Discipline Areas (Bodies of Knowledge)
The following topic(s) will demonstrate what the discussion is about, but feel free to branch off or expand on the topics. At the end of the discussion, you will be asked to craft a 150 word reflection on what you have learned through this conversation and post it to the Weekly Reflection Journal. The more active you are in this part of the discussion, the more you will have to draw from in your reflection, so get involved, be active, help out your classmates when they need it, and, most of all, enjoy the conversation.
Your research paper must address a profession-related issue from at least two discipline perspectives. Please discuss the following questions about your proposed project:
How do the two areas you have selected relate to the issue?
How do they appear to overlap?
What challenges have you encountered so far in finding information relevant to your topic and how will you address those challenges? After you have posted your discussion,comment to at least two of your peers.
This week, through our work, we have looked ahead at how we should approach crafting a research project and the steps we should take to prepare the best project we can in the time we have available to us. Additionally, we have begun to explore the following course outcomes:
Survey professional journals, magazines, books and other texts for topic source validity
Analyze extensive research data
Combine two specialized areas of expertise with a well-rounded understanding of the sociological and cultural implications of the specialized knowledge
In this reflection journal, in at least 150 words, reflect back on what you have learned so far through the course readings, assignment, and our discussion. Consider the following questions to guide your reflection:
What, if anything, did you find surprising, particularly challenging, interesting, or useful?
From what you know about this course so far, what connections can you make to previous learning experiences, and how do you think this course will help you as you move forward in your college and professional life?
How do the course outcomes for this week apply to your experience so far?
What questions do you still need answered?