to this DQ GEN 499 Week 4 Discussion 1 Critical Thinking Principles Prepare: In preparation for discussing the importance of critical thinking skills, please read Chapters 1 through 3 of Think Smarter: Critical Thinking to Improve ProblemSolving and Decision-Making Skills, as well as the following articles: “Critical Thinking and the Challenges of Internet,” “Common Misconceptions of Critical Thinking,” and “Making Decisions in an Uncertain World.” Reflect: 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 the new information that you encounter. Write: For this discussion

Define, describe, and explain the principles of critical thinking. Search the Internet, media, or the Ashford University Library, and find an example of good, careful (critical) thinking, and explain why you think it exemplifies strong critical thinking skills. Post a link or reference information for that source, describe the content, and explain how it is a good example of critical thinking. Search the Internet, media, or the Ashford University Library and find an example that lacks good, careful (critical thinking). Post a link or reference information for that source, describe the content, and explain why you think it demonstrates poor critical thinking skills. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references. Be sure to include information from the websites and articles.


Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. GEN 499 Week 4 DQ 2 Final Research Paper Progress (3 Response)

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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: Identify the Final Research Paper topic. What influenced you to make this choice? Describe your rationale for selecting that topic in relation to your academic and career pursuits. Provide your thesis statement. Discuss interesting finds and/or frustrations that you have encountered in your research. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. In response to your classmates, offer some suggestions to help them with their research, and/or suggest resources that you believe would aid them with problems they may be encountering. GEN 499 Week 5 Assignment Final Research Paper (3 Papers)

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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 include, but are not limited to health (e.g., obesity, smoking, or underage drinking), poverty (e.g., homelessness, basic needs, or transportation issues), family relations and dynamics (e.g., teen violence, physical abuse, depression, or suicide), social media (e.g., privacy), immigration (e.g., illegal), and education (e.g., plagiarism and/or cheating).

Your Final Research Paper should: Include a literature review of two scholarly sources based on the selected contemporary issue. Analyze the validity of the author’s arguments and/or biases. Explain how academic knowledge impacts the social elements and institutions of both local and global communities. Assess how the principles of active citizenship could impact the contemporary issue during the next five to ten years. Include at least one reference to a multimedia component (i.e., podcast, interactive website, blog, or video) and evaluate the relevance of this piece in relationship to academic knowledge and the selected issue. The paper must be eight to ten pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least five scholarly sources, three of which can be found in the Ashford Online Library. Two of the five sources must be the


two articles that your topic is based on. The remaining three are to be your secondary sources. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.

Writing the Final Research Paper The Final Research Paper: Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a title page with the following: Title of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis. Must use at least five scholarly sources, including a minimum of three from the Ashford Online Library. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment. GEN 499 Week 5 Discussion Reflecting on General Education (2 Response)

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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?

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.

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