HUM101 requires a Final Portfolio Project. The Final Portfolio Project is designed for you to practice your critical thinking skills in an effort to understand your own mind.
You will first select an issue that you wish to investigate critically (social, professional, or personal). Begin to think about why this issue is important to you and what questions you have about the issue.
How can I secure a job in accounting when I have no experience in the field?
What proposals has the city of Denver made to reduce water consumption? How might this impact individual consumers?
What financial changes do I need to make to retire at the age of 62?
Should wolves be reintroduced to Rio Blanco County?
How can I manage my children’s cell phone usage?
How can the pay gap between men and women be reduced in my company?
What are the most effective ways to address anxiety and depression? How can I use these to better my health?
Is social media a positive or negative influence on me? On my children?
With the stress and anxiety of modern-day society, how can I learn to live more optimistically and hopefully?
IMPORTANT: The Final Portfolio is not a traditional “term paper.” Rather, it is an exercise in critical thinking designed for you to practice applying intellectual standards and other critical thinking tools to the way that you think.
Please read the full Portfolio Project description in the Module 8 folder page to preview your Portfolio Project assignment. Also, review the Portfolio Project grading rubric, which you can also access in the Module 8 folder.
The two portfolio project milestones in this course will help you define your topic (Module 1) and then outline your topic (Module 4).
Module 1 Milestone Directions:
Critical Thinking Topic (3 paragraphs)
Submit a three-paragraph overview of your critical thinking topic that addresses the following:
What is your topic?
Why is this topic of interest to you?
What critical questions do you have on this topic?
How might you narrow your topic to think more clearly and carefully about issues related to your topic?
Include two scholarly sources that you could use in your Final Portfolio. Find scholarly sources that relate to your topic.