Subject: General Questions / College life
Journal: Positive Social Change—An Evolving Perspective
As explored in the first week of this course, there is not one single definition for terms like social responsibility and social change. They are complex concepts determined by multiple factors. You may now recognize some of the key contributing factors that lead to social responsibility in action. Has your initial understanding of social responsibility and social change evolved through your work in this course?
In this last Journal Assignment, you reflect on how this course influences your overall understanding and approach to positive social change.
To prepare for this Assignment:
Review Walden University’s General Education Learning Outcome: “Change” in the Syllabus. Consider how the General Education DEEP-C model contributed to your ability to discover and evaluate ideas from different perspectives, and is instrumental in your progress toward achieving personal goals and effecting positive social change.
Revisit definitions of social responsibility shared in the Week 1 Discussion in light of all the information you have considered throughout this course.
Read Chapters 11 and 12 in the Loeb (2010) course text.
Reflect on the exercise in collective action represented by the Group Project. Think about the benefits collective action offers for accomplishing the goals of the Group Project.
Writea 3- to 4-paragraph journal entry in which you briefly analyze the value of collective action in working toward social change.
Describe how your perspective has evolved or changed through this course and how you believe it will continue to evolve after the course.
How has this experience influenced your ability to create positive social change beyond the term of this course?
Loeb, P. R. (2010). Soul of a citizen: Living with conviction in challenging times (Rev. ed.). New York, NY: St. Martin's Griffin.
Chapter 11, “Coping With Burnout” (pp. 287–315)
Chapter 12, “The Fullness of Time” (pp. 316–353)
Group Project Resources
Document:.waldenu.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/USW1/201510_05/BS_GNED/SOCI_4080_6WK/artifacts/SOCI_4080_Six_Step_Problem_Solving_Model.pdf">Group Project: Six-Step Problem-Solving Model (PDF)
Document:.waldenu.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/USW1/201510_05/BS_GNED/SOCI_4080_6WK/artifacts/SOCI_4080_Week_6_Checklist.pdf">Week 6 Checklist (PDF)
Document:.waldenu.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/USW1/201510_05/BS_GNED/SOCI_4080_6WK/artifacts/SOCI_4080_Peer_Review_Evaluation.doc">Peer Review Evaluation (Word document)
Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2011). .cdn.laureate-media.com/2dett4d/Walden/SOCI/4080/06/mm/communicationforsocialchange/index.html">Communication for social change process[Interactive media]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Note:The approximate length of each of these media pieces is 3 minutes.
Loeb, P. R. (n.d.). Soul of a citizen. Retrieved November 11, 2012,from.paulloeb.org/soul.html" href="http://www.paulloeb.org/soul.html">http://www.paulloeb.org/soul.html
General Education Learning Outcomes (The DEEP-C Model)
Discovery: Students will locate and identify appropriate sources of information using multiple sources and methods, including bibliographic, textual, experiential, and experimental research.
Evaluation: Students will critically assess texts and arguments in multiple forms and contexts using quantitative and qualitative logic, the scientific method, ethics, and pragmatics.
Expression: Students will effectively and ethically communicate information and opinions verbally and nonverbally using written, oral, behavioral, and visual methods adapted for diverse audiences and purposes.
Perspective: Students will be able to articulate the consistency and flexibility of knowledge as it is experienced across time, space, and culture.
Change: Students will articulate how their ability to discover, evaluate, and express ideas from different perspectives is instrumental in their progress toward achieving personal goals and effecting positive social change.