General Education & Learning Styles

General Education & Learning Styles
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Assignment Overview

Dazed and Confused: General Education vs. Career Specialization

Melanie was really looking forward to college because she thought she would have freedom to select the courses she wanted and the opportunity to get into the major of her choice (computer science). However, she is shocked and disappointed with her first-term schedule of classes because it consists mostly of required general education courses that seem totally unrelated to her major. She is also frustrated because some of these courses are about subjects she already took in high school (English, history, and biology). She’s beginning to think she would be better off quitting college and going to a technical school for a year or two so she can get right into computer science and immediately begin acquiring the skills she will need to work in the computer industry.

Case Assignment

Reflection Questions

1. If Melanie decides to get a technical certificate and not
pursue a college degree, how do you see it affecting her
future:Week 6 Discussion Board – What makes people happy?
Following the discussion in the text about the challenges in accurately predicting happiness, reflect on an experience you have had in which you anticipated that something would make you happy, but later realized it did not. Evaluate, using ideas from lecture and this week’s readings, what may explain the difference between what you expected and how it actually turned out.
Response Parameters:
You are expected to participate in all Discussion exercises assigned throughout the course in two stages.
First, for each assignment, post a response that addresses the key Prompt question(s) presented by the stated deadline
Second, in addition to posting your own response, you are required to post two peer responses that thoughtfully and respectfully discuss/evaluate the idea of any two responses of classmates posted on the Discussion Board
Minimum word requirement for initial posts is 250 words and for response posts is 150 words
In order to earn credit, all posts must be accompanied by at least one citation with accompanying reference outside of, or in addition to, the textbook. Wikipedia,, and the like are not considered valid sources for any assignment in this course. Your post must adhere to APA citation rules. Grading will take into consideration grammar, spelling, organization, length, citations, knowledgeable content, display of logical reasoning, and adherence to APA citation and referencing
Your meaningful feedback in these responses should reflect all four categories of the RISE model presented below: Reflect, Inquire, Suggest, and Elevate
No points will be awarded for late posts

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