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- Chapter 1, “Making Our Lives Count” (pp. 21–41)
- Chapter 2, “We Don’t Have to Be Saints” (pp. 42–63)
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Document: Cultural Genogram: Dimensions of Culture (Word document)
Laureate Education (Producer). (2015a). Exploring the foundations of social responsibility [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 4 minutes.
By Day 2
Post a response to the Discussion Spark post. Your response should contain at least two significant paragraphs. Read the Discussion Rubric, as it will inform your writing. Important Note: The Discussion Spark and the weekly Discussion topic below will be graded together. You will see one score in your My Grades area.
By Day 4
Post an example of a socially responsible act that has influenced your life. Explain why this example influenced you and describe how this act and the motivation behind it reflect your personal values regarding social responsibility. For instance, are there particular aspects of social change that resonate with you? In addition, define social responsibility in your own words and provide two examples from this week’s Resources that support or influence the development of your definition.
Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings.
By Day 7
Respond to at least two of your colleagues’ postings in one or more of the following ways:
- Validate your colleague’s example of a socially responsible act by sharing a similar experience and its impact.
- Expand on your colleague’s definition of social responsibility by offering a new perspective or insight.
- Support your colleague’s definition of social responsibility by suggesting additional examples from this week’s Learning Resources.
Everyone welcome to Week 1. You have a long list of materials to go through to help you to prepare for Week 1. Lots of interesting things in there for sure. To get you thinking I want you to share your thoughts on one of them:“Review “The Golden Rule” from this week’s Learning Resources to identify commonalities across quotes and to determine whether any quotes align with your own values.”We all know this rule in treating others the way we want to be treated but lets get to a deeper layer on it. I am looking forward to reading your thoughts.