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Course Outcomes In this project, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes: Analyze the various components of wellness for investigating the influence of wellness on one’s discipline of study or chosen profession Integrate interdisciplinary approaches for determining the impact that contemporary issues in healthcare systems have on modern society Describe contemporary issues surrounding wellness for their relevance to and impact on the individual and society by employing appropriate research strategies Recommend potential applications of strategies for monitoring and enhancing personal and public wellness Articulate informed viewpoints on contemporary issues surrounding wellness issues through effective communication skills Assess cultural and social attitudes, choices, and behaviors for their implications to lifelong health and wellness through the incorporation of diverse perspectives and viewpoints informed by relevant literature and peer experiences Overview This course explores wellness and its impact on the world around us. Wellness influences society, and society influences wellness, creating a feedback loop between them. You will critically analyze a specific issue or event in wellness and how it impacts individuals and society using the four general education lenses: history, humanities, natural and applied sciences, and social science. From this enhanced understanding, you will be equipped to draw connections between wellness, self, and engagement with your community. You will demonstrate your ability to think critically, investigate, and communicate clearly. These skills are often necessary to achieve personal and professional goals across many disciplines. Directions For this project, you will write a 10-page paper that examines your chosen research topic and how it affects individuals and society. In the paper, you will describe your topic, present a thesis statement, perform a critical analysis, and reflect on how your topic informs your personal life and experience. You will demonstrate your ability to think critically, investigate, and communicate clearly. Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria: Evidence: You will use evidence to support your analysis throughout the project. Integrate reliable evidence from varied sources throughout your paper to support your analysis. Use at least two resources from the module resources sections of this course and two resources that you find through your own research using the Shapiro Library. It is important to draw from a more diverse pool of perspectives from varied sources to support the analysis, which is different from the Citations and Attributions rubric criterion. Reliable evidence from varied sources should be interwoven throughout the paper itself. Citing and attributing sources will be represented as APA in-text citations and a reference list at the end of your work. You will be evaluated on both criteria. Topic Description: In this section, you will identify and discuss the factors that shape your thesis statement. Describe a social or global issue or event that is related to issues of wellness. Include information such as the origin of the issue and what it is about. Describe a population significant to your topic. Include information such as demographics, cultural practices, social identity, and key challenges. Assess how society impacts the chosen issue or event. Explain your choice of general education interdisciplinary lens for analyzing your topic. Construct a thesis statement that combines your topic, population, cultural situation, and choice of general education interdisciplinary lens. Critical Analysis: In this section, you will analyze your topic using one of the general education lenses and recommend strategies for using this kind of analysis to meet your personal and professional goals. Analyze your chosen issue or event through one of the general education interdisciplinary lenses to determine its impact on various institutions. Analyze how social practices have been shaped by issues and events in wellness in modern culture. Describe at least one specific element that could benefit from change within your topic. Explain how at least one potential obstacle could interfere with the population’s engagement with your topic. Assess at least two significant factors that could impact your topic, such as biases, beliefs, assumptions, and/or values. Assess the benefits and challenges of addressing issues in wellness. Recommend strategies for using this kind of critical analysis for meeting your personal and professional goals. What might this look like in your everyday life? Consider how wellness can be used to address the day-to-day responsibilities or questions faced by practitioners in your field or discipline. Reflection: In this section, you will describe how using critical analysis tools influences your personal experience, your field of study or profession, how you interact with others. Describe how critically analyzing your issue/event in wellness has informed your individual framework of perception. Consider how your analysis has altered the way you perceive the world. Describe how examining your bias has altered the way you perceive the world. Reflect on your own bias and then consider how an awareness of one’s bias can change our perceptions. Explain how critically analyzing wellness can influence your field of study or profession. How can studying wellness inform your understanding of the next big topic of study in your field or profession? Explain at least one way in which your analysis might have been different if you had used one of the other general education lenses to analyze your topic. Explain how analyzing wellness can help interactions with people with a different viewpoint, culture, or perspective. What to Submit To complete this project, you must submit a Word document of 10 pages in length (plus a reference page) with 12-point Times New Roman font, double spacing, and one-inch margins. Use at least two resources from course materials and two resources from the library. Sources should be cited according to APA style. Consult the Shapiro Library APA Style Guide for more information on citations.