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  • Research/Interview on Cultural Family Practice


    Research/Interview on Cultural Family Practice

    The paper should be at least 6 pages in length.

    This assignment is divided into three parts.

    In Part A, you will be collecting materials pertaining to the culture and ethnicity of the family you are interviewing.

    In Part B, you will visit a family to collect data about parenting practices and interview the family about their culture and ethnic background.

    In Part C you will write a paper which will make use of the information collected in Parts A and B. You will also include reflection about the experiences you had while doing the project and please be sure to include information from your research and if that information lined up with what the family said. The following few paragraphs give you detailed information about each part of the project. The subsequent paragraphs give you information about how to write the paper.

    Part A

    Read at least five books and five journal articles on child development practices/ parenting practices in a culture of your choice (different from your own). Your selection of research must include the following:

    1. Select two pieces of children’s literature on that culture and analyze what you learned about families, children, values and cultural practices from the reading of the books. Be prepared to share the books with the class for discussion and reflection.
    2. The role of family members and community in the caring for and educating of young children in that particular culture.
    3. How children and the family are perceived in that culture.

    Part B

    1. Visit the family to gather the following information. You may need to use subsequent phone calls to clarify doubts or questions.
    2. Observe daily routines and listen to the stories about daily schedules and activities.
    3. Record ideas, information on family composition and structure, educational background, occupations, economic conditions, dynamics, etc.
    4. Make notes about the type of family, any special needs, and characteristics of the family.
    5. Interview parents about their child’s or children’s school. Inquire about the school’s family support system and how it has helped then to raise their child/children. Discuss the school’s goal, structure, activities, partners and schedules with the parents.

    Part C

    When finished with the interview process, examine the influence of the family on the child’s or children’s development, and how the family has benefited from support from the school. In the evaluation of the family and school’s support mechanisms, state any additional recommendations for making the home-school relationship more successful. Write a 1500 to 2000 word report of this assignment and submit it as a word document via the blackboard email. Use the following headings for your paper:

    1. Description of the culture’s parenting practices ()
      1. What are the values this culture holds for parenting that you have learned from your research (use citations)?
      2. What children’s books did you find about this culture and how do they represent these values?
      3. What are the roles of the family members and community members in caring for and educating children?
      4. How are these values similar or different from those of your own family/culture?
    1. Family Visit and Interview ()
      1. Describe the characteristics of the family.
      2. Describe what you learned about the family routines and practices of the family you visited.
      3. Describe the home-school interactions the family has experienced. How has the family benefited from the support of the school.
      4. Analyze how closely this family’s experience fits the cultural description you created in Part A.
    1. Analysis and Recommendations
      1. Describe the influence of the family on the child’s or children’s development.
      2. Offer recommendations for making the home-school relationship more successful and what you can do to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments.
  • Theories of Intelligence: An Introduction


    Theories of Intelligence: An Introduction

    Gardner (1983) has suggested there are seven different types of intelligence:

    • Logical mathematical.
    • Linguistic.
    • Musical.
    • Spatial.
    • Bodily kinesthetic.
    • Interpersonal.
    • Intrapersonal.

    Think about how would you test these dimensions of intelligence? For this assignment, assume you are going to test intelligence of people of two differing cultures.

    • Choose three of the above dimensions of intelligence to measure. Describe each type of intelligence.
    • Describe the two cultures you have chosen. What type of intelligence does each culture favor? What does it mean to be intelligent in each culture? What is the history of each culture? What is the environment like? Provide approximately half a page of description for each culture.
    • Describe how you would test these three different dimensions of intelligence in each culture. Do you need to test differently? Why?
    • Discuss theories of intelligence and how they account for cultural differences.
    • 4 pages 12 Roman Time double space
  • Fears and Stigma of Creating a Safe Cultural Place


    Fears and Stigma of Creating a Safe Cultural Place: A Report on Good Will Hunting

    Length: 1200 – 1500 words

    Value: 40%


    The creation of safe spaces requires cultural self-awareness, cultural intelligence and cultural capability. So this final assignment draws together all the learning from the unit in a report about safe spaces. They are fundamental to operating effectively in the workplace, community and the university. Yet many spaces are not that safe for the people who use them. How is it possible to create safe spaces for people?

    Using an excerpt from a film or video of people interacting within a space, analyse the various aspects of the scenario including the physical location and interactions between actors to highlight your understanding of safe spaces. Demonstrate your growing cultural capabilities by writing a report that analyses safe or unsafe spaces as depicted in your chosen clip. You need to write an academic report using formal language to:

    • analyse the chosen filmed scenario for safe or unsafe spaces
    • demonstrate your understanding of the characteristics of culturally safe or unsafe spaces by discussing those identified in the film in relation to the research literature,
    • provide recommendations/conclusions for creating or sustaining culturally safe spaces based on the scenario.

    1. Choose a scenario Choose a scene (about 5-10 minutes in length) from a TV program, video or movie that focuses on a conflict situation in a community, university/school or workplace. Some suggestions of where you may find films/segments are provided below: Community Workplace University/School Offspring The Slap Angry Boys Big Bang Theory The Office Madmen All Saints Paper Giants Dead Poets Society Good Will Hunting Ja’mie The Community Examples you could choose from are also in the Web-site Learning Materials in ‘Creating Safe Spaces’ and ‘Preparation’.CUC 107 Cultural Intelligence and Capabilities Assessment 4 2 To source extracts you can try: ABC iview; YouTube; download from iTunes; Vimeo or hire from video shop/ local library.

    1. Reading Along with the readings we have provided during the semester, you will need to conduct your own research. This means using:

    • Library databases for journal articles and books using Summon Beta
    • Appropriate readings included in this unit
    • Google Scholar

    2. Cultural safety report guidelines

    Please note – many report formats require that a synopsis or executive summary of the report be included after the table of contents. This is not required in this task

    Use the headings following to label each section of your report. These should also be numbered. Organise your report under the following sections and use the numbered headings as below for each section in the body of your report. Suggestions about what you should include under each heading are provided below the heading. Title of Report This should be on a separate page and include the title, your name and the date Table of Contents This should be on a separate page – remember page numbers

    1. Introduction (approx. 150 words) This includes: 1.1 Background (An orientation to the topic of cultural safety and safe spaces)

    1.2 Scope (Explain what the report will focus on including what video, what particular scenes if the example depicts a safe or unsafe space).

    1.3 Aim (Tell the reader what the report aims to do – i.e provide a summary and description and analysis of an example of a safe or unsafe space and recommend improvements to improve the safety of the space where appropriate).

    2. Summary (approx. 150 words) Summarise your chosen TV or Video excerpt. This is where you briefly explain the story line and key events related to the context of the safe or unsafe situation of this specific segment of a film in your own words.

    3. Summary of literature (approx. 300 words and at least four sources) This is where you demonstrate your understanding of the key concepts covered in the unit by using relevant literature. So you should include definitions of safe spaces, cultural intelligence and capabilities and cultural selfawareness and show how these are all linked to increasing our ability to create safe spaces.CUC 107 Cultural Intelligence and Capabilities Assessment 4 3

    4. Observations/analysis of Video (approx. 200 words) In this section you should identify the behaviours and scenarios in the video that are evidence of the cultural safety issues displayed in the video. These observations should confirm your statement in the introduction about whether the space is safe or unsafe. Some of the things to look for and describe are: Physical factors (size and layout of space, position of people in the space); Communication factors (Body language, Voice, Words); signs of inclusion or exclusion, displays of or lack of cultural intelligence. You could use the following table as guide and as a way of briefly describing in key words what you observed. Alternatively you might prefer to describe this in couple of paragraphs.

    5. Discussion (approx. 350 words) Use key elements within the film excerpt and the theory you have outlined in the literature review section to discuss your observations of the video and to support your view about whether each scene is a safe or unsafe space. For example you might write: In Scene 1, Jane displayed a high level of cultural intelligence by adjusting her behaviour as soon as she became aware that her patient had never been in a hospital before. This had an instant effect on the patient who visibly relaxed and began to talk. This is an excellent example of what Brislin et al (2006) define as cultural intelligence or “the ability to adjust to another culture”.

    6. Recommendations (approx. 200 words supported by academic sources.) Your recommendations (for how the scenario film clip you describe should be changed to make the space safer) should be based on what you discussed in the analysis. So it will be a summary of the things that need to change to enable a safer space in the scenario depicted and requires references in text for your ideas.

    7. Conclusion (approx. 150 words) This is where you sum briefly everything covered in your report. So it would include: what the film clip covered, what it was about, what it showed re safe spaces, what needed to be changed if anything. (Don’t introduce new material or references into this section). References (last section of report on separate page and not numbered)

    For this report we expect you to use readings provided and utilised in your previous assignment as well as additional references you might source that relate to the particular context of the scenario depicted in your film. For example, if your video depicts bullying at school you may find articles on school bullying. This will be helpful for your discussion and recommendations. You should use the APA 6th referencing style in text and for the reference list at the end.

    NB Check how to reference correctly for multimedia. The references, title and content pages are not counted in your final word count. CUC 107 Cultural Intelligence and Capabilities Assessment

  • Hebrew people: “People of the Book.”


    1. The Hebrew people have been said to be a “People of the Book.” Describe in specific details this “Book,” its physical make up, its historical development, and its significance to the Jewish people. Be sure that you examine this from a Jewish perspective and not a Christian one.

    2. Examine Orthodox Judaism in terms of the ten characteristics which all religions have in common.,0

    3. Examine in detail the differences between the four main branches of Judaism as practiced in the United States (Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist).

    4. Examine the issue of anti-semitism. What is it? What is its historical development? Why has it persisted until the present day? What has been the role of Christianity in the continuation of anti-semitism?

    5. Examine in detail the major Jewish holy days in terms of their historical development and the significance they hold for modern practitioners of Judaism. How are they celebrated today?

    6. Research the many interpretations of the story of Adam and Eve.

    7. The Jewish scholar Moses Maimonides argued that faith and reason were complementary. Roughly a half century later, St. Thomas Aquinas held the same position in the Christian world. Compare and contrast the reasoning of these two thinkers.

  • How spirituality effects on our health and self-healing


    How spirituality effects on our health and self-healing

    The practice of health care providers at all levels brings you into contact with people from a variety of faiths. This calls for knowledge and acceptance of a diversity of faith expressions.

    The purpose of this paper is to complete a comparative analysis of two faith philosophies towards providing health care, one being the Christian perspective. For the second faith, choose a faith that is unfamiliar to you. Examples of faiths to choose from: Sikh, Baha’i, Buddhism, Shintoism, etc.

    In your comparative analysis, address all of the worldview questions in detail for Christianity and your selected faith. Refer to chapter 2 of Called to Care for the list of questions. Be sure to address the implications of these beliefs for health care.

    In a minimum of 1,500-2,000 words, provide a comparative analysis of the different belief systems, reinforcing major themes with insights gained from your research and answering the following questions based on the research:

    1. What is your spiritual perspective on healing?
    2. What are critically common to all religions/beliefs spiritual components of healing, such as prayer, meditation, belief, etc.? Explain.
    3. What is important to patients of the faith when cared for by health care providers whose spiritual beliefs differ from their own?

    In your conclusion, describe what you have learned from the research and how this learning can be applied to a health care provider.

    Support your position by referencing at least three academic resources (preferably from the GCU Library) in addition to the course readings, the Bible, and the textbooks for each religion. Each religion must have a primary source included. A total of six references are required according to the specifications listed above. Incorporate the research into your writing in an appropriate, scholarly manner.

    Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is required.

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

  • Gender Inequality: The Mexican Context


    Gender Inequality: The Mexican Context

    To study the progress or setbacks of women in the last 20 years, in terms of employment.

    According to the UN: “There are considerable differences in women’s and men’s access to and opportunities to exert power over economic structures in their societies. In most parts of the world, women are virtually absent from or are poorly represented in economic decision-making, including the formulation of financial, monetary, commercial and other economic policies, as well as tax systems and rules governing pay.”

    1. To analyze the progress, or setbacks, achieved by women, in comparison to men, in aspects of employment, during the last 20 years.
    2. To gain a global perspective of the situation of women around the world.
    3. To discuss with classmates how women measure up to men in terms of employment in various countries.

    Using the Human Development Reports, available online at and other sources from national and international organizations, your team will write a short report (about 1000 words). In this report, for your selected country, your team will consider progress or setbacks of women, for the last 20 years, in general aspects of employment. Tables from the 2014 Human Development Report to be considered include:

    Tables 1, 3, 4, 5 and 9. Use similar tables from other reports, as appropriate, in particular the 2011 Human Development Report and

    the 2013 Human Development Report.

    Other useful source to be used as a guide in updating information:

    Neft, N. and A.D. Levine. 1997. Where Women Stand: An International Report on the Status of Women in 140 Countries. New York: Random House.

    Your team should consider:

    1.        The examination of the Gender Inequality Index for your selected country, as explanations of gender disparities in employment

    2.        The economic activity by sector and by gender

    3.        The labor force participation rate

    4.        Gender differences in earnings

    5.        Is maternity leave offered?

    6.        Is child care provided subsidized by the government?

    7.        What are the gender differences in levels of unemployment

    8.        Child labor

    9.        Satisfaction with job

    10.     Any other issue of relevance

    Supplement the data from the Human Development Reports with other national and international sources.

    The assignment consists of three parts:1.        Your team’s report on the status of health for your team’s selected country is to be posted once on the Discussion Board under M3A3:

    2.        Employment, and each student is required to submit a copy of the team report to the Assignment Dropbox.

    The team report should not exceed 5 double-spaced pages. The style of writing is that of your choice. A rubric is used to evaluate the work.

    3.        Both members of the team will receive the same grade.

  • Portrayal of Buddhist Elements in Western Cinema


    Portrayal of Buddhist Elements in Western Cinema

    How have the religions of Asia shaped American arts?

    World religions class:3.5 pages (exclude reference). double space, 12 Times New Roman.- Asia religions can be Buddhism, Chinese religions (confucianism, Taoism), or Japanese religions.American art can choose from movie, songs, fashion, building, opera,
    1. why you think the things you choose is art?2. which does religion shape it ?3. how does this religion shape it?
    – form: thesis statement sentence, discussion (need brief quotes), conclusion.- must have at least 3 citation from textbook. require MLA style
  • Importance of recognizing the signs of stalking


    Importance of recognizing the signs of stalking Criminal definition of stalking for your jurisdiction (cite a relevant stalking statute)

    When you were attending AIU, you thought of yourself being an undercover narcotics officer or working for a bank as a fraud investigator, but you were initially exposed to the role of a victims’ witness assistant during the Criminal Careers course at AIU. Then, your best friend became a victim of a crime of violence after being stalked for several months, and that incident changed your life. As you provided comfort and support to your friend during the judicial process, you were exposed first-hand to the role played by the victims’ witness assistant during the criminal judicial process. The role of the victims’ witness assistant changed you, and you decided then that you wanted to pursue a career as a victims’ rights advocate somewhere. It has been a year since you were able to start your career in the victims’ rights advocate position, and every day, you feel that you are making a difference in society and your jurisdiction.

    The prosecutor for whom you have been working as a victims’ witness assistant has had several calls from victims of stalking. Some cases seem more serious than other cases; however, one case that no one in the office thought was serious resulted in the victim’s death. Everyone thought the couple was just going through a difficult breakup. This case had a tremendous impact on the entire office—especially you.

    To help make sure that the office does not minimize a potentially dangerous situation again, the prosecutor has asked you to put together an intake, evaluation, and assessment instrument to be used in taking information on stalking situations. Be sure to check stalking statutes, and cite the elements of the crime of stalking in your documents. Complete the following:

    • Create a topic paper (2–3 pages) in APA format discussing the following:
      • Importance of recognizing the signs of stalking
      • Criminal definition of stalking for your jurisdiction (cite a relevant stalking statute)
      • Key facts that you felt all office personnel should know about stalking, such as the remedies designed to help a stalking victim
    • Create an intake form in addition to the topic paper that can be used to get important information from alleged victims of stalking.
      • The form should require information about the nature and frequency of stalking and should determine if the elements of the crime of stalking are present.
      • The form should also ask questions that will elicit answers that help indicate what type of stalking situation exists, asking such things such as is the victim is acquainted with the suspect, and if so, how; if not, how does the victim think the suspect knows or has encountered the victim? It should ask for the frequency of the annoyance and if the victim is in fear and why. Most stalking statutes require a pattern of harassment or annoyance that would make a reasonable person afraid or seriously annoyed; the form should ask something that would capture that information. The form should indicate whether or not there is a pending divorce or other legal matters between the 2 parties.
    • Create an evaluation and assessment form in addition to the topic paper based on the intake form you have created that will help rank the seriousness of the threat from the suspect who is stalking.
      • The evaluation and assessment form should indicate your familiarity with the contemporary information on what constitutes the most dangerous threat to the victim and then provide a ranking accordingly.

    Your forms should reflect contemporary information and the legal definition of the crime of stalking and what factors distinguish the most serious situations.

  • Culture undertook the creation of selected monumental work of architecture


    Culture undertook the creation of selected monumental work of architecture

    Question 1:

    We have continued our study of the art created by cultures outside of the West. Like those we studied last week, many of the cultures studied this week also created monumental works of architecture, but often for very different reasons than what we saw last week. In 3 well-developed paragraphs locate 2 specific examples of monumental architecture created by 2 different cultures we studied this week and discuss:

    1. Why do you believe each culture undertook the creation of your selected monumental work of architecture and sculpture despite the difficulties of accomplishing them? What can we assume about a work of art without such knowledge?
    2. How do the reasons for their works compare with those of a more modern example of monumental art work, such as Mount Rushmore, the 9/11 Memorial, etc.?

    Be sure to explain your ideas clearly and support them by discussing specific works of art that you have read about this week, talking about how they illustrate and support your ideas.

    Question 2:

    The tradition of mask-making and masquerade can be found the world over, but no place is it as pervasive, diverse and rich as found in the traditional arts of West and Central Africa. Although these masks are often seen as works of art in the West, they typically were not intended to be a work of art. Interestingly, in many African societies there is not a word for “art.” In 3 well-developed paragraphs select 3 different traditional African masks, each from a different African society. Discuss:

    1. How is the mask used and what is its purpose?
    2. Does putting the mask on display in some place like an art museum or gallery change what you think of it?

    Be sure to explain your ideas clearly and support them by discussing specific works of art that you have read about this week, talking about how they illustrate and support your ideas.

  • Men are from Mars and women are from Venus


    Men are from Mars and women are from Venus

    Discussion Question 1

    It is said that, “men are from Mars and women are from Venus.”

    Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, read more about this statement. Based on your research and understanding, answer the following questions:

    • Have you seen this kind of difference in communication style between men and women? Provide examples.
    • How can this gender gap in communication be bridged?

    Discussion Question 2

    With a society that is so diverse in its own nature, issues pertaining to cultural diversity are bound to occur in the process of team management and leadership.

    Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research about cultural diversity. Based on your research and understanding, answer the following questions:

    • How does having members of different cultures on a team affect the team’s performance?
    • How would you incorporate a person from a culture of your choice into your team, keeping in mind communication differences within your and the chosen culture?
  • Indigenous Cultures and Health


    Indigenous Cultures and Health

    Assesment 2: Part B Reflective Journal Entries 2 and 3 plus Summary/Case Study

    The reflective journal component of this assessment requires you to write two (2) reflective journal entries, 300-words each, demonstrating that you have responded to the feedback from your tutor and have acquired a deeper understanding of the issues discussed and presented throughout the semester.

    •    The references listed for each journal entry must be included in your journal; additional references can be included.
    •    Word counts DO NOT include the reference list or the contents page.
    •    Word counts DO include in-text citations.
    •    Demonstrate that you have thoroughly read the readings. Your personal response and opinions to the information begins your journey of critically reflecting upon the topic/s.

    Reflective Journal Entry 2 – 300 words
    Requirements: Workshop 5 presented the issues of Past Policies & Practice; review the Northern Territory Intervention (NTI) and analyse its impact on Aboriginal communities’ health and well-being. Read both sources and critically reflect upon the given information in relation to the NTI and its stated aims.

    Reading One: Chapter One (1) in Eckermann, A-K., Dowd, T., Chong, E., Nixon, L., Gray, R, and Johnson, S. (2010) (3rd Ed) Binan Goonj: Bridging Culture in Aboriginal Health, Chatswood, NSW: Elsevier

    Reading Two: Chapter Two (2) in Eckermann, A-K., Dowd, T., Chong, E., Nixon, L., Gray, R, and Johnson, S. (2010) (3rd Ed) Binan Goonj: Bridging Culture in Aboriginal Health, Chatswood, NSW: Elsevier

    Reflective Journal Entry 3 – 300 words
    Requirements: Articulate an understanding of the concept of Cultural Safety and working with Aboriginal Communities through an exploration of the relevance of culturally safe practice in a health setting for both Aboriginal peoples and yourself.

    Reading One: Coffin, J. (2007) Rising to the challenge in Aboriginal health by creating cultural security, Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, 31(3), pp 22-24

    Reading Two: Durey, A. (2010) Reducing racism in Aboriginal health care in Australia: Where does cultural education fit? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34(1), S87-S92
    •    The references listed for each journal entry must be included in your journal; additional references can be included.
    •    Word counts DO NOT include the reference list or the contents page.
    •    Word counts DO include in-text citations.
    •    Demonstrate that you have thoroughly read the readings. Your personal response and opinions to the information begins your journey of critically reflecting upon the topic/s.

    SUMMARY/CASE STUDY – 1000 words:
    The Case-Study (Russell Nelly,) is central to the summary.  Summarise your knowledge and understanding of the unit’s key concepts through the life story of Russell Nelly.
    Validate your position with evidence from the unit’s text book (Eckermann et al, 2010) and peer-reviewed academic articles, as well as other sources.
    Consider your engagement and interaction with Aboriginal people as a future health professional

    •    A minimum of 5 academic references for Summary/Case Study
    •    APA 6th referencing style required.
    •    Connect aspects of the course to your own experience and/or understanding.
    •    Explore and identify similarities and differences between your culture and that of Indigenous people.
    •    Relate the knowledge and content to how this might be relevant or applicable to your future professional role
    Submission: Assessments are to be submitted electronically to Blackboard via the submission point under the ‘Assessments’ menu.

  • One World Rival Theories and Conflict or Cooperation


    One World Rival Theories and Conflict or Cooperation



    Response Paper 1: Points of View

    Snyder (“One World, Rival Theories”) and Betts (“Conflict or Cooperation”) review the theoretical approaches that inform US foreign policy. Each assess the strengths and weakness of these theories (or grand ideas) and each, as Betts puts it, argue that “simple visions, however powerful, do not hold up as reliable predictors of particular developments.” Because of this, Snyder contends that presidents (and other decision makers) are forced by circumstances to blend and bend their ideologies when confronting foreign policy challenges and that current international relations theories are only partially useful in guiding interpretation. Address the following questions using the assigned lectures and readings. What is the purpose of theory and how does theory clarify, confuse, and omit? In what ways can a commitment to a single perspective damaging? Why might decision makers have to “blend and bend.” Use a case drawn from current events to illustrate your argument.

  • Cultural Diversity Essay


    Cultural Diversity Essay

    Format and Word Count:

    The student’s work should be presented in an ESSAY of around 1500 words.


    The essay should include a list of references (print and electronic) at the end in addition to in-text referencing as per the requirements of the Harvard Referencing System. Proper referencing is a serious academic requirement and skill and will be rewarded accordingly.

    Writing and Discussion Topic:

    Cultural encounters can prove to be very enriching to all those involved. However, in most cases these encounters lead to conflict of values. Issues of conflict of values are not confined to academic or philosophical spheres, but impact the social interaction closely. Consequently, the issue of dealing with minority cultures/groups and their values comes to the forefront. In the hope of addressing these issues, societies often resort to philosophical assumptions and theoretical principles, but the results are never fully satisfactory.

    Choose a thorny issue that relates to minority groups/cultures and highlight how conclusions can be reached to best settle it. The issue can be ethnic, cultural, gender, age or physical/mental ability related in nature and those involved in it can be a large or a small group. The scope of the answer is wide and you should set the necessary philosophical background to the topic by explaining key concepts and applying them to the issue chosen. In the process of answering the TMA, you should make sure to include the below five sub sections:

    1) Highlight the concepts involved in weighing societal choices in response to issues brought up by cultural encounters.

    2) Debate the concept of treating different groups of people fairly or unfairly.

    3) Comment on whether ethic, cultural, gender, age or physical mental ability related identities (depending on the thorny issue you chose) is a matter of choice or chance.

    4) Reflect on reasons for governments to protect and foster diverse cultural traditions or groups.

    5) Summarize the difficulties encountered in deciding on the best practice when addressing issues of this kind.

    A Tentative Outline for AA100B TMA

    1. Introduction:
    2. What is “culture”?
    3. What is “cultural diversity”?
    4. What is meant by a “cultural encounter”?
    5. Discuss how cultural diversity within a society can produce ethical or political problems due to the conflicts between the values of minority cultures and the values of the dominant culture (majority).
    6. Body Paragraph 1:
    7. Discuss “discrimination”, and say when it is fair and when it is unfair.
    8. Mention the factors that make any discrimination fair/unfair. Give a particular example in which one group of people (a minority) is treated differently from others (the majority), and note whether you think the difference in treatment is fair or unfair.
    • Body Paragraphs 2 & 3:
    1. Introduce your “particular case study”.
    2. Mention the two cultures involved (i.e. the majority and the minority).
    3. Discuss how these two cultures differ in their values.
    4. Mention a specific conflict/problem existing between the two cultures.
    5. Analyze the factors/considerations involved in settling the case/conflict, and say if they are matters of choice or chance.
    6. Body Paragraph 4:
    7. Discuss whether the government should protect and foster diverse cultural traditions or groups or not (with reference to your particular case).
    8. Elaborate on the importance of “cultural identity” and say if cultural identity is a matter of choice or of chance (with reference to your particular case).
    9. Discuss the concept of “self-determination”.
    10. Body Paragraph 5:
    11. Discuss the difficulties encountered in deciding on the best practice when addressing issues of this kind. Often the decision will depend on the nature of the cultural group. Therefore, each case needs to be studied individually.
    12. Answer the following questions with regard to your particular case study:
    13. Does the group have a free, equal, and democratic internal regime?
    14. Can people join and leave the group easily?
    15. Does the group itself value autonomy, as liberals understand it?
    16. Conclusion:

    Summarize your thought line/Restate the main ideas.

    The essay should include a list of references (print and electronic) at the end in addition to in-text referencing as per the requirements of the Harvard Referencing System. Proper referencing is a serious academic requirement and skill and will be rewarded accordingly.

  • Changes in Religious Art Paper


    Changes in Religious Art Paper

    Use the textbook and/or online sources to locate and capture three works of religious art. All three pieces should be dealing with the same subject matter— for example, the Crucifixion, mother and child, or the Last Supper. Capture one image from each:

    • the Early Renaissance period
    • the High Renaissance period
    • the Baroque period

    Your works of art must either be all paintings or all sculptures.

    Place these images in a Word document. Then do the following:

      1. Identify each image with the following information:
        1. Name of the artist
        2. Title of the work
        3. Date of the work
        4. Medium/materials used to create the work
        5. Current location
      2. In a well-developed paragraph (4–6 sentences) for each:
    1. One to two important historical facts about each piece.
    2. Based on your personal observations, describe and analyze how the artist has used at least one of the artistic elements, such as color, composition, or use of light. You should focus on the same element for all 3 works.
    1. In a 6–10-sentence concluding paragraph(s) discuss specifically how religious art has changed compared to each period and geographical region, and what may have been influencing factors behind these changes.
      1. How has religious art has changed compared to each, based on your observations as to how each artist used the art element you have focused on exploring?
      2. What events in history may have been influencing factors behind these changes, and why?
      3. Offer a citation of your sources for each image and the information provided as appropriate.
  • Today’s workforce is diverse

    1. Today’s workforce is diverse and has multiple conflicting priorities. As a nurse leader, you would like to see your hospital implement an outreach program that will benefit needy members of the community. What are some methodologies of communication you would use to develop a shared vision with your stakeholders? How would you apply strategic management to make your visions for the outreach program become reality?
    1. One of the five elements of emotional intelligence is self-awareness. What behaviors would someone with strong self-awareness demonstrate within the context of leading and managing gro ups? Provide an example.
    1. You have an idea to improve patient care that you would like upper management to support and fund. What type of communication tool would you use to present your idea and why?
    1. What differentiates someone that is intrinsically motivated from someone that is extrinsically motivated? Give an example of how you would go about motivating an individual who is intrinsically motivated and one who is extrinsically motivated. What are the characteristics of a performance-driven team?
    1. A new director decides to reorganize the department you work in. This reorganization comes about without input from the employees and many of the nurses that you oversee are feeling resentful of the change. As a nurse leader, identify factors that may lead to conflict and ways you can manage them
  • If a psychoanalytical theory was never formed


    What might have happened to society if a psychoanalytical theory was never formed

    Write 2-3 pages that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

    • What do you think might have happened to society if a psychoanalytical theory was never formed? Explain.
    • How would society look at people who were abused, had schizophrenia, or had Tourette’s syndrome? Explain in detail.
    • What would happen in a future society if it were found that there were definite biological reasons for crimes being committed? Explain
    • What types of laws or regulations might be put in place regarding these definite biological factors? Explain.
    • How might these laws and regulations infringe on the civil liberties of those affected? Explain.