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The Applied Final Project in this course will address course outcomes #2-5:

2) Identify the changing patterns of social interaction and groupings in multiple settings including family, home, work, and leisure.

3) Analyze the impact of the changing technological context on relationships and social lives to enhance learning, communication, decision-making, and privacy.

4) Compare the choices and decisions that different contemporary societies face concerning technological development, technological equity, economics, and the environment.

5) Investigate policy solutions to address individual and social pathologies associated with emerging trends.

In this course, it is not possible to examine all of the different ways in which technology has changed or been changed by contemporary society. Because of this, students will complete an applied final project on the topic of their choice culminating in an in-class presentation. This will allow the class to hear about many different topics as well as allow you to learn more about a topic that is of special interest to you. Your goal is to inform the class about how your technology-related topic has changed society from a historical, cross-cultural, and policy perspective.

Like other social scientists, your work must be supported with scientific evidence which can be found in credible and scholarly sources. The Applied Final Project gives you a taste of how a social scientist might begin to think about a complex social problem.

The AFP is broken into four different parts that are staggered throughout the term and build upon each other to help you manage your time and develop a quality end product. The components and descriptions of the Applied Final Project are detailed below. Be sure to read the descriptions for each assignment carefully. This will help you in the planning and development of your final presentation.