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Perspective on the fate of friendship and how you believe contemporary ethics will impact it

This is the second part of the final examination and consists of your responses to the essay item presented.

  • Based on what you learned in this course, please share your perspective on the fate of friendship and how you believe contemporary ethics will impact it. Be sure to refer to at least three of the five following components, summarizing what you learned about the influences of these factors:
  • Online social media
  • Different abilities, class, race, sexual preferences, etc.
  • Work environment
  • Religion
  • Politics

As well, be sure to discuss at least three of the five following philosophers in your examination of this topic:

  • Cicero
  • Aristotle
  • Augustine
  • Aquinas
  • Socrates

The essay item responses should be documented by citing at least one or more credible sources, such as the textbook, a newspaper, a biographic article, book, or website. Wikipedia and any similar online reference sites where the content may be authored by anyone are not considered credible sources for scholarly writing.

To assist you in your research, the library has the following tutorials and links for you to use:

  1. Getting Started with Your Research
  2. Frequently Asked Questions
  3. Research Databases

Each of the two essay item responses should be 300–500 words in length, single spaced, and in APA format. Submit your essay in a Microsoft Word or Open Office document (freeware found on the website, Open Office) and place it in the appropriate assignment dropbox.

Be sure to proofread your essay for spelling and grammar before submitting it. Smarthinking is available to assist you with your writing. To access Smarthinking from your course website, click on the link on the course sidebar for Free Tutoring.

Evaluation Criteria

Read the Essay Rubric [PDF, File Size 227 KB] to understand the expectations for this assignment. Keep the following points in mind: