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LAS 432 Technology Society and Culture

LAS 432 Week 1 DQ 1 Latest

The Role of a Thesis (graded)

A thesis statement plays an important role in the research process. Baase states in her prologue that “Computer technology is the most significant new technology since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.” In doing so, she had to back up this argument with solid scholarly research. To evaluate the strength of her argument, consider for a moment whether she accomplished this goal. How did she do in convincing you of her claim? What were the arguments she used to support her point within Week 1’s reading? Were they enough to convince you that she was right in stating this?

LAS 432 Week 1 DQ 2 Latest

Science and Technology (graded)

If the scientific test of a scientific theory is accepted by the community of men and women who are called scientists, does that mean that anything is acceptable as long as enough of the right people agree with it? Does that mean there is no such thing as scientific truth? How, if at all, does science differ from politics, art, or religion?

LAS 432 Week 2 DQ 1 Latest

Technology and Social Change (graded)

In what way or ways is the current knowledge revolution a child of the Industrial Revolution? Is this a new revolution or simply an extension of the 18th-century revolution? Given the history, is it perhaps more appropriate to call the current revolution a communications revolution?

LAS 432 Week 2 DQ 2 Latest

Historical Impact (graded)

Your online lesson this week details the events of the Protestant Reformation, a historic turning point for Western civilizations. Please discuss the specific role that the Protestant Reformation played in laying the groundwork for the advancement of communication techniques and technologies within Western culture.

LAS 432 Week 3 DQ 1 Latest

The Politics of Technology (graded)

Freedom of speech and censorship, in light of the modern digital landscape, are important concepts to consider, especially given the dubious ways in which technology can be utilized sometimes. Superior expertise about how technologies work does not guarantee superior judgment about how they should be used, regulated, or governed. As technology becomes more sophisticated, how can citizens and political leaders judge and understand whether a given technology offers great perils or great promises? When great technological projects, such as venturing farther into the galaxy or developing new life-extending medicines, are proposed, how should government officials make decisions about how tax dollars should be spent?

LAS 432 Week 3 DQ 2 Latest

Considering the Fourth Amendment (graded)

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution secures the right of privacy. It protects American citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures. Advancements in technology have raised issues regarding this protected right. Explain the reasons for governmental surveillance of electronic communications, and the fear associated with these actions.

LAS 432 Week 4 DQ 1 Latest

Technology and Art (graded)

We normally think of the arts as very different from technologies in spite of the fact that art (with perhaps a few exceptions) is practiced with the help of technology. This practice creates interdependence between technology and art. To what extent does art respond to, or is shaped by, the technology that enables it? To what extent have advanced and accessible digital technologies, such as websites, digital photography, and YouTube, changed the relationship between art and technology? Are these technologies reshaping our attitudes toward artists?

LAS 432 Week 4 DQ 2 Latest

Globalization and the Threat to the Environment (graded)

Before we decide what to do about the environment globally, let’s see what we can do locally. What environmental problems are you aware of in the area where you live? What solutions do you think would be most appropriate to solve these problems?

LAS 432 Week 5 DQ 1 Latest

Technology, Morality, and Ethics (graded)

This week, we will explore the concept of ethical thought. As your lecture points out, there are many different ethical arguments, but two large groups of thought are deontological (largely associated with the work of Immanuel Kant) and telelogical ethics (largely associated with John Stuart Mill). The first believes that we should judge our ethics based on the idea of universal understandings. For example, it is logical that all persons do not wish to be harmed, so ethically we can establish a principle based on this. So, under this line of thought, if it is ethically wrong to harm a person, then the death penalty must be ethically wrong, because it violates this principle. If you follow this ethical approach, all ethical questions must be evaluated in accordance to these universal principles. In contrast, telelogical ethics, which utilizes utilitarian thought, looks to the outcome of the action and weighs if it is good based on its impact on the majority. For example, in considering the idea of the death penalty again, one must weigh whether utilizing the death penalty benefits the majority of the population. If the majority is helped, then the action is viewed as ethically sound; if the majority is hurt, it is not. In understanding these thoughts and approaches, what do you think about cloning? Is there a universal thought it may violate? Or can it be considered as good for a majority? What are your thoughts, and what are the different questions that can be raised behind them?

LAS 432 Week 5 DQ 2 Latest

What is Reality? (graded)

The concept of a computer obtaining consciousness is not new. It has been the inspiration for sci-fi writers for years. However, the larger question at play here is whether artificial intelligence can actually be achieved. And if so, what are the ethical implications concerning this advancement. Take a moment to explain the Turing test (discussed in Chapter 1) and its use in determining computer intelligence. In doing so, please address the philosophical idea of the singularity (discussed in Chapter 7) and assess why conscious computers may be essential to the singularity.

LAS 432 Week 6 DQ 1 Latest

Technology and Modern Culture (graded)

What are some of the ways that the ease and simplicity of our current technological devices have led us to surrogate our daily responsibilities onto these devices? How do these make us vulnerable to errors, risks, and/or failures? Please include examples, and be as specific as possible.

LAS 432 Week 6 DQ 2 Latest

Technology’s Impact (graded)

Cell phones have become a part of Americans’ daily lives, as well as that of other cultures around the globe. Over the past decade, reports that reflect a danger associated with this technology have emerged, although some experts say there is not enough evidence to support these claims. In considering both arguments, assess whether there is causative link between cell phones and brain cancer. Or is it just a coincidence?

LAS 432 Week 7 DQ 1 Latest

Employee Monitoring (graded)

Consider the reasons given in Figure 6.1 that list why employers monitor employee communications. Of the examples provided, for which do you think it is appropriate to have regular, ongoing monitoring for all employees, and for which do you think an employer should access employee communications only when a problem occurs? Explain your reasoning.

LAS 432 Week 7 DQ 2 Latest

Technology and the Job Market (graded)

Technology has had a direct and distinct impact on the job market. Although the fears of the early Luddites were never fully realized, with all employment being automated, it is clear that technology has limited some occupational fields and also opened up new avenues for employment. Take a moment to discuss some of the areas impacted by this occurrence. How do you see this continuing in the future?

LAS 432 Week 1 Topic and Thesis Proposal

Course Project

This week, you will select your topic of research for the Course Project. You will need to define the chosen topic, provide a brief description of the emergent technology, and write a thesis statement. Each proposal should include the following items.

1. The name and a brief description of the emergent technology selected

2. A thesis statement (Please note that a thesis sentence presents the central idea of the paper. It must always be a complete, grammatical sentence, it must be specific and brief, and it must express the point of view you are taking on the subject. This thesis statement will be included in the introduction of your final report.)

Grading Rubric

?Content Points
Includes the topic of research 5
Provides an appropriate description of the emergent technology  10
Includes a clearly stated thesis statement  10
Editing; spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence meaning unclear 5
Total  30

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

LAS 432 Week 2 Resource Review Latest

Course Project

Resource Review

This week, you will assemble at least five scholarly academic references that will be used to write your course research paper (refer to the tutorial on Scholarly References and Accessing Library Databases found in the Writing and Research Help tab for help on this assignment). You will need to list your references using APA format and provide a brief explanation of each resource indicating how that resource will be used. The focus should be on your specific research assignment. An approximate length for this bibliography is two to three pages. You can find more details and a brief example of this assignment here.

Grading Rubric

Content Points
Minimum of 5 scholarly resources 10 (2 points per resource)
Correct use of APA formatting 10
Clearly indicates how the resources support research in this section 25 (5 points per section)
Editing; spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence meaning unclear 5
Total 50

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

LAS 432 Week 3 Historical Timeline and Predecessor Assessment

Course Project

Historical Timeline and Predecessor Assessment Draft

This week, you will submit a draft of your Historical Timeline and Predecessor Assessment. This portion of the Course Project will include a historical timeline that diagrams at least three predecessors to the emergent technology and a written assessment explaining how these technologies influenced the development of the current technology (roughly two pages, APA format).

This section should include the following:

A visual historical timeline that diagrams at least three predecessors to the emergent technology

An assessment on how these three technologies influenced the development of the current technology

In-text APA-formatted citations with a reference page

The assessment should be well written and should incorporate proper grammar and no spelling errors. It should incorporate an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.

Grading Rubric

Content Points
Provides a horizontal visual historic timeline detailing at least 3 predecessors to the emergent technology  15 (3 points per predecessor)
Includes a detailed analysis of the role that the predecessors played in the emergence of the current technology 45 (15 points X 3 predecessors assessed)
Use of introduction and conclusion paragraphs ? 10 (5 points for each)?
In-text references are used and a reference page (in APA format) is included  10 (5 points for each)?
Editing; spelling, punctuation, grammar, sentence meaning unclear 10
Total  90

LAS 432 Week 3 Smarthinking Report

  • Smarthinking is a free online tutor service available that provides you with grammatical feedback regarding your sections.
  • You may access the service by clicking on the Smarthinking tab—found in the Course Resources tab in the Course Home—and going to the Smarthinking site.
  • Once on Smarthinking, you should follow these instructions to submit your essay for review:
    • Click on Writing Center and submit your paper to the Essay Center.
    • Fill out the essay submission form. All red fields are required.
    • To upload your essay, click the Browse button and locate your essay on the hard drive or floppy drive. We recommend that you save your writings in standard word processing formats such as Microsoft Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) before submitting them. Macintosh users should add an extension (.doc or .rtf) to the file name before uploading.
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  • To retrieve your Smarthinking report, follow these directions:
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    • On the left side you have filters; check the Writing box under Type, and Returned under Status. On the right side of this you will have your essay.
    • Click on the title of your essay, scroll down the page, and click on Download Essay for Tutor Response.
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  • Please note that it takes 24 hours for Smarthinking to return your report to you, meaning that you must plan for this in your time frame of submitting the assignment on time.
    • This means that to incorporate their comments before you submit the draft in the Dropbox by the Sunday deadline, you should have your report to Smarthinking no later than Friday.

Submit your assignments to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

LAS 432 Week 4 Analysis of Impact Draft

This week, you will submit your Analysis of Impact draft (roughly four pages, using APA format).

This portion of the Course Project provides an analysis of the chosen technology’s influence on society considering all of the following components:

Social

  1. How has this technology been received, accepted, or rejected? Why? Is it feared or favored? What is the attitude toward change? How are the developers trying to sell the technology to the general public? Look at attitudes, feelings (emotions), behaviors, personality, and the ways humans change as a result of this technology. What is being thought, and why? Is the human mind impacted? How? Are interactions between people changing as a result? Who is included or excluded, and why? Use Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, Piaget, or some other theorist. What psychological needs are met by the technology (e.g., cell phones once granted status and now promote a sense of belonging or connectedness) or created by the technology? Consumerism?
  2. Look at groups and organizations that have arisen and prospered because of this technology. Are these groups supportive or antagonistic, and why? (An example is genetically modified foods [GMOs] and the backlash against the Monsanto corporation. Another is cochlear implants that allow the deaf to hear yet reduce the deaf population that calls itself a community.) How does the technology change society, or how does society change in response to the technology? What factors in society led to the development in the first place? What do class, gender roles, race, norms, and the like mean in this context? Who will benefit from the technology, and who might be harmed (this might also belong in the ethics and morals section)? For example, prosthetics enable people to participate more fully and actively in society (some people compete in triathlons and marathons), and war has brought about the need for advances in prosthetic technology as casualties with missing limbs return home to the United States. Look at the workplace, new companies, and/or jobs created, jobs lost (or save this for the economics section, perhaps). Look at roles—subgroups, people’s interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships. Consider crime, healthcare, and schools. Surveillance cameras, for example, have recently been installed in New York City, and the result has been a decrease in the amount of crime, purse-snatching, pickpocketing, and so forth. Yet some fear the big-brother effect of always being watched and tracked, as well as concerns over “who will guard the guards.”

Cultural

  1. This is a really important section. Consider the elements that comprise the culture and subcultures. Compare the United States’ use of the technology with that of other nations around the world. What is it about Americans that brings about innovation, or has America declined in terms of technical innovation, scientific research, and development? Look at advertising for the technology, the use of celebrities or stars or heroes, the applications (e.g., sports and nanotechnology), and the values represented by the culture. What has priority, and why? An example: IBM was spelled out in xenon atoms. Why were these letters chosen instead of something else? What new words have been added to our vocabulary from this technology? Horseless carriage was used long before the term automobile. Wireless preceded Wi-Fi, and webcasting preceded podcasting. Broadcast was a term adapted from agriculture long before it was used for radio and television.
  2. How do musicians and artists react to, use, or incorporate the technology in their artistic productions? For example, fiber optic lighting has been used on the stage and in parades (Disney) for costuming. The drama term in the limelight, for example, was derived from a lens and lighting system used in lighthouses. Look at literature—perhaps science fiction or fantasy stories—that predate the technology (Jules Verne, for example, wrote about submarines before they were actually invented and used—though Leonardo da Vinci had sketched the idea centuries before Verne). Are there any songs, short stories, poems, plays, TV shows, or films that directly make reference to the technology? Are there any related literary works that apply? Is the artifact in a museum or will it be? Why? How does the technology relate to concepts of beauty and novelty and human creativity? How can people express their humanity through this technology? An example: Scientists experimenting with nano made a nano guitar that actually played a tune, though it was subthreshold to human hearing.

Political

  1. Look at government policy, government intervention, government involvement (support or lack of support, funding), both nationally and internationally. Consider Congress, the president, the Supreme Court (decisions), the rate of change, liberalism, conservatism, legislation, litigation, and so forth. What political factors are at work in the progression or regression of the technology (e.g. lobbyists, special interest groups, partisan views, vocal advocates, or spokespersons)? For example: The Americans with Disabilities Act was designed to prevent discrimination and encourage accessibility to public facilities; it impacted architects, companies, organizations, and persons with disabilities through the installation of ramps (wider doors, lower knobs and handles, larger restroom stalls), the use of assistive devices in schools and in the workplace, hiring practices, and lawsuits against employers, among other things.

Economic

  1. Consider production, consumption, costs, variables of supply-demand, corporations, private enterprise, and impact on the nation’s economy (employment, displacement, outsourcing). Are certain industries impacted more than others? Look up financial projections—expectations for growth, startup companies, the stock exchange, and so forth—anything related to business and the United States and global economy. Who are the chief players in the business environment, and what is their role? How much has been invested in research and development? How will the price fluctuate? What economic trends are to be observed? Who will make money from the technology? Who is funding the research and development? Who controls the purse strings, and why? Look at foundations and charitable organizations, the outcomes and the nature of consumers. Be sure to use charts and tables and quantitative data in this section. Tables, figures, and data and statistics must be current, valid, and used appropriately.

And the Environmental Impact

  1. Consider such things as dangers to humans, the depletion of resources, air and water pollution, discovery before inventions, impact on wildlife and humans (health and safety), long-term and short-term effects, waste disposal, and aesthetic considerations (how the technology changes the landscape). Look also at the positive effects (savings of raw materials or fossil fuels, low environmental impact, enhancement to the environment). For example, some thought the Alaskan Pipeline would impact the caribou population and its ability to migrate; the scientists discovered that the population actually increased and was healthier because they had “shade” from the above-the-ground pipe, fewer biting flies, and less physically stressed females.
  2. Other negative examples: The spotted owl and deforestation in Washington State; the snail darter and the dam, endangered species and loss of habitats, extinction, over-mining, overproduction, pollution of ground water, landfills, toxic wastes, stripping the soil of nutrients, over fishing, over hunting, and over harvesting.

This section should include the following items.

  1. All of the required sections listed above
  2. At least two statistical graphs or visual aids that support different sections of the analysis
  3. In-text, APA-formatted citations with a reference page

The assessment should be well written and incorporate proper grammar and no spelling errors. It should incorporate an introduction, body, and a conclusion paragraph.

Grading Rubric

Content  Points
All required topics are included in the analysis 50 (10 points for each)
Two statistical graphs/visual aids are used 10 (5 points for each)
Use of introduction and conclusion paragraphs 10 (5 points for each)
In-text references are used and a reference page (in APA format) is included???? 10 (5 points for each)
Editing; spelling, punctuation, grammar, sentence meaning unclear 10
Total 90

LAS 432 Week 4 Smarthinking Report

  • Smarthinking is a free online tutor service available that provides you with grammatical feedback regarding your sections.
  • You may access the service by clicking on the Smarthinking tab, found in the Course Resources tab in the Course Home section, and going to the Smarthinking site.
  • Once on Smarthinking, you should follow the instructions below to submit your essay for review.
    • Click on Writing Center and submit your paper to the Essay Center.
    • Fill out the essay submission form. All red fields are required.
    • To upload your essay, click on the Browse button and locate your essay on the hard drive or floppy drive. We recommend that you save your writings in standard word processing formats such as Microsoft Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) before submitting them. Macintosh users should add an extension (.doc or .rtf) to the file name before uploading.
    • Click Submit.
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  • To retrieve your Smarthinking report, please follow these directions:
    • Log into your Smarthinking account.
    • At the top, right side of the page you will find Personal Archive. Click on it.
    • On the left side you have filters. Check the Writing box under Type, and Returned under Status. On right side of this you will have your essay.
    • Click on the title of your essay, scroll down the page, and click on Download Essay for Tutor Response.
    • Choose a location to save the file (usually on the desktop).
    • You can keep the default name for the file.
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  • Please note that it takes 24 hours for Smarthinking to return your report to you, meaning that you must plan for this in your time frame of submitting the assignment on time.

This means that in order to incorporate the Smarthinking comments before you submit the draft in the Dropbox by the Sunday deadline, you should have your report to Smarthinking no later than Friday.

  • Be sure to upload your saved Smarthinking report to the Dropbox by the end of the week.

Submit your assignments to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

LAS 432 Week 5 Ethical Considerations Draft

Course Project

Ethical Considerations Draft

This week, you will submit your Ethical Considerations draft. This portion of the Course Project will provide an evaluation of the ethical considerations associated with the student’s chosen technology in relation to its impact on humanity (roughly two pages, APA format).

Following are the components needed for this section:

  • A detailed evaluation of the ethical considerations associated with the technology in relation to its impact on humanity
  • An illustration of at least two specific ethical theories that differentiates their varying approaches in consideration of the questions raised by the selected technology
  • At least one statistical graph or visual aid that supports or provides value to the section
  • In-text, APA-fformatted citations with a reference page

The assessment should be well written and should incorporate proper grammar and no spelling errors. It should incorporate an introduction, body, and a conclusion paragraph.

Grading Rubric

Content Points
Analysis considers the impact of the technology on humanity.  25
Analysis clearly utilizes two distinct ethical approaches, such as deontology or teleology, in evaluating the ethical nature of the technology.  30 (15 points each)
One statistical graph or visual aid is used.  5
Use of introduction and conclusion paragraphs. 10 (5 points for each)
In-text references are used and a reference page (in APA format) is included. 10 (5 points for each)
Editing; spelling, punctuation, grammar, sentence meaning unclear 10
Total 90

LAS 432 Week 5 Smarthinking Report

  • Smarthinking is a free, online tutor service available that provides you with grammatical feedback regarding your sections.
  • You may access the service by clicking on the Smarthinking tab, found in the Course Resources tab in the Course Home section, and going to the Smarthinking site.
  • Once on Smarthinking, you should use the following instructions to submit your essay for review.
    • Click on Writing Center and submit your paper to the Essay Center.
    • Fill out the essay submission form. All red fields are required.
    • To upload your essay, click on the Browse button and locate your essay on the hard drive or floppy drive. We recommend that you save your writings in standard word processing formats such as Microsoft Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) before submitting them. Macintosh users should add an extension (.doc or .rtf) to the file name before uploading.
    • Click Submit.
    • Then review your submission and click Confirm Submission. You will receive a pop-up confirmation message. You must return to the Smarthinking website to pick up your returned essays.
  • To retrieve your Smarthinking report, please follow these directions.
    • Log in to your Smarthinking account.
    • At the top, right side of the page you will find Personal Archive. Click on it.
    • On left side you have filters. Check the Writing box under Type and Returned under Status. On the right side of this you will have your essay.
    • Click on the title of your essay, scroll down the page, and click on Download Essay for Tutor Response.
    • Choose a location to save the file (usually on the desktop).
    • You can keep the default name for the file.
    • You should have Microsoft Word Document or Rich Text Format in the Save As Type box.
    • Click Save.
    • Refer to the document from the location where you save it.
  • Please note that it takes 24 hours for Smarthinking to return your report to you, meaning that you must plan for this in your time frame for submitting the assignment on time.
    • This means that, in order to incorporate their comments before you submit the draft in the Dropbox by the Sunday deadline, you should have your report to Smarthinking no later than Friday.
  • Be sure to upload your saved Smarthinking report to the Dropbox by the end of the week.

Submit your assignments to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

LAS 432 Week 6 Peer Evaluation Assessment and PowerPoint Presentation

Course Project

Peer Evaluation Assessment and PowerPoint Presentation

For the Peer Evaluation Assessment and PowerPoint Presentation, you will read and respond to a fellow student’s paper by completing a written assessment and creating a PowerPoint presentation, with audio, that communicates a professional and considerate response.

This is a five-step process.

  1. All students must upload a draft of the entire paper to the team area by Tuesday.
  2. Students must download the Peer Evaluation Presentation Assessment Form.
  3. Students must read their peer’s work and complete the Peer Evaluation Presentation Assessment Form.
  4. Students must then create a PowerPoint presentation, with audio, to communicate their findings regarding the report (refer to this Peer Evaluation Presentation Template for help in this area). The final product will assess the communication style of the presenter and should include the following components:
    • A title page
    • An introduction slide, outlining the purpose and flow of the presentation
    • Format of paper evaluation
    • Historical Timeline and Predecessor Assessment Evaluation
    • Analysis of Impact Evaluation
    • Ethical Considerations Evaluation
    • Concluding Remarks
    • In-text citations and a references slide
    • Appropriate visual aids to support the presentation
  5. Lastly, these two components must be submitted to the Dropbox for grading purposes, and to the student whom they reviewed for their improvement purposes, by the end of the week.

Grading Rubric

Content Points
A title page is included  5
An introduction, outlining the purpose and flow of the presentation, is provided  5
Format of paper evaluation 5
Historical timeline and predecessor assessment evaluation 10
Analysis of impact evaluation 10
Ethical considerations evaluation 5
Concluding remarks are included 5
In-text references are used and a reference page is included 5
PowerPoint background and visual aids are professionally and effectively incorporated 5
Tone of presenter is professional and transitions are smooth from topic to topic 5
The Completed Peer Evaluation Assessment Form was submitted to Dropbox  20
Editing; spelling, punctuation, grammar, formatting, audible recording, sentence meaning unclear 10
Total   90

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

LAS 432 Week 7 The Research Paper Latest

Course Project

The Research Paper

This week, you will submit the final draft of your research paper. The paper is expected to be professional and written following APA guidelines. An APA paper template has been provided here for students unfamiliar with these requirements.

The paper must incorporate all of the following components required for the assignment:

  • A title page, including the student’s name and DSI number
  • An abstract
  • A table of contents
  • An introduction, including a clearly defined thesis statement (roughly one page)
  • A historical timeline that diagrams at least three predecessors to the emergent technology that includes an assessment on how these technologies influenced the development of the current technology (roughly two pages)
  • An analysis of the technology’s influence on society considering all of the following components (roughly four pages)
    • Social
    • Cultural
    • Political
    • Economic
    • Environmental impact
  • An evaluation of the ethical considerations associated with the technology in relation to its impact on humanity (roughly two pages)
  • Concluding remarks that include predictions for the future of humanity given the technology’s emergence (roughly one page)
  • In-text, APA-formatted citations with a reference page
  • A one-page peer evaluation analysis detailing the following items:
    • A copy of the Peer Evaluation Grading Sheet
    • The edits added or subtracted from the suggestions provided by the collaboration
    • A description of the reasoning behind the changes
  • Visual aids, including appropriate graphics and statistical chartsW

Grading Rubric

Content Points
A title page is provided  5
An abstract is provided  5
A table of contents is provided  5
An introduction, including a clearly defined thesis statement, is provided 5
A historical timeline is provided that diagrams at least three predecessors to the emergent technology and includes an assessment on how these technologies influenced the development of the current technology 25 (5 points for the timeline and 20 points for the analysis section)
An analysis of impact is provided detailing the technology’s influence on society considering the five required components 50 (10 points for each required section)
An evaluation of the ethical considerations associated with the technology in relation to its impact on humanity is provided 20
Concluding remarks that include predictions for the future of humanity given the technology’s emergence 20
In-text references are used and a reference page is included 5
A one-page peer evaluation analysis is provided, detailing

  • The suggestions of the collaboration
  • The editions added or subtracted
  • The reasoning behind the changes
15 (5 points for each section)
Visual aids, graphics, and statistical charts are effectively incorporated  5
Editing; spelling, punctuation, grammar, formatting, sentence meaning unclear 30
Total  190

LAS 432 Week 7 Smarthinking Report Latest

  • Smarthinking is a free online tutor service available that provides you with grammatical feedback regarding your sections.
  • You may access the service by clicking on the Smarthinking tab, found in the Course Resources tab in the Course Home section, and going to the Smarthinking site.
  • Once on Smarthinking, you should use the following instructions to submit your essay for review.
    • Click on Writing Center, and submit your paper to the Essay Center.
    • Fill out the essay submission form. All red fields are required.
    • To upload your essay, click on the Browse button and locate your essay on the hard drive or floppy drive. We recommend that you save your writings in standard word processing formats such as Microsoft Word (.doc) or rich text format (.rtf) before submitting them. Macintosh users should add an extension (.doc or .rtf) to the file name before uploading.
    • Click Submit.
    • Then review your submission and click Confirm Submission. You will receive a pop-up confirmation message. You must return to the Smarthinking website to pick up your returned essays.
  • To retrieve your Smarthinking report, please follow these directions
    • Log in to your Smarthinking account.
    • At the top, right side of the page you will find Personal Archive. Click it.
    • On the left side you have filters. Check the Writing box under Type and Returned under Status. On the right side of this you will have your essay.
    • Click on the title of your essay, scroll down the page, and click on Download Essay for Tutor Response.
    • Choose a location to save the file (usually on the desktop).
    • You can keep the default name for the file.
    • You should have Microsoft Word Document or Rich Text Format in the Save As Type box.
    • Click Save.
    • Refer to the document from the location where you save it.
  • Please note that it takes 24 hours for Smarthinking to return your report to you, meaning that you must plan for this in your time frame for submitting the assignment on time.
    • This means that in order to incorporate their comments before you submit the draft in the Dropbox by the Sunday deadline, you should have your report to Smarthinking no later than Friday.
  • Be sure to upload your saved Smarthinking report to the Dropbox by the end of the week.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

LAS 432 Week 8 Self-Assessment Form Latest

A self-assessment allows writers to reflect upon their work and to evaluate how they felt they did on their assignments. It is meant to be an honest reflection of their success and failures.

For this assignment, you must reflect upon your successes and failures on the Course Project writing assignment. To do so, you must complete this Self-Assessment Form and submit it to the Dropbox by the Week 8 Saturday deadline.

Grading Rubric

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

Content Points
Self-rating section was completed. 10
Q & A section was completed and answers were in complete sentences and composed of a minimum of four to five sentences in length. 35 (5 points each)
Editing; spelling, punctuation, grammar errors, sentence meaning unclear 5
Total 50