Research the duty of a critical thinker in a contemporary society. You might select any topic which deals with a contemporary social concern. Examine the principles of critical thought in relation to the selected societal concern, and consider the significance of ethics, moral reasoning, a research-based process to search for truth, and the benefits of information technology in gathering data.
Potential social concerns include, however are not limited to health (ex: obesity, smoking or underage drinking), poverty (ex: homelessness, basic needs, or transportation issues), family relations and dynamics (ex: teen violence, physical abuse, depression or suicide), social media (ex: privacy), immigration (ex: illegal), and education (ex: plagiarism and/or cheating).
Your Final Research Paper must:
Comprise a literature review of three scholarly sources based on the chosen contemporary issue. Analyze the validity of the author's arguments and/or biases. Describe how academic knowledge influences the social elements and institutions of both local and global communities. Evaluate how the principles of active citizenship could impact the contemporary issue during the next five to ten years. Comprise at least one reference to a multimedia component (that is, podcast, interactive website, blog or video) and evaluate the relevance of this piece in relationship to academic knowledge and the selected issue. The paper should be 12 to 14 pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to the APA style. You should use at least 12 scholarly sources. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page.