Religion and Sociology

Religion and Sociology

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  • Reflection In The Songs of “Red Hot Chili Peppers”


    Addiction to Drugs: The Problem’s Reflection In The Songs of “Red Hot Chili Peppers”

    Addiction to Drugs: The Problem’s Reflection

    In The Songs of “Red Hot Chili Peppers”

    Writing Criteria

    American popular music engages and reflects issues in American society such as race, class, gender and sexuality, technology, and politics. You will be writing a paper that addresses the intersection of American popular music (defined widely) and a related issue through an analysis of a particular artist, group, genre, or social issue. Rather than simply explaining the issue and the describing the music, you are required to demonstrate how the issue informs the music and vice versa. You will need to think critically about your chosen topic to dig deeper than an overview or history of a musical genre or band.

    It is necessary that you back up your argument with evidence and scholarly literature. Be sure to cite when using someone else’s ideas or words (including song lyrics). These are the kinds of questions I would like you to consider in your paper:

    What does the music add to your understanding of the issue?
    How do the songs help to shape the artists’ approach to the subject?
    What aspects of the music can be used to support your argument?
    What are the cultural implications caused by the music or group?
    What was the social atmosphere that allowed this music or group to become popular or influential?
    Why is this music, group, or artist important?
    Your research paper must be between 6-8 double-spaced pages long and include a bibliography with ten sources. At least five of the ten sources must be peer-reviewed. Wikipedia is not an appropriate source for this kind of writing; please avoid it.

    Paper Criteria (40 points total):

    Format (5 points)

    Name and date in the top right corner
    6-8 pages typed, double-spaced
    12-point font, preferably Times New Roman
    Numbered pages
    Conform to the rules of standard English grammar (5 points)

    Clear thesis statement (5 points)

    Provide organized evidence to support the claims made in the thesis (5 points)

    Situates argument/issue within broader context of music (5 points)

    Analysis of at least two musical examples (5 points)

    Use of correct in-text citation (5 points)

    Bibliography of at least ten sources (5 points)

    10 pages

  • Diversity of Racial Passing Paper


    The paper is about Diversity of Racial Passing.

    Write a proposal for an educational project focusing on short stories by African American writers (e.g., a teaching unit designed for a course at a community college, a high school, or a community project geared towards adult learners). Depending on your project, imagine your addressee to be an imagined mentor for junior faculty, a department chair, a high school principal, a head librarian of a public library, or a director of a temporary home for “homeless” residents or a local community organization. a title for your educational project (e.g. a teaching unit). If your project is part of a larger unit (e.g. a course), identify the place your project has within the larger unit.

    • Short info about the 3-5 short stories and other texts (title, author, and year) you plan to include (Your selection may include short stories we have read in class; but at least one story must be from an outside source. Other genres may include fairytales, blog entries, community members’ life stories);
    • a synopsis of each story/text and a brief introduction of each author;
    • a brief description of your audience/learning community (e.g. socio-demographics, learning background) reasons why you chose these stories and these authors This is the place where you demonstrate
      • your assessment of the appropriateness of your text selection for your audience and
      • your knowledge and assessment of critical discourse about African American short fiction, in general, and the place of your selected stories, in particular);
    • learning objectives and projected outcomes for your learners.

    6 pages

    APA Format

  • Domestic Violence Victims


    The paper is about Domestic Violence Victims.

    You will write a 6-8 page paper according to APA Style formatting, (using Microsoft Word, Times New Roman, 12-point font, 1 inch margins and double space)researching an area of interest to you in the field of human services. The body of the paper needs to be at least 1,000 words (3 pages+), in addition to the title page, abstract, introductory text, Conclusion, and references pages. The Introductory text and the Conclusion should each be at least 100 words. You may choose one of the populations from the list of “Groups in Need” found in Chapter 2 of your text.

    Human Services in Contemporary America- William R. Burger

    7 Pages

    APA Format



    The research question is: Does “broken windows policing” work?

    It should answer your research question while also considering other plausible answers. If you believe there is a clearly correct answer, say that. If you believe that the answer is murky, say that. You should cite liberally from the research you found, putting the different research in dialogue. Root everything you write in the research.

    The research question should be answerable using academic books and journal articles

    5 Pages


  • Concretization of religious practices and symbols


    Concretization of religious practices and symbols

    The paper looks at the manner in which the abstract sense of religion is being overshadowed by concretization of religious practices and symbols.

    Religious symbolism and iconography, respectively, the basic and often complex artistic forms and gestures used as a kind of key to convey religious concepts and the visual, auditory, and kinetic representations of religious ideas and events. Symbolism and iconography have been utilized by all the religions of the world.

    5 pages

  • The Role of Religions – Appiah’s Analysis (Part 2)


    The paper is about The Role of Religions based on Appiah’s Analysis.


     Format: MLA Format Required
     Length: 1500-2000 Words, Not Including Your Works Cited Page
     Double –Spaced, 12-Pt Font, Arial Or Times New Roman Font
     Sources: Class Readings And Powerpoint Lectures
    For the second essay, the student must analyze and discuss the article “The Case for Contamination” by Kwame Anthony Appiah (posted under Course Content). You should follow these two steps:

    PART 1 – Discussion Board Portion (20 points)
    Read the article “The Case for Contamination” by Kwame Anthony Appiah and post your initial response to the following questions to the Discussion Board: “What roles do religions play in Appiah’s analysis? How is your approach similar to or different from his?” Once you have posted your answer, respond to at least three of your fellow students’ posts and explain how you agree/disagree with them. (a total of 4 posts: 1 original thread + 3 comments)
    Each response should be at least 100 words and should demonstrate knowledge of the article as well as class readings and PowerPoints.

    PART 2 – Essay (80 points)
    After reading your classmates’ responses and considering your initial response, write a more detailed answer to the question in an essay format. Your essay should be at least 1500-2000 words and your argument should be supported with information from the class readings and PowerPoints.

    Submit your essay to Assignment Dropbox inside Blackboard. Keep electronic and paper copies of all written work.

    In every Gordon Rule course at FIU, students must demonstrate “college-level writing skills.” College-level writing must exhibit the following characteristics:
     It has clear purpose and thesis or controlling ideas.
     The thesis is supported with adequate reasons and evidence.
     It shows sustained analysis and critical thought.
     It is organized clearly and logically.
     It shows knowledge of conventions of standard written English.
     It shows awareness of disciplinary conventions in regard to content, style, form, and delivery methods.
     Moreover, sources must be cited as appropriate.

    Thesis Statement: The thesis is the central idea of your paper around which all your evidence and claims are organized. Every single paragraph should be dedicated in a clear way to proving your thesis. In your essay, the thesis should be stated as quickly and as clearly as possible. In fact, many teachers will expect your thesis statement to appear in the last sentence of your essay’s first paragraph. A vivid thesis statement will announce the steps of its argument, not just provide a flat statement of the essay’s ultimate goal. Think of the thesis as a roadmap that gives directions to your reader rather than as a picture of your final destination. A good thesis should not state something that is obviously true. When your thesis is too easy to prove, your essay can become repetitive and you may feel that you do not have enough to write about. A complex thesis, on the other hand, requires you to convince your reader that your argument is logical and will reveal ideas that cannot be easily anticipated. A worthwhile thesis will always outline an argument with which a reader can readily disagree.
    These are two links to guide you to write a good thesis statement:

    When reading your essays, I will be looking at three different elements: Content, Style, and Research.
    You will receive a grade in each of these areas, and these grades will then be averaged together for your final essay grade. Content refers to the information in your paper.
    Is it correct? Is it detailed? Do you demonstrate basic knowledge of the religious tradition? Is this knowledge evident in your description of the service? Style refers to how that information is presented. This includes the way the information is organized and language skills such as spelling, grammar, and proper sentence structure. Research refers to the quality and quantity of your research.

    7 Pages

  • Revenge as portrayed in Waorani and Curripaco culture


    Discussion Paper Number 3:

    This short essay challenges your critical thinking skills by applying course topics to published scholarly papers. This exercise will allow you to engage published anthropological discussions using course materials and your own interpretations. Two scholarly articles, referenced below, has been selected and posted to Blackboard. Please read these articles carefully and respond to the associated questions in essay format. You should treat this as a persuasive essay where you craft your paper around a central thesis statement and use references from the articles to back up your thesis. All responses should be between 4 and 5 typed, double spaced pages using 12 point Times New Roman font. This is a short paper, so please use complete sentences and paragraphs to address, but not repeat, the questions I present below. Do not forget to include important basic details in a description of the research population, such as age, gender, income, etc. Use the topics mentioned during discussion of the articles in class as a baseline. Be sure to include proper citations where necessary. You are only allowed to use these articles, the textbook and your lecture notes. All responses are due at the beginning of class on Monday, May 11. This short essay is worth a total of 100 points.

    2008 Compelling Exchanges: Curripaco Revenge and Warfare. In Revenge in Cultures of Lowland South America, edited by Stephen Beckerman and Paul Valentine, pp. 23-41. University Press of Florida, Gainesville.

    Erickson, Pamela

    2008 Revenge, Bride Capture, and Gender: Strategies for Survival among the Waorani. In Revenge in Cultures of Lowland South America, edited by Stephen Beckerman and Paul Valentine, pp. 91-116. University Press of Florida, Gainesville.

    Response Questions:

    – What are some similarities and differences in the way warfare is conducted among the Waorani and the Curripaco?

    – How do the motives for warfare differ between the Waorani and Curripaco?

    – How is wife capture portrayed in Waorani and Curripaco culture?

    – How does revenge figure into the two articles? In very different or similar ways?

    – How do kinship and marriage differ between the Waorani and Curripaco? What is the significance of kinship and marriage in these two tribes?

    – What is the significance of some of the examples both authors provide?

    – What are some of the problems/deficiencies of each article

    5 pages

  • Alexander the Great and His Impact on Egypt


    The paper is about Alexander the Great and His Impact on Egypt.

    7 Pages

  • Hinduism Worldview


    The paper is about Hinduism Worldview. It gathers and analyzes the views of Hinduism according to 9 of the 10 fundamental questions, excluding identity. Anthology of World Scriptures by Robert E. Van Voorst and the film the Beginners Guide to Hinduism are used in the essay as excerts and important sources of information.

    9 Pages