GEN499 Week 3 Discussion 1

Read the articles, Bowling Alone: America’s Declining Social Capital and Still Bowling Alone? The Post-9/11 Split from the Project Muse database in the Ashford University Library. For this discussion, complete the following:

  • In your own words, describe what is meant by the term “social capital.”
  • Examine the influences of social connections and technology and civic engagement in academic and professional pursuits.
  • Evaluate the significance of social capital in the context of global citizenship and multicultural understanding.