SOCIAL ISSUES AND THE WORKPLACE

Social Issues and the Workplace
For the Final Paper, you will choose a social issue affecting the workplace and working environment, and develop a paper that thoroughly discusses the issue from both the workplace and societal viewpoints. Be sure to include the positive and negative aspects of the issue in relation to the workplace, society, and workers, especially the unique worker groups who may be most affected (e.g., women, immigrants, LGBTQ citizens, the working or middle classes, and racial, ethnic or cultural groups). Analyze how the issue could be positively supported using various social controls (e.g., laws, organizational policies/practices, training/education, government or corporate involvement, or social change) and recommend interventions in these areas. In addition, discuss the potential social or economic benefits which may result if your recommendations were implemented.
Choose one of the following social issues:

The role of women in leadership
Faith-based decision making in business (hiring and customers served)
The use of immigrant labor in California
Sexual harassment
Executive versus worker compensation disparity
The gender wage gap
Whistleblowing

The paper must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least five scholarly sources (three of which must be found in the University of Arizona Global Campus Library) other than the textbook to support your claims. Cite your sources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the .
Writing the Final PaperThe Final Paper:

Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the .
Must include a title page with the following:

Title of paper
Students name
Course name and number
Instructors name
Date submitted

Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least five scholarly sources, including a minimum of three from the University of Arizona Global Campus Library.

The  table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.

Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Writing Center. For more information please review the  and .
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center. Please review the  to ensure you have all of the required components for your Final Paper.

Carefully review the  for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
Required Resources
Text
Korgen, K. O., Korgen, J. O., & Giraffe, V. (2015).  (2nd ed.) [Electronic version]. Retrieved from https://content.uagc.edu/

Chapter 9: Issues and Trends in the Global Workplace
Chapter 10: Workplace Ethics

Article
Hansen, B. (2001, September 28). . CQ Researcher, 11, 761-784. Retrieved from http://library.cqpress.com/

The full-text version of this article can be retrieved from the CQ Researcher database in the University of Arizona Global Campus Library. In this article, Hansen discusses some of the downsides of globalization, particularly in terms of the effects it has on people in the developing world. Read this article to help you complete this weeks Globalization discussion.