The Core Curriculum requires that the courses within it support students skill enhancement in the Core Objectives. Objectives assigned to this course include: Critical thinking; Communication; Empirical and Quantitative Skills; and Social Responsibility. Introduction to the theory and statement of the problem.
In this section of the paper, you will explain the problem identified and identify a theory that purports to explain the causes and/or effects of the problem. This section should contain reference citations as needed to authors whose theories or statements of the problem have informed your understanding.
Current Trends in the Data
In this section of the paper, you must gather a minimum of three current (no more than 10 years old) empirical sources of information that inform your understanding of the link between the theory and problem discussed above.
In this section of the data, reexamine your theory in light of the newly acquired data. Is it still a rational explanation or does it lack ability to explain some aspect of the problem. Are there alternative explanations or alterations in the theory that would better fit the data?
In this final section of the paper, relate the theory and the data to individual responsibility within our society. Is this just a personal choice or does it have consequences for the society at large? What interest does society have and what boundary should there be on its influence? Support your argument rationally with what you have learned.