Consider how Walden’s mission of positive social change intersects with social change movements you have studied in this course.

Assignment: Final Reflection

Each year, Walden University recognizes outstanding Scholars of Change—scholar practitioners whose work and dedication exemplify the Walden mission:

Walden University provides a diverse community of career professionals with the opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so that they can effect positive social change.

At the end of this course, it is fitting that you reflect not only on the history of social change in the United States, but also of Walden’s mission and your own role and interest in perpetuating that mission—whatever your ultimate professional goals.

In preparation:

  • Review the content in Walden University’s “Scholar of Change” and “Social Change” webpages, located in this week’s Resources area, including the videos of Scholars of Change, the Social Change Impact reports, and the Walden Service Network.
  • Consider how Walden’s mission of positive social change intersects with social change movements you have studied in this course.
  • Consider as well, your own evolution of thinking about social change.

The Assignment

In one paragraph, reflect on Walden’s relationship to a past or present social change movement. In a second paragraph, explain how you have been inspired or influenced by Walden’s participation in the social change movement. Do you share Walden’s social change mission? In what specific ways does it resonate with current or future goals you may have? In what ways have your insights about social change movements changed since Week 1 of this course? Finally, with the content of this course in mind, compose a definition of social change in historical context.