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ENG 112: College Composition II (Stanbach-Loudoun)

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English 112 Capstone Research Project  


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ENG 112: Research Topics

  1. The impact of social media on civic engagement: Analyzing how platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram influence political participation and activism in the United States.
  2. Youth involvement in civic engagement: Exploring the role of young people in shaping American democracy and their contributions to social and political movements.
  3. The influence of grassroots organizations on civic engagement: Investigating the effectiveness of local community groups in mobilizing citizens and promoting civic participation.
  4. Voter suppression and its impact on civic engagement: Examining the various tactics used to suppress voter turnout and their implications for democratic participation.
  5. The role of technology in enhancing civic engagement: Assessing the use of digital tools, such as online petitions, crowdfunding platforms, and civic engagement apps, in promoting active citizenship.
  6. The impact of protests and demonstrations on civic engagement: Analyzing the significance of mass protests, such as the Black Lives Matter movement or Women's Marches, in fostering civic engagement and driving social change.
  7. The role of education in promoting civic engagement: Investigating the influence of educational institutions in cultivating active citizenship and preparing individuals to participate in democratic processes.
  8. The importance of community service in civic engagement: Exploring the benefits of volunteerism and community involvement in fostering a sense of civic responsibility and strengthening democratic values.
  9. The role of media in shaping civic engagement: Examining how traditional and new media platforms influence public opinion, political discourse, and citizen engagement in the United States.
  10. The impact of immigration on civic engagement: Analyzing how immigrant communities contribute to civic life, participate in political processes, and shape American democracy.