During Weeks 1 and 2 of the term, students identified and defined a problem of personal and societal significance. Furthermore, students identified and examined key contextual forces impacting both society's definition of the problem and the challenges of crafting viable, effective solutions to the problem. Students must now begin the process of identifying, perhaps developing a strategy for developing solutions to the problem. In other words, students are asked to consider the type of solutions – but not necessarily any specific solutions -- likely to address the problem. It is here that students identify the academic disciplines or arenas of professional activity they believe inform the problem they're investigating. For example, does solving the problem require application of an existing, or the development of a new, technology? Does solving the problem require political or social change? Is the problem likely to be informed by the disciplines of math, science, business, the social sciences, or the humanities (e.g., history, philosophy, modern languages, literature, or communication)? It is in this context that students must begin examining the problem from the perspective of at least two academic disciplines or two fields of professional activity (for example, technology, business, or humanitarian assistance). Explain your response carefully and, as always, support your response with careful research. Essays should be approximately two to three double-spaced pages in length and submitted in MS Word format. Be sure to include complete, accurate citations to any sources informing your work.