Religion and Sociology

Religion and Sociology

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  • SOC101: Introduction to Sociology (GSP1224C) quiz 1


    SOC101: Introduction to Sociology (GSP1224C) quiz 1

    1. A city councilman broke the law by taking money from a company who was then awarded a city contract, and was then forced to resign. Which term best explains his behavior?
    2. What is the main difference between parametric and nonparametric statistics?
    3. Which theory believes that society works best when social change is encouraged?
    4. Incest can be best described as breaking a
    5. What kind of survey question is the following: “Do you like summer and going to the beach and hiking in the mountains?”
    6. Barak Obama’s master status is:
    7. Which is true about conducting research?
    8. “Having a pet will reduce stress.” What is the independent variable in this hypothesis?
    9. The Sociological insight can provide which of the following: Knowledge of group behavior Insight into individual behavior Increased understanding of differences
    10. Which type of research starts by collecting data and analyzing it to look for patterns?
  • Domestic Violence Research Critique


    Domestic Violence Research Critique

    NRS-433V Week 4 Benchmark – Research Critique Part 2

     Topic: Measurement, Statistics, and Appraisal

    Prepare a critical analysis of a quantitative study focusing on protection of human participants, data collection, data management and analysis, problem statement, and interpretation of findings. The quantitative research article can be from your previous literature review or a new peer-reviewed article.

    Each study analysis will be 1,000-1,250 words and submitted in one document. As with the assignments in Topics 1-3, this should connect to your identified practice problem of interest.

    Refer to the resource entitled Research Critique Part 2. Questions under each heading should be addressed as a narrative, in the structure of a formal paper. You are also required to include an Introduction and Conclusion.

    Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

    This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

  • Kolcaba’s Theory of Comfort


    Kolcaba’s Theory of Comfort

    NR 501 – Wk 3 Steps of Concept Analysis

    Provide a brief example of a concept to analyze in our nursing profession (e.g., caring, healing, comfort, diversity). Briefly outline the steps in the analysis of this concept.

    The steps of concept analysis as listed in your week 3 assignment tab are as follows

    1. Select a concept;
    2. Determine the purposes of the analysis;
    3. Identify all uses of the concept;
    4. Identify a model case of the concept; identify each of the following cases: borderline, related, contrary, invented, and illegitimate;
    5. Identify consequences and antecedents of the concept;
    6. Define empirical references of the concept (Walker & Avant, 2011).

    Utilizing the above steps, please provide a brief example of a concept to analyze in our nursing profession (e.g., caring, healing, comfort, diversity). Briefly outline the steps that you would use in the analysis of your chosen concept.

  • Roles and Contributions of Black Women Civil Rights Movement


    Roles and Contributions of Black Women Civil Rights Movement

    The Roles and Contributions of Black Women in the Civil Rights Movement


    1. Introduction

    1.1 Research Question…

    1. Literature Review
    2. Analysis of the Roles and Contributions of Black Women

    3.1 Reasons …

    3.2 Functions and Significance

    1. Conclusion
    2. Further Study

    7 Pages

  • Challenges and opportunities modern of technology


    Challenges and opportunities modern of technology

    Assignment 4: Week 8
    (each assignment should be a full two-pages long – double-spaced – written in essay format using APA style for all required sources):

    • Describe some of the challenges and opportunities modern technology presents for families and communication.

    Use the text, plus 2 peer-reviewed academic journal articles to support your response.

  • How traditional agriculture impact soils in specific regions


    How does traditional agriculture impact soils in specific regions

    Lesson 4 Discussion Topic

    How does traditional agriculture impact soils in specific regions around the globe, and how do alternative agricultural methods (organic farming, permaculture, etc) attempt to avoid or even reverse the negative impacts in those areas?

    This week we will discuss soils and agriculture.

    Please write at least TWO full paragraphs (four to five sentences each) that provide an example of the question prompt below. Use your discussion post to bring up new ideas, while also adding to the ideas shared in previous posts.

  • Why culture could be considered individual


    FIRST HALF PAGE:(2paragraphs)

    Culture is often thought of as a group phenomenon. In 2 paragraphs, discuss how culture is individual, including a discussion of:

    • What culture is?
    • Why culture could be considered individual?

    Note: Ensure references are provided in your discussion.

    Note: Ensure you provide your post and comment on another student’s post.

    SECOND HALF page(2paragraphs):

    The Internet is full of information. Sometimes, the information we find using online sources is very well done, reliable, and accurate. Other times, we find ourselves on a Web page that has less-than-credible information. It is important to keep this in mind as we explore culture. To help us determine what makes a site credible, I would encourage you to follow this link:

    to the library at Johns Hopkins University where you will learn about the criteria used to determine the credibility of a website.

    • How do you know whether a website is credible?
    • What are signs that it is something you should not use for an academic paper?

    I would also like you to post a link to a site that you have found specific to cross-cultural study. Tell us if you feel that the site is credible and why. By the end of this week, working collaboratively, we can develop a virtual library of credible information sources that will aid us in future cross-cultural study

  • Special Communication Issues Facing Single Parents


    Special Communication Issues Facing Single Parents

    Assignment 2: Week 4

    • What are some of the special communication issues facing single parents?  How can these issues be handled
      most constructively?

    (each assignment should be a full two-pages long – double-spaced – written in essay format using APA style
    for all required sources):

    Use the text, plus 2 peer-reviewed academic journal articles to support your response.

  • Social Status of the GLBT People


    Social Status of the GLBT People

    Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT)

    Summarize in 500 to 750 words your findings as you answer the following questions:

    • Historically, what has been the social status of GLBT people?
    • What is the status of GLBT people in the United States today?
    • What are some social and political issues relevant to GLBT people in the United States?

    Provide citations for all the sources you use.

  • What does integrity mean to you


    What does integrity mean to you

    What does integrity mean to you?

    How does integrity relate to building communities of trust in academic, personal and professional settings

    What expectation should school have towards its students with regards to academic integrity?

    What consequences should students who do not uphold these standards face?

  • The Morality of Lying to a Person for his Own Good


    The Morality of Lying to a Person for his Own Good

    *Read Groundwork for the Metaphysic of Morals by Immanuel Kant (provided in the attachment file)

    *Must read Ch.1 & 2.  (Page 1- 40)

    Please discuss, from a Kantian perspective, the morality of lying to a person for his own good.  Must consider each of the following cases:

    • Lying to a person about a trivial matter in order to avoid hurting his feelings;
    • Lying to a terminally ill patient about his prospects for recovery in order to keep his spirits up; (understand the following is helpful for this question : “unconditionally good”, “conditionally good”, “extrinsic” and “intrinsic” (For Example : good spirits are desire in themselves are extrinsic, and desirable for something else like health is intrinsic)
    • Lying to a person who is acting in the heat of passion in order to prevent him from doing something you know he will later regret. (Knowledge is true belief, and this case you know he will regret, so build the case that it’s true he will regret.)

    Discuss these cases both from the point of view of the Formula of Universal Law and from the point of view of the Formula of Humanity.

    So total 6 cases to write about (3 cases above from the Formula of Universal Law) and (3 cases above from Formula of Humanity).


    *First talk about from a Kantian perspective, the morality of lying to a person for his own good (*No more than 3 sentences)(No fancy sentences like great philosophy or from dawn of time that stuff, Directly go into the topic)

    *Form Thesis

    Body paragraphs

    *Talk about Formula of Universal Law

                Formula of Universal Law: ‘‘Act only in accordance with that maxim            through which you can at the same time will that it become a universal law’’      (G 4:421; cf. G 4:402)

    *Talk about Formula of Humanity

                The Formula of Humanity as End in Itself: ‘‘Act so that you use humanity,             as much in your own person as in the person of every other, always at the         same time as end and never merely as means’’ (G 4:429; cf. G 4:436)

    (Each case must be 1 page or longer, No more than 2 short quote or none for each case)

    *Case 1 from Formula of Universal Law

    *Case 1 from Formula of Humanity

    *Case 2 from Formula of Universal Law

    *Case 2 from Formula of Humanity

    *Case 3 from Formula of Universal Law

    *Case 3 from Formula of Humanity


    *Must be full 8 pages of context or longer (Please don’t count bibliography as one of them).

    *No outside source allowed. Direct quote only for this paper! If you have to have to use outside source, please cite direct quote.

    Formula of Autonomy: ‘‘the idea of the will of every rational being as a will giving universal law’’ (G 4:431; cf. G 4:432) or ‘‘Not to choose otherwise than so that the maxims of one’s choice are at the same time comprehended with it in the same volition as universal law’’ (G 4:440; cf. G 4:432, 434, 438)

    Additional Files:


  • Hebrew Music and Culture


    Hebrew Music and Culture

    Students will select a topic of interest, craft a thesis, and develop the paper and presentation during the first half of the semester. Sign-ups for a presentation date will occur during the first day of classes.
    Details follow, below.

    1. Topics for paper are the student’s choice, to range from a particular area within a genre or composer’s output (such as “Jewish themes in the music of Aaron Copland”), to a topic within a Jewish genre of music (such as “Development of the Chassidic Nigun during the Nineteenth Century,” or “Evolution of Klezmer from Eastern Europe to the Eastern Seaboard”), to discussion of a particular instrument (“Use of the Oud in Israeli Music”).
    2. The paper can also explore an interdisciplinary topic, involving poetry, literature, political science, anthropology, or another area of interest.
    3. Thesis
      • The paper should revolve around a central thesis, which is a primary point or argument about your topic that you wish to make.
    4. Musical Example(s): The paper must include some discussion and analysis of at least one musical example (not from the class listening), that helps to illustrate or support your thesis
      • Discussion of the musical example reflect your understanding of the music, the text (if applicable), and the connection to Jewish tradition

    1500-2000 words

  • Twenty Questions about Islam/Muslims


    Twenty Questions about Islam/Muslims

    Twenty Questions

    1.Discuss the   rite of  birth in muslims

    2 .Briefly  explain the rite of naming

    3.When  is the Quran introduced to infants

    4.Discuss the  issue of marriage among the Muslims

    5.Discuss the duties of a wife and husband according to Islam

    6.. Discuss the view  of the Muslims on sexuality

    7.Discuss the view of Muslims on polygamy

    1. What is the take of Muslims on divorce
    2. Discuss  the  law of inheritance in Islam
    1. Explain the eating habits of Islam with regards to what can be eaten
    2. What are the guidelines on how food is eaten according to Islam.
    3. What is take of Muslims on alcohol
    4. Briefly discuss the aspect of clothing and cleanliness  among Muslims.
    5. Discuss briefly the Islamic burial rites.
    6. Discuss the uses of a mosque.
    7. Discuss the behavior of male and  female Muslims in public.
    8. What is the view of Islam pertaining to affection in public.
    9. how do the Muslims   spend their free time
    10. What is the view of the Muslims on movies
    11. How is night life viewed by the Muslims.
  • Bullying cause emotional problems


    Does bullying cause emotional problems? A prospective study of young teenagers

    1. Assignment

    Question 1                                                                                         

    Bond, Carlin, Thomas, Rubin and Patton: Does bullying cause emotional problems? A prospective study of young teenagers

    from the British Medical Journal 2001 ; Vol 323, 1st September page 480-484 (also available online through and answer the questions below.

    Statement of objectives

    • What were the investigators’ aims and objectives? If they are not stated explicitly in the paper, what do you think they were?
    • What was the hypothesis that the authors were testing? If no hypothesis is stated, what do you think it was?

    Study design

    • What type of study was carried out? The name of a study type as stated by the investigators (eg randomised controlled trial) is not sufficient, describe in your own words what they did. Do you think the study design is appropriate to the aims and objectives?
    • What other study designs could have been used? Discuss the advantage and disadvantages of each.

    Target/reference population

    • What is an appropriate target/reference population for this study? (That is, to whom did the investigators want to generalise the results?)

    Source/sampled population

    • Describe the source or sampled population from which sample was drawn. Is this an appropriate choice? Are there any potential biases introduced through specific groups being missed or under-presented?

    Sample frame

    • Did the investigators use a sample frame? If so, describe the sample frame and comment on its appropriateness. If not, what would you recommend as a sample frame and why?

    Sample selection

    • How was the study sample selected? Is this an appropriate sampling strategy? What, if any, are the potential biases in the sample selection?

    Method of measurement

    • What method(s) was (were) used to obtain data from the sample? Comment on the appropriateness of the method(s). Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of other methods that could have been used.

    Measurement instrument

    • How were the main variables of interest measured? Were valid and reliable measures obtained? What were the main outcome (dependent) variable(s) and study factors (or exposures or independent variables) of interest?

    Statistical analysis

    • Suppose that you were assisting the authors with the data analysis and had to help them with the interpretation of the findings. Describe in your own words the results presented in Table 1 to Table 4.

    Authors’ conclusions

    • What were the main conclusions drawn by the authors? Are they justified? Based on your reading of the paper, do you agree with them?
  • Research Assignment – Essay on Cultural Differences


    Assessment Item: Research Assignment – Essay on Cultural Differences

    Length: 1,400 words (excluding reference list) plus or minus 10% as per standard university policy.

    Essay Topic:
    Select a European country and an Asian country and using the academic literature examine the impact of cultural differences on the negotiation process. Outline the cultural characteristics of each country and then provide a comparative analysis of how these cultural characteristics impact upon how they negotiate. Provide relevant examples from the academic literature and/or the contemporary world.

    The assignment must be in essay format (not report format) using complete sentences and paragraphs. Headings are acceptable and encouraged. You may include tables and diagrams if you wish. This is an individual assessment submission NOT a group submission.

    Introduction: a succinct outline of the aims, purpose and structure of the paper and short summary of conclusions reached. An introduction in papers of this length is usually only one or two paragraphs. Your introduction must include a brief discussion of what you will discuss in your essay.
    Body of the paper: the analysis. The social sciences technique of analysing involves more than just describing what happened. In this course, it is used to explain why events occurred, and to suggest implications of the events. The purpose of conceptual literature generally in the social sciences is broadly twofold: to predict and/or explain. The analysis in this paper must use the negotiation conceptual literature to answer the question. It is useful to critically evaluate the literature according to your experiences of negotiation inside as well as outside the classroom – did your experiences differ from the analysis in the literature? If so how? Rely on your own observations, but ensure that you support them by referring to the academic literature.
    Conclusion: Some concluding statements which summarise your overall evaluation. It should be a paragraph which restates your argument and sums up your principal conclusions in the paper. The conclusion should not introduce any new material or quotes.

    The in-text citations and reference list for your essay should be consistent. You should use a minimum of 25 academic sources. Below in this document is an explanation as to different types of sources. It will help you understand what is and what is not considered an academic source. Please speak to your tutor or the convenor if you are still unsure. Students may use some non-academic sources in the essay if they choose, but should still include a minimum of 10 academic sources for the essay to be acceptable. Students should attempt to go beyond the text and materials provided on the Learning@Griffith Course Website, such as lecture notes.
    Please note that references to Wikipedia or other non-academic sources are not acceptable for analysis. Non-academic online references may only be used to illustrate examples or comparisons, and must include the URL and details in accordance with the guidelines.
    Students may choose either of the Harvard or APA referencing style. Information on both the Harvard and APA style of referencing is available on the Learning@Griffith Course Website under the link to the GBS resource bank.

  • Social Role of Canadian Women during and after the War


    Social Role of Canadian Women during and after the War

    Write an essay of approximately 1500-2000 words that covers a topic of importance in the history of women’s work. For example, you may want to compare the work situations of different women, learn more about the pay and working conditions of young women in early factories, or examine the attitudes and expectations relative to motherhood in early 20th-century Canada.