6-1 Discussion: Social Sciences in the Real World (50 Points)
Each discussion is meant to be a collaborative space for conversation about the course concepts and for learning from your peers’ diverse perspectives. To ensure an interesting discussion, you are encouraged to think creatively about your initial posts and build upon the points made by your peers. It is also important to review the module resources and read the prompts in their entirety before participating in the discussion.
Discussing challenges that face our world often means investigating opinions and ideas different from your own. Remember to remain thoughtful and respectful towards your peers and instructor in your discussion post and replies.
Create one initial post and follow up with at least two response posts.
For your initial post, address the following:
- Think about a challenge, opportunity, event, or issue that affects your community. How might having knowledge of the social sciences affect how you understand that issue or how you act?
- Discuss the responsibility (if any) of citizens to be informed about the social sciences. Consider how a population with a basic understanding of the social sciences could influence how current global challenges or questions are approached.
For your response posts, address the following:
- What perspectives did your peers offer that you had not considered previously regarding the value of a population having knowledge of the social sciences?
- Share other ways being more informed about the social sciences could help your peers understand or act on the community issue they identified.
Remember, this assignment is graded on the quality of your initial post and at least two response posts to your classmates. You are not required to do research for this discussion. If you do refer to sources, be sure to include an attribution (or citation) to the resource.