Final Paper and Presentation

| March 14, 2016

Submit your final paper to the Assignment Files tab.

Deliver your final presentation.

For Online and Directed Study students, these are Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations with notes.
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Final Learning Team Paper and Presentation

The goal of the final Learning Team paper and presentation is to demonstrate effective social science analyses of current controversies regarding the way mass media affects contemporary American life.

For this paper, your team must identify and critique a current mass communication or media issue you consider substantial and worthy of research. Examples include the role motion pictures play in promoting or demeaning American family relationships; the role of advertising in promoting or preventing obesity; the role of Internet file-sharing in promoting free expression of ideas; or encouraging piracy of intellectual property, and so forth.

Next, you must explain the nature and history of the controversy and identify the major conflicting points of view in the discussion.

Then, you must analyze related controversies and critique the relevant arguments from the following social science perspectives:

· Social Learning Theory

· Individual Differences Theory

· Cultivation Theory

· Agenda-Setting Theory

· Uses and Gratification Theory

Choose one social sciences or cultural studies perspectives or theories to critique a political, social, orcultural issue in contemporary mass communication. Explain the theory and justify its selection to analyze the issue or controversy.Explain, with specific examples, and analyze this issue or controversy as it relates to the following medium:

· Books

· Newspapers

· Magazines

· Movies

· Radio

· Television

· Internet

Finally, you must submit your research findings and conclusions about the controversy in an analytical paper of 1,400 to 1,750 words. Explain and support your team’s point of view, and recommend next steps to be taken with regards to future research on this topic. Conclude the paper by answering the following question:

· How do you anticipate the analysis of this issue or controversy will be different 1 month, 1 year, and 10 years from now?

Include citations to support your research from three different peer-reviewed outside sources per team member. Format your citations consistent with APA format.

Formal Outline and References for Final Learning Team Paper (Week 3)

· Each Learning Team must prepare a 1- to2-page formal outline covering initial preparation for the final paper. The outline must have a thesis, major topics, subpoints, key supporting evidence, and conclusions.

· Additionally, each team must submit an annotated reference list. The list shows work that will be cited in the paper, including at least two peer-reviewed scholarly journals per team member in your research for this assignment.

· A paragraph describing the main points of each reference article and why it is relevant to the paper is part of this list. Format the reference list in APA style.

Final Learning Team Paper and Presentation Rough Draft (Week 4)

· Continue working on the paper and presentation. Teams should complete a rough draft of the final paper and presentation.

Final Learning Team Paper and Presentation (Week 5)

· Learning Teams must deliver the final presentation and submit the final paper.

The final Learning Team presentation must detail the overview of the paper. For Online students, the final presentation is submitting the paper and supporting Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides of 5 to 7 slides to the Assignment Files tab. For Local Campus students, the final presentation is a 10-minute speech in which the group presents the key ideas from its paper to the rest of the class.

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