Demonstrate ways in which science influences and is influenced by complex societies

Demonstrate ways in which science influences and is influenced by complex societies

Demonstrate ways in which science influences and is influenced by complex societies 150 150 Nyagu

Immune system response
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Topic
Immune system response

Learning Objectives
In this discussion students will:

Demonstrate ways in which science influences and is influenced by complex societies, including political and moral issues.
Use methods of science and knowledge derived from current scientific inquiry in life science to question existing explanations.
Advance the development of skills to be able to understand material, be able to organize it logically, compare/contrast and analyze facts and ideas and draw conclusions.
Apply comprehension and thinking skills in working with research materials in a manner leading to clarity, conciseness, and coherence in writing.
Discover the causes of different immune system disorders.
Become familiar with Netiquette.
Activities
1. Read the instructions posted in this weeks Module for guidance on how discussions will be used for this class. The instructions include an example of how to format this type of discussion and a grading rubric.

2. This week we are focusing on chapter 9 which covers the immune system and mechanisms of defense. There is an array of diseases caused by pathogens, organisms that cause illness. Your job is to choose and research a disease of the immune system. For example: The family of viruses, that include Ebola, were first discovered in 1967 in the Republic of Congo, however, between 2013 and 2016, Ebola has become an extremely threatening disease that quickly spread from Guinea through West Africa leaving tens of thousands dead…

3. You will write a 220+ word essay/discussion about the immune system disorder. You must use at least two valid peer-reviewed sources of scientific research, published within the last five years, to support your opinion. Be sure to include both in-text citations and list the references for your sources using MLA format. In-text citations and references do not count toward the discussion word count.

4. After you have posted your discussion, reply to at least two other student posts. Write 50+ words for each reply post. You must use peer-reviewed scientific research, published within the past five years, to support each of your responses. You may use the same research you used for your initial post if it is relevant to your reply. Be sure to include in-text citation(s) and reference(s) for your source(s) in MLA format. In-text citations and references do not count toward the reply word count.

5. To receive points for the discussion, you must post your initial research discussion by Thursday 11:59pm, and then reply to at least two other students posts by Sunday 11:59pm. Late posts will receive up to half credit if any part of the discussion is posted up to one week after the initial due date. Discussion posts and responses will not be accepted after one week of the original due date and you will receive zero points.

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