Read “Bowling Alone”: An interview with Robert Putnam about America’s collapsing civic life (http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/DETOC/assoc/aahe.html). 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.