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ENG 112: College Composition II (NOVA Online OER)

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Topic Possible Additional Keywords
Artificial Intelligence AI, machine intelligence, intelligent machines, artificial thinking, algorithms, deep learning, robots
Compensation for College Athletes college sports, economics, ethics, college athletes' salaries, wages, athletic scholarships, amateur athletes
Electric Vehicles electric automobiles, electric cars, autonomous vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, power electronics
Esports electronic sports, electronic gaming, competitive gaming, video games, video game competitions, video gamers
Fast Fashion fashion business logistics, industrial efficiency, clothing trade - environmental aspects, clothing workers, textile industry automation
Flexible Workplaces flexible work arrangements, flexible working hours, work-life balance, telecommuting
Higher Education universities, colleges, post-secondary education, college students, college teaching
Social Media social networks, digital media, media and internet, online social networks, internet - social aspects