Religion and Sociology

Religion and Sociology

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  • Incorporating Theory: Swanson Caring Theory


    Incorporating Theory: Swanson Caring Theory

    Identify a theory that can be used to support your proposed solution.

    Write a summary (250-500 words) in which you:

    1. Describe the theory and your rationale for selecting the theory.
    2. Discuss how the theory works to support your proposed solution.
    3. Explain how you will incorporate the theory into your project.

    Refer to the “Topic 2: Checklist.”

    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.

    Topic 2: Checklist

    Review of Literature and Incorporating Theory


    This checklist is designed to help students organize the weekly exercises/assignments to be completed as preparation for the final capstone project proposal. This checklist will also serve as a communication tool between students and faculty. Comments, feedback, and grading for modules 1-4 will be documented using this checklist.

    Topic Task Completed Comments / Feedback Points
    Review of Literature ·         Analyze and appraise each of the 15 articles identified in module 1. (15 articles). _____ / 90
    ·         Analysis organized using the sample provided in “Sample Format for Review of Literature.” _____ / 10
    Total _____/100
    Incorporating Theory ·  Identified a theory that can be used to support proposed solution. _____ / 10
    ·  Main components of theory described. _____ / 10
    ·  Rationale for selecting theory provided. _____ / 10
    ·  Discussed how theory works to support proposed solution. _____ / 5
    ·  Explained how theory will be incorporated into project. _____ / 5
    Total _____/40
  • How do you think women are still discriminated against today


    1) Go on You Tube and find a video of Malcolm X and watch one of his speeches. How would you compare him with King in the fight for civil rights? What did you think of his speech? How did he comes across to you?

    2) How do you think women are still discriminated against today? Looking at your families, do men and women share the same responsibilities? Do the men and women in your family view each other as equals?

    3) Watch the Katie Couric interview, above. What are your thoughts about the discussion on feminism?

    4) How do you view the recent Supreme Court decision regarding the right of smaller share-holder, family owned business, like Hobby Lobby to dictate what kind of contraceptives they will provide for women, because of their religious beliefs? Is this as many have stated, a continuation of ” a war against women?” Does this ruling also open up a possible “slippery slope” regarding the actions of other small businesses that may have certain religious beliefs?

    5) What is your opinion regarding the controversy with changing the name of the Washington football team?

  • Anishinabe Peoples and Our Homelands I


    ANIS ioo6: Anishinabe Peoples and Our Homelands I

    Waynabooshu, Greetings Students, Learners:

    We arrive now at the end of the Algoma, Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig Fall 2014 term. We are, each one of us, on a learning journey. As it is told through our Anishinabe teachings: The Road to Knowledge is Eternal.
    All of us are on the road to knowledge. On this road, every person has his or her goals. The goal to seek and earn a degree is an opportunity to experience an alternative view of education to the dominant society’s set track. Your choice to include Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig in your personal learning journey is an honour and privilege for us. Our mission is to present a culture-based pedagogy, the Anishinabe perspective as it pertains to today’s world. The mission includes the truth as the basis of preparing young people for the next steps of their education journey.

    A background, precipitating issue and concern is quoted from Peter Joseph, an American activist well known as the creator of the “Zeitgeist” films: “The last thing the power establishment wants is a conscious, informed public capable of critical thinking, this is why a continuously fraudulent zeitgeist [trend of thought and/or period of comfort for the privileged] output via religion, the mass media, and the educational system exists. It is in their interest to keep you distracted in a naïve bubble and they are doing a damn good job of it.”

    We have shared a great deal of the problems, issues and concerns of the Indigenous people of Canada and North America. It is not an effort to stage a forum for blame or indictment, past or present. It is to look, listen, and learn about the ongoing situation. Do not take on blame, do not indict. Consider… with respect. It is the true path of learning.

    Final Paper

    Important instructions for submitting your paper:
    All papers must be submitted to the Algoma U Faculty Secretaries drop box outside of NW307. Your paper MUSI have a separate title page with the course code (indicate section A or B), instructor name, your name, and the date.

    Instructions for your assignment:
    Write a maximum of 4 pages (plus a title page, and references). Your paper should be double-spaced, 12 point font. Anishinabe Studies classes do not require any specific referencing style (e.g. MLA, APA), so you can use the style of your choice. A rubric is attached which outlines how your paper will be graded. This paper is worth 25% of your final mark in the course.

    Write about your overall learning experiences this term. Specifically address your experience with the Clan System. Make sure to demonstrate that you have an understanding of the Clan System tenets and philosophy. Can such a governance system be restored, developed and survive in the modern day?

    Remember, we always want to know your thoughts and understanding. Consider all of the topics covered in this course. Share your voice with us.

    Thank you students, friends, relatives.

  • Classical and positivist approaches to punishment


    Classical and positivist approaches to punishment

    The classical view of punishment was fueled by the notion that offenders were evil men and women who had to be punished severely or killed for their egregious acts. It was felt that the demons that possessed the offenders would never leave except by expiation and punishment.

    As the influence of natural and social science grew, many individuals began to reexamine the widely accepted idea that crime resulted from demonic possession, free will, or mental imbalance. Positivists took a progressive stance and began to analyze the causes of crime and punishment.

    Prepare an essay (3–4 pages) on the differences between the classical and positivist approaches to punishment.

    Assignment Guidelines:

    • Use your course materials, the textbook, the Web resources, and the library to research the classical and positivist approaches to punishment.
    • In a Word document of 3–4 pages, address the following:
      • Identify 2 specific differences and 2 similarities between each perspective as it relates to punishment.
      • Examine 2 of the social arguments used to support both schools of thought.
      • Out of the 2 schools of thought, which do you agree with most?
      • Include 3 philosophical or social issues that could be used to support either model.
    • Reference all sources using APA
  • Retribution and Incapacitation theories analysis


    Assignment Guidelines:

    • Using the course materials, library, Web resources, and textbook, address the following in a Word document of 4–5 pages:
      • Identify 2 specific differences and similarities between the theories.
      • Examine and explain 2 social arguments used to support both theories. Argument topics include the death penalty and costs of incarceration.
      • Include any philosophical or social issues that could be used to support either model.
      • Please include any situations or social forces that you deem applicable that may have influence over either theory of punishment.
    • You must use at least 2 references to support your responses.
    • All references and in-text citations should be formatted using APA style.
  • Pros, Cons, Opinion on Confucius institutes


    The purpose of Confucius institute is to promote Chinese language and culture, provide Chinese teaching, and make culture exchange with local culture. in recently years, the Confucius institute became a controversy topic:
    Some scholars think should banned the Confucius, and some people support.
    For this paper, you need to write one page of cons of Confucius Institute with evidences, one page for the pros of Confucius Institute with evidence, and one page of you agree the Confucius Institute with evidence ( This is my opinion)

  • Chiu, Genocchio: Similar experiences Asian cultures


    Chiu, Genocchio: What similar experiences have Asian cultures gone through in integrating a western art system into their cultures

    ART 215: Art Across Borders: Contemporary Globalism


    Note: You should read the postings on East Asian culture, specifically on Daoism, Confucianism and Buddhism, posted on the 2-25 page as well as the following:


    Excerpts from Melissa Chiu and Benjamin Genocchio, Asian Art Now.

    Excerpts from Youngna Kim, “A Brief History of Korean Modern Art,” and John Rajchman, “Disjunctive Synthesis Korean Style,” in Hossein Amirsadeghi, Korean Art, The Power of Now.


    ART 21: Do-Ho Suh

    ART 21: Kimsooja

    Note: Answer each question in full sentences. Each answer should be from three to six sentences in length.


    1. From Chiu, Genocchio: What similar experiences have Asian cultures gone through in integrating a western art system into their cultures? This is simply listed at a certain point in the text.
    2. What kinds of institutions are necessary to have a functioning western-style art system?
    3. From Youngna Kim: How did Korean artists of the 1960s attempt to maintain “Koreanness”?
    4. From John Rijchman: Explain in your own words his idea about contemporary Korean artists being “in between.”
    5. Videos: In what ways are both artists perpetuating traditional East Asian concepts in their art?
    6. Videos: What similar issues concern both of them? What might these issues tell you about Korean culture
  • How are men overpowering women


    How are men overpowering women

    Purpose     In this activity we begin studying gender differences among cultures.


    1. Become familiar with differences among countries and cultures in how women are treated, in particular, differences between Western and non-Western cultures.
    2. Become aware of the severity of the difficulties faced by women in many Third World countries

    Readings & Presentations    

    Video: “Community” which can be found in the following two parts:

    Part 1

    Part 2

    Video: “Shackled Women” which can be found in the following ten parts [Beware that some students may find this video offensive or too crude.]:

    Part 1          Part 2          Part 3          Part 4

    Part 5          Part 6          Part 7          Part 8

    Part 9          Part 10


    Evaluation of two videos, which are included as part of Course Content:

    Based on the Community video: Bangladesh men who were opposed to women seeking more power used a variety of tactics to resist change: threats of violence, spreading rumors about the women, religious threats that the women would go to hell, etc.

    In the country that your team has selected, what are some tactics used to put obstacles in the path of women’s empowerment? How are men overpowering women, in obvious and subtler ways? Cite sources for this information. Then, give suggestions for combating these tactics in your selected country.

    What can or should women do to fight back? Explain your rationale, including why these particular strategies might or might not work in the country in question. Cite all your sources of reference.

    Based on the Shackled Women video: For your selected country, research how the condition of women has changed since the last U.N. Conference on Women in Beijing. In other words, use the factors discussed in Shackled Women, such as violence against women, to evaluate the condition of women in your selected country. Cite your sources of reference.

    These are two short separate reports, but you will submit them together using the Assignment Drop Box under M2A5. The combined report should not exceed 5 double-spaced pages. The style is that of your choice. A rubric is used to evaluate the work.

    Reading and Presentations

    Part 1

    Part 2

    Shackled Women

    Part 1

    Part 2

    Part 3

    Part 4

    Part 5

    Part 6

    Part 7

    Part 8

    Part 9

    Part 10

  • Definition of deculturalization of essay


    Definition of deculturalization of essay

    The book’s name is Deculturalization and the struggle for equality : a brief history of the education of dominated cultures in the United States / Joel Spring.

    1)Outline the author’s definition of deculturalization and provide examples from the book that most resonated.

    2) Respond to the following questions: Is there such a thing as the “American” culture? If yes, describe it; If you don’t think there is an “American” culture, tell why or why not.

  • Analysis of a “denomination” or branch of Buddhism


    Analysis of a “denomination” or branch of Buddhism (such as Zen or Pure Land) 

    Use the MLA system for citing sources, which includes parenthetical citations and a Works Cited page

    1. Examine one specific “denomination” or branch of Buddhism (such as Zen or Pure Land) in terms of the characteristics which all religions have in common. Take one specific characteristic which all religions have in common and examine how it is manifested in at least four “denominations” or branches of Buddhism.
    3. Examine one specific “denomination” or branch of Buddhism in terms of the Eightfold Path. Does this branch of Buddhism appear to emphasize some of these eight “spokes” of the “Buddhist wheel” more than others? What type of person do you feel is best suited psychologically to this form of Buddhism?
    4. Examine in more detail the essential differences between Hinduism and the Buddha’s teachings on the soul.
    5. Compare and contrast in more detail Theravadin and Mahayana Buddhism.
    6. Research in depth one of the arts influenced by Buddhism. Connect expressions of that art with Buddhist themes and practices.
    7. Explore a controversial ethical issue like euthanasia or abortion from a Buddhist perspective.
    8. Compare Shinran’s ideas about salvation by grace alone to those of Martin Luther in Protestant Christianity.
    9. Compare and contrast Buddhist notions of nirvana with the Hindu concept of moksha.
    10. Write atopic with a thesis statement.

  • Dialectic Essay – Theory Based on requirements


    Dialectic Essay – Theory Based on requirements

    It’s an Ethics in the Professions class and I need A theory essay based on the following requirements:Examples of arguments you have to pick one of them,

    Here is a sample argument you can use:

    1. All organizations require good two-way communication vertically up and down hierarchical lines of authority.

    2. This can only happen in an organization where a sense of universal ownership prevails.

    3. An organization where a sense of universal ownership prevails is a democratic organization.

    C. All organizations ought to be democratic.


    Two basic arguments for democratic leadership

    The Communications Argument for Democratic Leadership

    1. All organizations require good and candid communication up and down the hierarchy.

    2. Democratic leadership is the only reliable way of cultivating good, candid communication.

    3. If 1 and 2, then Democratic Leadership is universally advisable.


    C. Democratic leadership is universally advisable.

    The Proprietary Interest Argument for Democratic Leadership

    1. All effective organizations have a prevailing culture of proprietary interest.

    2. Democratic leadership is the only reliable way of cultivating a culture of proprietary interest.

    3. If 1 and 2, then Democratic Leadership is universally advisable.


    C. Democratic leadership is universally advisable.

    The Guideline:Follow the dialectic method format step by step as shown in the two postings: Present one deductively valid argument ( it can be one of my examples); define terms if necessary; defend each premise of the argument, one by one; consider criticism against one premise; try to rebut the criticism: criticize the criticism; then assess whether the rebuttal defeats the criticism and therefore the argument succeeds or not.
    For this Unit, i have example argument, example criticisms, and example rebuttals in the Democratic Leadership folder in Course Documents. All you have to do is fill out the reasoning. Or you can use my materials only as models to create your own.

  • On the Equality of the Sexes Vs. On Being Brought from Africa


    On the Equality of the Sexes Vs. On Being Brought from Africa

    Read On the Equality of the Sexes, 739- 747 On the Religion of Nature, 762-764On Being Brought from Africa, 764-766

    First 1 and ½ pages
    What do these three works have in common with each other?  Explain how the people in these texts “see” themselves and their place in the world.

    Second ½ page  
    Explain and evaluate what is the author saying about the “equality of the sexes” (739)?

    The first 1 and ½ pages
    Students will complete Reading Responses each week. Questions appear on each week’s Module under each week’s reading assignments. Students are required to answer these questions in a double-spaced response. Reading responses are to be submitted by their due dates. Reading Responses are evaluated as follows:

    • 10 Points (A): Thoroughly responds to response question in 1 and 1/2 double-spaced pages; includes discussion of all required readings; incorporates several quotes in responding to the question; analyzes the readings by providing insight and clarity; refrains from summarizing plots; conforms to appropriate format (see student sample posted under Course Information)

    Second ½ pages
    8 font single space not double spaced Briefly discuss King James’ beliefs about witches, and relate this to what is happening in Massachusetts.

    Total writing is two pages

  • Process of speciation in Darwinian theory of evolution


    Process of speciation in Darwinian theory of evolution

    Explain the process of speciation in terms of the Darwinian theory of evolution by  natural selection and apply it to examples of three patterns of speciation taken  from primate evolution. See the online notes for the patterns and processes of  speciation.
    Your essay should be approximately 500-700 words in length. And please follow essay guidelines mentioned in essay Guidelines file and add text citations to it.

  • Relationship between gender stereotypes and culture


    Relationship between gender stereotypes and culture

    For this assignment, you will examine the relationship between gender stereotypes and culture. Do different cultures have different ideas about what jobs are appropriate for women and what are appropriate for men? Why?

    Complete the following:

    • Take a look at the variety of jobs listed in the Occupations and Gender document given in the resources. When you look at each job, do you think of a male or a female? Work quickly, and write down the first response that comes to mind. If it takes you more than a minute to respond to all of the jobs, you are overthinking it. (Given)
    • Find someone who has a different cultural background from yours. Ask that person to do the same task, and write down the responses. (Given)
    • Answer the following questions in your paper:
      • Did you find any patterns in your responses? Do some of these jobs have more traditional masculine or feminine traits?
      • What similarities did you find between your responses and your partner’s responses?
      • What differences did you find between your responses and your partner’s responses?
      • Do you think cultural backgrounds affected the perceptions that were drawn?
      • What does the research say about minimizing gender stereotypes in the workplace?

    This paper should be 3 pages, 12 Roman Time, double space.

    **Analyzes how differences in culture can lead to different gender stereotypes from a psychological point of view.

    ** Evaluates more than two current psychological resources that relate to differences and similarities in gender stereotypes between cultures.

    ** Applies an awareness of culture, ethnicity, and diversity to a professional situation by providing recommendations to reduce gender stereotyping, and describes how these recommendations could be implemented.

    ** Uses well-developed written communication by writing in a manner that is generally concise, is logically organized, and utilizes correct punctuation, spelling, grammar, and mechanics.

  • Hinduism characteristics that all religions have in common


    Hinduism characteristics that all religions have in common

    1. Examine Hinduism according to the list of characteristics which all religions have in common.
    2. Explore the relationship between the caste system of India and the religion of Hinduism, both historically and in modern terms.
    3. Present the argument for Hinduism as a monotheistic religion.
    4. Zero in on one of the characteristics which all religions have in common (Judaism, Buddhism,Hinduism,Christianity,Islam. m and relate it to Hinduism in a more detailed study.
    5. Compare and contrast the role of sacrifice in Hinduism with that found in a religion of your choice. You will need to research how the concept of sacrifice has developed in Hinduism from Vedic times.
    6. Explore the similarities and differences between devotional Hinduism and Christian piety. You also might compare certain beliefs such as the Hindu avatar and the Christian incarnation and practices like the Hindu puja and the Christian communion.
    7. Review characteristics of oral religions and trace their manifestations in Hinduism. This is something that can be done with most of the religions you will study this term.
    Few links

  • Benefits of ingenuity


    Benefits of ingenuity

    A paper about the benefits of ingenuity.

    Describing how the pursuit of it moves from collaboration to creation and offering managers steps on how they can lead with ingenuity. The books that I am reading is R.G. LeTourneau and Homer-Dixon Ingenuity Gaps. I also need References. Things need to be cited if it is coming directly from the source.