Critical Analysis Portfolio

In this assignment, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes: · Analyze the various components of wellness for investigating their influence of wellness on one’s discipline of study or chosen profession · Integrate interdisciplinary approaches for determining the impact contemporary issues in healthcare systems have on modern society · Recommend potential applications of strategies for monitoring and enhancing personal and public wellness · Assess cultural and social attitudes, choices, and behaviors for their implications to lifelong health and wellness through the incorporation of diverse perspectives and viewpoints informed by relevant literature and peer experiences.  Prompt For the first part of this project, you will select a specific issue or event in wellness and critically analyze it through the four general education lenses: history, humanities, social sciences, and natural and applied sciences. Through viewing the issue or event through these lenses, you will gain insight into how the interconnected nature of wellness affects society as well as both your own individual framework of perception and the choices, attitudes, and behaviors of others in the world around you. You will compile your analyses within a portfolio that will include an analysis of each lens, plus introduction and conclusion paragraphs.  Altogether, this portfolio should be 6 to 8 pages long, not counting references. Within your portfolio, each analysis should be 3 to 5 paragraphs long. Be sure to support your analyses with appropriate and relevant evidence from theory and research. 2 Specifically, you must address the critical elements listed below. Most of the critical elements align with a particular course outcome (shown in brackets).  I. Introduction: For this part of the assessment, you will examine the role of the individual in a global society and how issues of wellness influence aspects of culture and the individual. You will explore topics that have been discussed in this course (sociology of wellness, psychological wellness, identity and wellness, wellness and socioeconomic status, etc.) to help guide your analysis.  A. Topic: Using the four lenses, explain how an issue or event within wellness has or has not influenced modern society. [IDS-402-02]  II. Lens Analysis: In this part of the assessment, you will analyze your chosen issue or event through each of the following lenses to determine its impact on various institutions, using evidence and research to support each analysis:  A. History [IDS-402-01] B. Humanities [IDS-402-01] C. Natural and Applied Sciences [IDS-402-01] D. Social Sciences [IDS-402-01] III. Conclusion  A. Explain how integrating the four lenses helps understand how problems in wellness impact both professional and personal context. [IDS-402-02]  B. Analyze how social practices have been shaped by issues and events in wellness in modern culture. [IDS-402-02]  C. Using relevant research or diverse perspectives, assess the benefits and challenges of addressing issues in wellness. [IDS-402-06]  D. Explain how analyzing wellness can help interactions with those of a different viewpoint, culture, and perspective. [IDS-402-04]

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