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Topic and Thesis Proposal
This week, you will select your topic of research for the Course Project. You will need to define the chosen topic, provide a brief description of the emergent technology, and write a thesis statement. Each proposal should include the following items.
The name and a brief description of the emergent technology selected
A thesis statement (Please note that a thesis sentence presents the central idea of the paper. It must always be a complete, grammatical sentence, it must be specific and brief, and it must express the point of view you are taking on the subject. This thesis statement will be included in the introduction of your final report.)
This capstone course concludes with a research-based Course Project that starts during the first week of the session and continues throughout the duration of the course. It culminates with the submission of a formal, written report in Week 7. In addition to the final outcomes, students will also conduct a peer evaluation of another student's project in order to provide feedback that enhances the work in a collaborative environment.
For the project, each student will identify and explore an emerging technology. This will be a technology that may already exist but is drawing attention because of new applications, anticipated impacts, or potential controversies. Examples could include, but are in no way limited to, the following subjects.
· Genetically modified organisms
· Automatic cars
· Remote or robotic surgery
· Wireless electricity
The student will address the historical, social, cultural, moral, and ethical issues presented by their selected technology.