7-1 project: project submission | IDS 401 | Southern New Hampshire University

Course Outcomes

In this project, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes:

  • Analyze the role of the individual in one’s discipline of study or chosen profession in an expanding global network
  • Integrate interdisciplinary approaches for determining the effect that global connectedness has on the state of national identity
  • Describe the benefits and challenges of a global community in relation to the sharing of ideas and cultural practices by employing appropriate research strategies
  • Recommend strategies for increasing global awareness and fostering culturally inclusive discourse to meet personal and professional goals
  • Articulate informed viewpoints that appropriately address diverse individuals, communities, and organizations that interact on a global scale using effective communication skills
  • Assess the benefits and challenges of global connectedness through the incorporation of diverse perspectives and viewpoints informed by relevant literature and peer experiences


This course explores globalization and its impact on the world around us. Globalization influences society and society influences globalization, creating a feedback loop between them. You will critically analyze a feedback loop in this project through social, historical, and theoretical approaches to global society as well as the four general education lenses: history, humanities, natural and applied sciences, and social sciences. From this enhanced understanding, you will be equipped to draw connections between global society, self, and engagement with your community. These skills are often necessary to achieve personal and professional goals across many disciplines.


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:

  1. Evidence: You will use evidence to support your analysis throughout the project.
    1. 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.
      1. 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.
      2. 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.
      3. You will be evaluated on both criteria.
  2. Topic Description: In this section, you will identify and discuss the factors that shape your thesis statement.
    1. Describe a social or global issue/event related to issues of globalization. Include information such as the origin of the issue and what it is about.
    2. Describe a population significant to your topic. Include information such as demographics, cultural practices, social identity, and key challenges.
    3. Assess how society impacts the chosen issue or event.
    4. Explain your choice of general education interdisciplinary lens for analyzing your topic.
    5. Construct a thesis statement that combines your topic, population, cultural situation, and choice of general education interdisciplinary lens.
  3. 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.
    1. Analyze your chosen issue or event through one of the general education interdisciplinary lenses to determine its impact on various institutions.
    2. Analyze how social practices have been shaped by issues and events in globalization in modern culture.
    3. Describe at least one specific element that could benefit from change within your topic.
    4. Explain how at least one potential obstacle could interfere with the population’s engagement with your topic.
    5. Assess at least two significant factors that could impact your topic, such as biases, beliefs, assumptions, and/or values.
    6. Assess the benefits and challenges of addressing issues in globalization.
    7. Recommend strategies for using this kind of critical analysis for meeting your personal and professional goals.
      1. What might this look like in your everyday life? Consider how globalization can be used to address the day-to-day responsibilities or questions faced by practitioners in your field or discipline.
  4. 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.
    1. Describe how critically analyzing your issue/event in globalization has informed your individual framework of perception.
      1. Consider how it has altered the way you perceive the community around you and/or the world.
    2. Describe how examining your bias has altered the way you perceive the world.
      1. Reflect on your own bias and then consider how an awareness of one’s bias can change our perceptions.
    3. Explain how critically analyzing globalization can influence your field of study or profession.
      1. How can studying globalization inform your understanding of the next big topic of study in your filed or profession?
    4. Explain at least one way in which your analysis might have been different if you had used one of the the other general education lenses to analyze your topic.
    5. Explain how analyzing globalization 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.