Throughout this course, you were asked to think about your Final Project. For your Final Project, you will construct a Portfolio documenting your successes in achieving key objectives in the class.
The three primary course goals reflected in your Portfolio will be:
1. Analytical skill building: Improving your critical reading, writing, and thinking skills.
2. Knowledge acquisition: Mastering knowledge of central concepts, ideas, and perspectives of the humanities. A summary of major ethical theories should be included in this section as part of knowledge acquired.
3. Practical application: Learning how to connect course material to issues you care deeply about and thoughtfully applying course material to your own life goals, decisions, and practices.
Your Portfolio can also include information about your work in other areas, such as the work you did to achieve the personal goals. Examples of documentary evidence to use in your Portfolio include, but are not limited to, excerpts from your papers and rewrites, examples of your reading notes, selected Discussion interactions, and email correspondence with the instructor.
Your Portfolio will also require you to reflect on your progress in meeting course goals, including your own evaluation of the effectiveness of your work habits, your reflections on any difficulties that you faced, and any special challenges that you overcame.
The Portfolio may be organized as a Word document, or a PowerPoint presentation.
The Final Project will be due no later than the last day of Unit 9. You can review the criteria for the Final Project in the course Syllabus and Final Project information provided in Unit 2.
Put your Final Project in a Word document. Save it in a location and with a name that will help your instructor identify the project name, the course, and you.
A special feature is available to help you with reviewing your Unit 9 Final Project for plagiarism. When you submit your Assignment to the Unit 9 Dropbox, your Final Project will automatically be analyzed by the plagiarism detection tool, Turnitin. Soon after you submit your Final Project, you will be able to view the Turnitin Originality Report. Originality Reports provide a summary of matching or highly similar text found in a submitted paper. When an Originality Report is available for viewing, an icon will appear in the report column of the Assignment Inbox. Originality Reports are only available in the InBox. For this reason, you will need to download the report prior to the grading of the Unit 9 Final Project. To do this, click on the print icon at the bottom of the Originality Report. This will prepare a readable, PDF version of the Originality Report that you can save to your computer. The Portfolio may be organized as a Word document, a PowerPoint presentation