You need to respond to two classmate postings this week, with a minimum of 50 words for each of those postings.
Review the list of Films on Demand: Sociology Collection: Social Institutions to select and watch one video from each of the following categories listed: family, education, and religion.
Select one of the following options to deliver your assignment:
Write a 700- to 1,050-word essay.
Format your assignment according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.
Prepare a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation.
Include photos, illustrations, graphs, diagrams, animations, videos, or audio clips. Document the source of each media item you include.
Include the following in your paper or presentation:
- Prepare an introduction that identifies the major social institutions in society and why they are important.
- Describe each video and the social institutions it addresses.
- Identify any relevant models of power structure or political behavior that might be influential.
- Explain the functionalist, conflict, and interactionist perspectives on the family, religion, and education. Which perspective does each film use to discuss the institution? Explain specific examples from the videos.
- Provide a conclusion that summarizes the main ideas of the essay and describes how these institutions have influenced you.
Format your references according to appropriate course level APA guidelines. Include citations in the speaker notes or in a separate reference list.
Assignment 1: Discussion—Terrorism
Given the nature of
terrorism, psychology has a significant role in understanding it and
treating its devastating effects. Terrorists are deemed fanatics that
are both willing to kill and die for their causes. Understanding
terrorism is, therefore, necessary and of paramount importance,
including understanding which psychological factors render terrorists to
be so susceptible to extremist ideology.
Using the readings for this module, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, respond to the following:
- Explain how and why individuals become involved in extremist groups.
- Describe the function they perform within the group.
- Identify the motivational factors that drive terrorism.
Write your initial response in approximately 300 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.
By Saturday, July 2, 2016, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, July 6, 2016,
review and comment on at least two peers’ responses. Do you agree or
disagree with their positions regarding the causes of joining terrorist
groups? Give reasons for your responses.
MAKE SURE YOU SEPARATE THE ACTIVITIES
WEEK FIVE: Individual Leadership Skills
Themes this week focus on the leader as an individual. It discusses the soft skills that a leader, as an individual, needs to create and maintain followers.
Learning Activity # 1 – $7
Bloom was made Captain of the USS Barnes. She worked hard in her new
post and rank. Having served on several ships over the last twenty-five
years, Bloom was known for being tough but fair in her approach to her
subordinates. She was civil to everyone but was considered a loner by
her fellow officers and remote in her dealings with others. Fearful
that should would not be treated with respect and determined that she
would be obeyed in her command, Bloom became overly attentive to her
officers and micromanaged everyone from the lowest seaman to her
immediate second in command. She penalized and put on report people for
the smallest infraction. The USS Barnes serving personnel who were
known to have the best morale in the fleet became the most demoralized
and unresponsive crew. When the ship docked, almost half the ship’s
crew asked for immediate transfers. Bloom was called to task by her
superiors immediately. They said that they would give her one more
chance but if the negative reports continued she would be demoted and
removed from the ship by the next month. Scared and worried for her
career, Bloom comes to you to ask for advice.
how Bloom might go about changing her leadership style. Take into
consideration her personality traits, organizational values, emotional
intelligence and the social leadership aspects of her role as leader.
In short make her a new woman, one that the crew would want to follow.
Learning Activity # 2 – $7
- Take the Jung Typology Test at http://www.humanmetrics.com/
- Take the emotional intelligence quiz at http://www.queendom.com/tests/access_page/index.htm?idRegTest=3037
- Take the Ultimate Ethics Quiz at http://www.gotoquiz.com/the_ultimate_ethics_quiz
- Take the How good are your communication skills quiz at https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newCS_99.htm
may decide to report the results either completely or generally.
Privacy is a consideration so the decision is all yours.
a review and reflection of the results, discuss how this information
can improve relationships with others in the workplace.
five examples of practical situations where a leader could use this
information to improve his or her success in leading others especially
in the current business climate.
Learning Activity #3 – $7
Take the “What is your leadership style assessment” at http://www.leadershipiq.com/blogs/leadershipiq/36533569-quiz-whats-your-leadership-style
may decide to report the results either completely or generally.
Privacy is a consideration so the decision is all yours. Discuss the
different types of leadership styles. How does personality affect
leadership style? Take a look at the results of the two quizzes to
answer. How can an individual create a style that enhances the change
of being a successful 21st century leader? Explain
how your personality affects the style that was explained in the
results of the test. Make sure to use the course readings in responding
to each question.
The literature review is the second chapter of your dissertation. It is a place where you synthesize the information you have been reading and demonstrate how it all connects to your dissertation topic. This assignment will allow you to begin developing, if you have not already started, your literature review around your chosen dissertation topic.
Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:
- Refer to the most current dissertation prospectus template in the DC (dc.gcu.edu) for details and criteria for literature review (Chapter 2).
- Instructors will be using a grading rubric to grade the assignments. It is recommended that learners review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment in order to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.
- Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
Draft the Introduction to your literature review (Chapter 2). The Introduction should include, among other items,
- An opening sentence that describes the topic to be investigated
- A description of the importance of the topic to the field
- A summary of the themes to be addressed in the chapter (the literature review).
Revise any draft pieces from the 10 Strategic Points related to the Literature Review (Chapter 2) that you created in previous courses incorporating the feedback from your instructor. Complete criteria for the literature review draft are available in the most current prospectus template located in the DC.
Draft the Summary to your literature review (Chapter 2). Among other ideas, the Summary should note
- Conflicting information (tensions)in the existing literature
- Omitted information (gaps) in the existing literature
- How the study you are doing is new and different
- How your study will add scholarly value to the field of study.
Please follow instructions of assignment based on what is listed above. Please also cite any references in APA 6th edition format. I have attached the dissertation template for reference. This assignment only focuses on Chapter 2. I have also included my 10 research strategic points. Please let me know if further info is needed.
THERE IS NO MINIMUM WORD COUNT OR LENGTH BUT IT MUST BE DETAILED COMPREHENSIVE SO SEVERAL PAGES.
4-7 pages long, double spaced and not including references page in APA format.
Select one of the communicable diseases below:
In your essay, you are to discuss the nature and key public health aspects of the disease that you have chosen. You should explain the burden that it represents for humans, how humans come to be infected, biological aspects of the infecting agent that are important in transmission and disease, and some of the most important recommended public health control measures to reduce the burden of disease. Finally, you should propose one or more recommendations to improve current prevention and control strategies for the disease.
For some of the choices presented above, you will probably want to focus on the situation and issues presented by the disease in an international context. For others, a U.S. focus is more appropriate. While in general epidemiologic data are more available for U.S. populations than for populations outside the United States, you should be able to find adequate information for your paper on any of the conditions listed above. You should explicitly state the population focus of your essay; in other words, is your paper about Disease X in the United States, about Disease X globally, or about Disease X in a particular country.
You are expected to obtain your information from reliable sources such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, World Health Organization, or other scientifically reputable organizations; use of more than one source for the paper is required. Try to minimize use of secondary and lay media sources
ANSWER THE QUESTIONS BELOW IN THE PAPER::::
1. Describe the agent and its key characteristics. What is the agent? What are key characteristics of the agent that influence its transmission, virulence, and the ease/difficulty of prevention and control? Is there a vector or intermediate host? If so, what are the characteristics of the vector or intermediate host?
2. Describe the disease. What are its major manifestations? How does the disease affect individuals who get it? You should describe the symptoms and signs of the disease so that an educated lay person would have a good sense of what the disease is and how it affects people after reading your description. If there are important complications or long-term sequelae of this communicable disease, these should be included in your description. Who is the disease most likely to affect (are there differences according to gender, age, racial/ethnic group, or other host characteristics?). Where is it common? Have there been important trends in occurrence over time? Are asymptomatic cases common and how do they affect the epidemiology and control of the disease? Is long- term/chronic infection an issue with this disease? If so, how does this affect the prospects for prevention and control?
3. Describe the epidemiology of the disease and mode of transmission. Discuss how the disease is transmitted in the population(s) that you selected and the impact of the disease. How is the disease transmitted, in general, and the most important modes of transmission in your chosen settings? What is the burden of this disease upon your population—how much of the disease is there (incidence/prevalence)? How much death and disability does the disease cause in your population? What is the case fatality rate? What are the economic or other costs? Are there groups or types of people that are more affected by this problem than others? Why are these group at a higher risk? How do people acquire the disease? In other words, how is it transmitted to humans? How likely is it that an exposed person will be infected? Are there factors that make transmission or less likely? Who is at particular risk? Try to relate the biological characteristics of agent and host to the epidemiology and transmission of the disease.
4. Discuss current recommendations for prevention and control of your selected disease. You are expected to identify and discuss the key aspects of current public health prevention and control strategies for your chosen disease in your chosen population of reference, including secondary prevention measures if these are relevant. Your discussion should be sufficiently detailed that a person previously unfamiliar with the recommendations would be able to understand them. You should try to relate recommended measures to biological and epidemiologic features of the disease that you have presented earlier in your essay. You should indicate if you believe that currently recommended measures are appropriate and likely to be effective, and why.
5. Finally, you should propose one or more recommendations to improve current prevention and control strategies for the communicable diseases that is the focus of your paper. You should clearly explain how your recommended strategy would work and why you think it would work. If possible, relate your explanation about why the measure(s) that you are recommending would work back to the epidemiologic and biologic features of the disease. Your proposed measure(s) are expected to be plausible, feasible, and consistent with current principles of public health practice. You are encouraged to be creative in your proposal for improvement and an original discussion (i.e., your own words, not material copied from another source) is expected.
I need the following questions answered for a class.
1. When teachers plan for each child’s unique personality, strengths, and needs, they are considering which component of developmentally appropriate practice?
2. In planning classroom experiences, a first-grade teacher incorporates ways to convey respect for her students’ family structures and home languages. She is applying which component of developmentally appropriate practice?
3. An early childhood teacher arranges the physical environment in ways that promote physical health and safety, as well as feelings of safety and security. This demonstrates which role of the early childhood educator?
4. What is “push down curriculum” and why is this trend occurring?
5. What are development and learning? How are they similar and how do they differ?
6. How do theories help us understand development and learning?
7. How do early experiences influence brain development?
8. Key terms associated with the theorist:Piaget, Vygotsky, Maslow, Erickson, Skinner, Bandura
9. Why must culture be considered when thinking about theories of development?
In 800 – 1000 words, using APA format, with a minimum of 5 credible references and an individuality report of less than 20%, this needs to be completed with great attention to grammatical detail and citations.
Your fast-food franchise has been cleared for business in all 4
countries (United Arab Emirates, Israel, Mexico, and China). You now have to
start construction on your restaurants. The financing is coming from the United
Arab Emirates, the materials are coming from Mexico and China, the engineering
and technology are coming from Israel, and the labor will be hired locally
within these countries by your management team from the United States. You
invite all of the players to the headquarters in the United States for a big
meeting to explain the project and get to know one another. In preparation for
the meeting, you want to avoid cultural silos, while ensuring all parties
engage with each other. Answer the following questions in preparation:
do you know about these cultures—specifically their economic, political,
educational, and social systems—that could help you in getting them
are some of the contrasting cultural values of these countries?
As you begin to plan, you are concerned about some of the
language barriers, particularly the fact that the United States is a
low-context country, and some of the countries present are high-context
countries. Furthermore, you only speak English, and you do not have an
interpreter planned at this time. What strategy would you use to begin to have
everyone develop a relationship with each other that will help ease future
negotiations, development, and implementation? Address the following questions
in your response.
will this affect the presentation?
are some of the issues you should be concerned about regarding verbal and
nonverbal language for this group?
British American Tobacco Company:
Unethical Corporate Social Responsibility or Good Business Practices
When one examines the topic of corporate ethics, there are many aspects one can focus on ranging from the knowledgeable production of harmful products to the use of illegal business practices such as bribery. These are widespread and can be applied to virtually all corporations or industries around the world. However, what about business practices that are legal, and viewed as socially responsible, but could have potentially negative impacts? If a corporation establishes and enacts a strategy, which benefits its shareholders and stakeholders, but could cause others to violate agreements, is that strategy truly ethical?
While all industries are subject to the potential of unethical behavior, one industry can be argued to fall under complete scrutiny – the tobacco industry. In an attempt to answer these questions, this paper examines one of the largest tobacco companies in the world, British American Tobacco Company (BAT) and a partnership it formed with Earthwatch Europe. Beginning with an overview of BAT, the ethicality of their partnership is examined, and the impacts of the partnership are discussed. This paper concludes with an opinion on the ethicality of the partnership.
Overview of BAT
British American Tobacco (BAT) was founded in 1902 and provides their tobacco products in more than 200 markets worldwide (BAT, 2015c). Operating in a controversial industry, as of 2014 BAT supports over 100,000 contracted tobacco growers around the world and has sold over 600 billion cigarettes (BAT, 2015b). From an economic perspective, BAT maintains 44 production facilities in 41 countries, employs over 57,000 global citizens, and pays over £30 billion in taxes to governments around the world (BAT, 2015b). BAT is a significant economic contributor to many developing nations.
BAT believes in an open communication, active engagement policy to improve stakeholder relations. Through partnerships and direct investment actions, BAT engages in a variety of CSR activities. BAT has engaged in a €134 Million program with the EC to address the tobacco black market and it is instrumental in addressing child labour in the tobacco industry. Additionally, BAT is actively partnered with three non-governmental organizations (NGO), which have resulted in increased biodiversity awareness (BAT, 2015a), one of which is of significant importance.
In 2002, BAT partnered with the European headquarters of the Earthwatch Institute – Earthwatch Europe (EE) (McDaniel & Malone, 2012), a non-profit, NGO whose mission is to promote environmental sustainability (Earthwatch Institute, 2015a) through partnerships with corporations who globally “show a credible commitment to improving their environmental sustainability” (Earthwatch Institute, 2015b, ¶3). A cursory review of BAT’s website reveals this institutionalized commitment with an entire section dedicated to sustainability (BAT, 2015b). Such an alignment between a tobacco company and an environmental NGO, communicates that BAT is an environmentally friendly corporation and that the sale of their tobacco products provides global benefits. While these CSR activities are commendable, and serve to benefit both the organization and the larger global community, the EE partnership has come under ethical scrutiny.
CSR and Ethical Dilemma
BAT has been the target of accusations of unethical behavior for quite some time. While some accusations are attributed to the industry that they operate in, such as the 2002 lawsuit brought against the company by Mrs. McCabe (Nahan, 2002), others are directly attributed to the decisions made by the company. While there are obvious benefits of partnering with NGOs in general, for BAT ethical concerns have been raised.
Specifically, it has been argued that the partnership with Earthworks Europe provides BAT with a launching point for building relationships with other NGO’s globally. While on the surface this type of strategic alignment makes sound business sense, the alignment does not fully adhere to typical NGO activities. NGOs “frequently partner with private companies to provide vital products and services” (Cavusgil, Knight, & Riesenberger, 2014, p.121) needed to accomplish their objectives. Since it is unclear tobacco products can help EE attain its objectives, it has been argued that BAT chose to partner with EE because NGOs have a high degree of power of with respect to influencing policymakers in multiple national governments (McDaniel & Malone, 2012).
This partnership could cause conflicting interests for developing countries because it could cause nations to violate World Health Organization (WHO) agreements (McDaniel & Malone, 2012). Article 5.3 of the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, states that countries “shall act to protect these policies from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry in accordance with national law” (WHO, 2003). Since EE is in partnership with BAT, and the EE, along with other NGO’s can influence national policies, the conflict of interest which ensues can be in violation of Article 5.3 since national policies will inevitably serve the commercial interests of BAT.
Simply put, it is arguably unethical for BAT to pursue relationships with NGOs that would serve its needs with policy-makers but potentially result in violate violation of WHO objectives. While this decision makes sound business sense, demonstrates good social responsibility, and ultimately benefits stakeholders, such a partnership can be viewed as an unethical business practice. The benefit to BAT of the partnership with EE puts BAT in the position to leverage its relationship to potentially lobby and manipulate global regulations in its favor which can be viewed as unethical use of power. Therefore, while some corporate decisions may be socially responsible, this does not automatically make them ethical.
All organizations globally are faced with the question of what is ethical and what is not. This paper examined the allegations that the partnership between British American Tobacco corporation and an NGO, Earthworks Europe, was unethical. BAT is a tobacco company which produces cigarettes and serves to benefit from an increased volume of smokers worldwide. BAT has chosen to partner with NGOs, who have significant power with respect to policy-makers who establish national regulations and laws. Nations around the world, through an agreement with the World Health Organization, demonstrated a commitment to reduce tobacco use worldwide. BAT’s relationship NGOs enables them to potentially manipulate global regulations in its favor which is an unethical use of power. This case demonstrates that while some corporate decisions may be viewed and perceived as socially responsible, this perception does not automatically make them ethical.
BAT. (2015a). Stakeholder engagement: a Commitment to open dialogue. Retrieved from http://www.bat.com/group/sites/UK__9D9KCY.nsf/vwPagesWebLive/DO933J8K?opendocument
BAT. (2015b). Sustainability. Retrieved from http://www.bat.com/group/sites/UK__9D9KCY.nsf/vwPagesWebLive/DO52AD7G?opendocument&SKN=1
BAT. (2015b). Who we are. Retrieved from http://www.bat.com/group/sites/UK__9D9KCY.nsf/vwPagesWebLive/DO52ADCY?opendocument
Cavusgil, S. T., Knight, G., & Riesenberger, J. R. (2014). International business: The new realities [3rd edition]. Pearson, New York, New York.
Earthwatch Institute. (2015a). Earthwatch mission and values. Retrieved from http://earthwatch.org/about/earthwatch-mission-and-values
Earthwatch Institute, (2015b). Our approach to partnering with business. Retrieved from http://earthwatch.org/corporate-partnerships/our-approach-to-partnering-with-business
McDaniel, P. A. & Malone, R. E. (2012). British American Tobacco’s partnership with Earthwatch Europe and its implications for public health. Global Public Health, 7(1), 14-28. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2010.549832
Nahan, M. (2002). A dose of good sense. Institute of public afairs review, 54(4), 31.
WHO. (2003). WHO framework convention on tobacco control. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/fctc/text_download/en/
Write 3 pages (double space) about the library of Fairmont state university which I am a student on it.
We have to write an introduction about our library it has 3 flors and start bucks the first floor is where a lot of people walk and talk and and they have the front desk there as well where you rent books and rent rooms and copy and print papers the second flor is where people usually study and do their homework and they have students to help other students too. The third flor is so quiet and they have a lot of books then after the introduction he wants us to ad all of these 3 pages in order but in different words because i got these information from my classmate then after that the conclusion it has to be 2 pages.
Please I need it now
In this activity you will practice using persuasive style in professional documentation. There are two parts to this activity. First, you will craft an internal memo considering the scenario described below. Then, you will write a memo to me defending and describing why you crafted the internal memo the way you did, considering style and genre strategies from Chapters 5 & 16.
Step 1: The Scenario
You are a manager at ValleyTech, a mid-size biotechnology corporation in the Great Lakes Bay Region, required to write a memo to all employees instructing them to participate in health and safety training.
The memo must contain the following information:
- All employees are required to the health and safety training class.
- The classes are mandatory and will be held every Monday and Wednesday at 8:00 am in room 305.
- Employees must complete one of these courses by October 11th, 2016 in order to be in compliance with company policy.
- Employees failing to meet this requirement in a timely manner may be suspended until the requirement is completed
As a manager, though, you are also aware of the following information:
- Two weeks ago, an employee had an accident in one of the labs at ValleyTech. He was exposed to blood born pathogens and has not returned to work since. Apparently he is ill, and the company is worried about possible legal ramifications for the incident since the staff was not properly trained in dealing with these sorts of situations.
- The majority of ValleyTech competitors require health and safety training as a part of their orientation for new employees.
- Coffee and donuts could easily be provided during the training.
- ValleyTech has hired a leading health and safety expert to come in twice a week for the next two weeks. Her name is Mindy Allen, and she is with Mid-Michigan Health and Safety Consultants, LLC.
- There is an online training program available, but the company is afraid if they offer this as an option that people will not attend the sessions with the expensive consultant they have hired.
- Employees actually have until the end of the calendar year to complete the training, but Mindy Allen will only be here until October 11.
- The Bureau of Labor reports that in 2006 for professional and business industries, there were two reported cases of occupational injury for every 100 employees. ValleyTech would fall in this category. ValleyTech currently has 1500 employees.
As you craft the memo, decide whether or not it would help persuade your audience to attend if they knew this information and if it is ethical to share such information. Incorporate this information as appropriate, considering the conventions of memos as described in Chapter 5 and persuasive style and other strategies from Chapter 16. Please Note: You do not have to include all of the additional information. You may pick and choose based on the rhetorical style you choose.
Step 2: The Defense
After you completed the internal memo, write a memo to me that explains and defends the choices you made and the ways in which you considered strategies from Chapters 5 & 16. This memo should be approximately 200-250 words.
1. Completed internal memo
2. Defense memo
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