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  • TRS100: Theological Inquiry Assignment

    $25.00

    The purpose of this guide is to help you focus on key points we have studied. Seek to understand the terms and the issues behind the short answer questions. Most questions are taken from the Mueller text. Do not simply memorize. Note that when you are given such a specific and limited set of terms and questions, you are expected to write clearly, support your ideas with specifics and show your aptitude for critical thinking. In other words, be sure you really understanding the issues treated in the text.

    Theological Terms: Define or identify the following terms.   Be able to explain what the term refers to and why it is significant.
    Jesus as Messiah, Fall of Jerusalem, Kingdom of God, Parable, Samaritans, Sermon on the Mount, Beatitude, antithesis, ecumenical council, Arius, Council of Nicea, homoousios,Arius, Council of Chalcedon (teaching on divine and human natures in Christ), creed, Greek Orthodox, Martin Luther, Salvation by faith alone and Scripture alone; John Calvin, predestination,

    Short Answer Questions (a well developed paragraph) The questions below are meant to guide you in understanding major concepts. The actual questions on the exam may differ.

    1. Mark’s gospel portrays Jesus as a “suffering Messiah.” Explain this term, showing how Mark both builds upon and differs from the Jewish understanding of Messiah.
    2. Describe the distinctive elements of the Roman Catholic hierarchy. How do Roman Catholics understand the relation of the papacy to Peter?
    3. Summarize Martin Luther’s Understanding of justification by faith.
    4. What is meant by the term Social Justice? See Mueller, chapter 8.
    5. What is meant by Catholic social teaching
    6. What is the definition of the word church (See Mueller)
    7. Protestantism, Evangelicalism, Lutheranism arose at particular times-i.e., the sixteenth, eighteenth, and twentieth centuries-in relation to certain situations that existed at these times. Summarize the historical factors that contributed to the emergence of ONE of these movements
    8. Explain the understanding of social just within Judaism or Islam.

    There will be a question asking for personal reflection.

  • Similarities and Differences between the Religions of the World

    $37.50

    Your paper must analyze your chosen topic, and you must use references to support your analysis, including references from class readings (e.g., our class books) as well as references from other readings done outside of class (e.g., books/articles you found that are related to your research topic).

    When writing, follow these guidelines:

    Content: In all your papers, make sure you compose clear and comprehensible statements. For your research paper, make sure that there is an overarching theme, position, or argument that your paper is expressing. Your research paper must include some class readings as well as materials from outside of class (e.g., books, articles). Websites are acceptable references, but your bibliography should not be composed of mostly or entirely websites. Whether using few sources or many, you should express a thorough and critical engagement with your research materials. Relevance: Papers must explicitly address themes or topics relevant to class.

    Mechanics: Make sure to use correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

    Paper length: Your fieldwork paper should be 5-6 pages (around 1600 words). Your research paper should be 8-10 pages (around 2500 words). All papers should be double spaced. No cover page is needed.

    Formatting: Papers should include your name, class name, title of paper, indented paragraphs for the body of the paper, footnotes or parenthetical citations (with page numbers) for any quotations or references used, and a works cited page that includes the bibliographic information for all sources used. When citing reference materials, you can use MLA, APA style guidelines, the Chicago Manual of Style, or any other format. The important thing is to be consistent and convey enough information to show the source of your quotations and references.

  • Resiliency and Spirituality Due to Trauma in Military Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

    $42.50

    MILT 525: RESEARCH PAPER – Resiliency and Spirituality Due to Trauma in Military Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

    Research Paper Instructions

    Utilizing information presented in your texts as well as theoretical and practical elements from academic and Christian sources, compile an original paper of 12–15 pages including title page, abstract, body and references, in APA style. It should summarize your understanding of resilience and spirituality in general, or resilience and spirituality shown in relationship to one or more major phases of the Resilience Life Cycle™. Address factors relevant to success in the phase(s) under consideration, and spiritual and professional approaches to resilience. A minimum of 10 scholarly sources (books and journal articles) is required in addition to your textbooks (if you choose to cite these). Grades will be assigned based on quality of content, how well APA guidelines are adhered to, the richness of citations utilized, quality of expression, and biblical integration presented. Please see the grading rubric for additional information.

    • Length of paper: 12–15 pages—Points off if the paper is below 12 pages or exceeds 15 pages. (Including title page, abstract and references.)
    • Include at least 10 current references (within the last 8 years)—points deducted for each missing or out-of-date reference.
    • Follow APA 6th style. Review the APA Grading Rubric for guidance regarding grading factors, and, for additional aid, research the Purdue Online Writing Lab at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/10/
    • Paper will be graded on thoroughness, content, and use of theoretical material and integration of biblical perspective.
    • Avoid Plagiarism—Using or passing off someone else’s work as your own is a serious academic offense. Papers are submitted through SafeAssign to check for the proper treatment of sources. You may submit a draft version to the “Research Paper [DRAFT]” SafeAssignment link to check your score, then edit and revise, and submit it to the “Research Paper” SafeAssignment link.
    • Plagiarizing your paper will result minimally in failure of the assignment. Plagiarizing can also result in automatic failure of the course and academic discipline. Please make sure that all work is your own or is cited appropriately.
  • ISLAM RELIGION

    $3.00

    Listen to the record and choose three of the following and apply it in one paper.

    *1. History of the group

    *2. Values and beliefs

    *3. Roles for different people.

    *4. Rules for different people.

    *5. Ways of showing approval and disapproval.

    *6. Meaningful artifacts.

    Pages: 1, double spaced

  • Theory of Equity Application in Marriage

    $35.00

    7 pages of applying communication theory to phenomena .

    The scenario can be from book, media, or even real life

    Final Paper Assignment: Students will select one or more communication theories and apply the theory to a specific communication phenomenon. The theory will be used to explain the human interaction or phenomenon under examination in the paper. The paper will be 7 to 10 pages in length and will follow the standards for writing a research paper as stated in APA style manual.

    The introductory paragraph will start with a problem (or a human communication problem) and the paper will evolve from there by focusing on the nature of the problem as it relates to human interaction. Next the theory to be applied to the scenario with a problem embedded in it will be summarized with the inclusion of some background on the theory. Next the human interaction or scenario to be examined through the lens of the selected theory is summarized. Finally, the theory is applied to the scenario with a discussion of what the theory predict will happen, occur, appear, and result.

    Cite the sources of all information used to support the opinions, findings, explanations, and discussions linked to this assignment. When citing research use APA rules.

  • Add Me on Facebook? How Long-Distance Couples Maintain Open Communication Through Mediate Forms of Social Media

    $65.00

    SUGGESTED OUTLINE FOR THE QUALITATIVE RESEARCH REPORT

    A research report should convince the reader of the significance, soundness, and thoroughness of the study. It should describe the research questions posed, the conceptual framework used or developed, the foundational literature(s) and related research traditions, the overall approach to the study, the methods of data gathering and analysis, how the researcher ensure the study’s trustworthiness, ways that participants collaborate in the research process, and the tentative conclusions or “lessons learned.” The methods used in the conduct of the study should be described fully, including any interview protocols or observation schedules used. There should be a detailed discussion of the role of the researcher during the conduct of the study as well as the natural history of the inquiry. The conclusions may be presented in any one of a number of ways: thematically, historically/ chronologically, or ideographically, for example. Finally, the report should indicate how the study will contribute to theory, to policy, to practice, and (perhaps) to methodology. The report should be no more than 25-30 pages long and should be carefully proofread for content, organization, logical development, and mechanics.

    1. Introduction – 1-2 pp.

    Summarize the study. Write this section after you have written the others.

    1. The Research Topic – 3-5 pp.

    Describe the problem or topic the study has investigated the research questions are posed and previous research in this area is discussed. (Review of Literature).

    Describe the theoretical framework guiding the study, if you are using one. This too may be related to previous research or compared to illustrate the lack of study in this manner or perspective.

    Discuss how the study is a specific investigation of a more general phenomenon. Link it to a social science discipline, if appropriate.

    Briefly discuss your thinking on the topic. If you are already familiar with it, briefly discuss the research literature on the topic. There is no need to review additional literature for this section. Include what you know or your thinking about the topic.

    Discuss why this topic has significance for education (formal or non-formal), pressing social problems, policy issues, the participants, or yourself. Why do we need to learn more about this topic? This is the “so what” question.

    • Research Design and Methods – 10-12 pp.

    Please note that this section is the most important for the purposes of the course. If it is not thoroughly and competently done, the rest of the paper suffers.

    This section details the conduct of the study. Since this is a research course, this section is the place where you demonstrate at lease a rudimentary mastery of the knowledge and skills of the course.

    Describe the overall approach to data collection: case study, ethnography, for example. Discuss how the approach emerged, or if you already had it in mind when you began the study. Discuss your design decisions using the methodological literature.

    Describe the population of interest. Examples include elementary special needs classrooms, groups of religious women, bereaved mothers, Carnegie schools, cooperative work organizations.

    Describe the particular setting or sample of people selected. Discuss your preliminary thinking about the selections, how this changed over time, and what prompted those changes. Discuss what you might go in a subsequent study. Use the methodological literature to discuss your decisions.

    Describe the ways you gathered data. Be specific about how often, where, when, with whom; numbers of field notes generated or interviews conducted or observations made, this should also include a discussion of the types of data generated: interview transcriptions, observational records documents, videos filmed, artifacts collected. Discuss the sampling decisions that led you to collect these data rather than some other set. Discuss how the participants collaborated in gathering data, if such was the case.

    Describe the processes of data analysis. Theme development, typologies generated, emergent insights. Use of analytic memos, coding schemes, graphic representations of data. Discuss how the participants’ insights were sought and incorporated. Use the methodological literature to discuss your choice of methods and processes of data analysis.

    Discuss what you did to try to be sure that the study was well thought-out, ethical, and sturdy, given its small scale. Examples include use of a critical friend, sharing with participants, triangulation of methods or sources. What might you do in a designing a longer-term study?

    Discuss your role as you conducted the study. Provide vignettes from your personal journal reflecting emerging insights or crises. Discuss any specific role dilemmas that emerged. Use the methodological literature t discus your points.

    Point a natural history of the study. Discuss how your conception of the phenomenon of interest changed over the course of the study; design decisions revised; new twists in data gathering. Try to be comfortable discussing the messiness of inquiry and how the serendipitous can have profound influence on our thinking.

    1. Findings – 7-9 pp.

    Describe the major conclusions or “lessons learned” from the study.

    Use categories to organize the data: themes, historical periods, type of individual, critical incidents. No one way is the best; it depends on the data and how you choose to interpret and present them. Develop each category using assertions and then direct quotes or narrative summaries to support each point. This is critical: even though this is a small-scale study and your conclusions are tentative and preliminary, you should convince the reader of their soundness. Build a chain of a logic or evidence ti support the conclusions and interpretations you have come to.

    Suggestion: it is better to present and develop fully a portion of the findings (i.e., one category or theme) than to skim over the surface of all the data without development.

    1. Significance and Implications – 2 pp.

    Discuss how the learnings might relate to theoretical ideas or related literature. Restate the specific focus of the study.

    Discuss how this small-scale study or a more elaborated study on this topic might contribute to research, policy, and practice; it may also contribute to theory and/or methodology.

    Suggest further directions fore research or make recommendations for policy and/or practice either within the specific organization studied or for the profession.

    Appendices: Interview questions, larger excerpts of data, pictures of context for ethnographies, diagrams, other information that makes references in the paper clearer.

    VII. works cited.

    Pages: 24, double spaced

  • How Online Game Addiction Affects Relationship

    $50.00

    SUGGESTED OUTLINE FOR THE QUALITATIVE RESEARCH REPORT

    A research report should convince the reader of the significance, soundness, and thoroughness of the study. It should describe the research questions posed, the conceptual framework used or developed, the foundational literature(s) and related research traditions, the overall approach to the study, the methods of data gathering and analysis, how the researcher ensure the study’s trustworthiness, ways that participants collaborate in the research process, and the tentative conclusions or “lessons learned.” The methods used in the conduct of the study should be described fully, including any interview protocols or observation schedules used. There should be a detailed discussion of the role of the researcher during the conduct of the study as well as the natural history of the inquiry. The conclusions may be presented in any one of a number of ways: thematically, historically/ chronologically, or ideographically, for example. Finally, the report should indicate how the study will contribute to theory, to policy, to practice, and (perhaps) to methodology. The report should be no more than 25-30 pages long and should be carefully proofread for content, organization, logical development, and mechanics.

    1. Introduction – 1-2 pp.

    Summarize the study. Write this section after you have written the others.

    1. The Research Topic – 3-5 pp.

    Describe the problem or topic the study has investigated the research questions are posed and previous research in this area is discussed. (Review of Literature).

    Describe the theoretical framework guiding the study, if you are using one. This too may be related to previous research or compared to illustrate the lack of study in this manner or perspective.

    Discuss how the study is a specific investigation of a more general phenomenon. Link it to a social science discipline, if appropriate.

    Briefly discuss your thinking on the topic. If you are already familiar with it, briefly discuss the research literature on the topic. There is no need to review additional literature for this section. Include what you know or your thinking about the topic.

    Discuss why this topic has significance for education (formal or non-formal), pressing social problems, policy issues, the participants, or yourself. Why do we need to learn more about this topic? This is the “so what” question.

    • Research Design and Methods – 10-12 pp.

    Please note that this section is the most important for the purposes of the course. If it is not thoroughly and competently done, the rest of the paper suffers.

    This section details the conduct of the study. Since this is a research course, this section is the place where you demonstrate at lease a rudimentary mastery of the knowledge and skills of the course.

    Describe the overall approach to data collection: case study, ethnography, for example. Discuss how the approach emerged, or if you already had it in mind when you began the study. Discuss your design decisions using the methodological literature.

    Describe the population of interest. Examples include elementary special needs classrooms, groups of religious women, bereaved mothers, Carnegie schools, cooperative work organizations.

    Describe the particular setting or sample of people selected. Discuss your preliminary thinking about the selections, how this changed over time, and what prompted those changes. Discuss what you might go in a subsequent study. Use the methodological literature to discuss your decisions.

    Describe the ways you gathered data. Be specific about how often, where, when, with whom; numbers of field notes generated or interviews conducted or observations made, this should also include a discussion of the types of data generated: interview transcriptions, observational records documents, videos filmed, artifacts collected. Discuss the sampling decisions that led you to collect these data rather than some other set. Discuss how the participants collaborated in gathering data, if such was the case.

    Describe the processes of data analysis. Theme development, typologies generated, emergent insights. Use of analytic memos, coding schemes, graphic representations of data. Discuss how the participants’ insights were sought and incorporated. Use the methodological literature to discuss your choice of methods and processes of data analysis.

    Discuss what you did to try to be sure that the study was well thought-out, ethical, and sturdy, given its small scale. Examples include use of a critical friend, sharing with participants, triangulation of methods or sources. What might you do in a designing a longer-term study?

    Discuss your role as you conducted the study. Provide vignettes from your personal journal reflecting emerging insights or crises. Discuss any specific role dilemmas that emerged. Use the methodological literature t discus your points.

    Point a natural history of the study. Discuss how your conception of the phenomenon of interest changed over the course of the study; design decisions revised; new twists in data gathering. Try to be comfortable discussing the messiness of inquiry and how the serendipitous can have profound influence on our thinking.

    1. Findings – 7-9 pp.

    Describe the major conclusions or “lessons learned” from the study.

    Use categories to organize the data: themes, historical periods, type of individual, critical incidents. No one way is the best; it depends on the data and how you choose to interpret and present them. Develop each category using assertions and then direct quotes or narrative summaries to support each point. This is critical: even though this is a small-scale study and your conclusions are tentative and preliminary, you should convince the reader of their soundness. Build a chain of a logic or evidence ti support the conclusions and interpretations you have come to.

    Suggestion: it is better to present and develop fully a portion of the findings (i.e., one category or theme) than to skim over the surface of all the data without development.

    1. Significance and Implications – 2 pp.

    Discuss how the learnings might relate to theoretical ideas or related literature. Restate the specific focus of the study.

    Discuss how this small-scale study or a more elaborated study on this topic might contribute to research, policy, and practice; it may also contribute to theory and/or methodology.

    Suggest further directions fore research or make recommendations for policy and/or practice either within the specific organization studied or for the profession.

    Appendices: Interview questions, larger excerpts of data, pictures of context for ethnographies, diagrams, other information that makes references in the paper clearer.

    VII. works cited.

    Pages: 24, double spaced

  • Qualitative Research Methods – Final exam over Chapters 7-12, and readings

    $30.00

    Qualitative Research Methods –

    Final exam over Chapters 7-12, and readings

    (As a rule of thumb, a double-spaced page for every 10 points is reasonable, but not a requirement.)

    1. Drawing upon lectures, the text, and various writings in the course on researcher bias, consider how you can guard against bias in future research. Is “bias free” qualitative research possible? (10)
    1. Consider the qualitative methodologies you did NOT use. Choose one that could have been used and discuss how your study would have been conducted and changed by the change of methodology. (20)
    1. Refer to the new text, page 193, Chapter 7, Gathering Data in the field, “Figure 7.2, What to Observe.” (I’ll also post this on Moodle) How do these apply to the communication in the link that follows this question? What differing types and items of information did they focus your attention upon? (20)

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/02/14/public-marriage-proposals-gone-wrong-the-11-biggest-fails-video.html

    1. A). Chapter 10 in the text, as well as the article by Renata Tesch, discusses categories, themes and metathemes. Using the videos at the above link, study these examples of communication for categories, themes and metathemes. Make your claim(s) give examples of the “data” they are based on, and write a conclusion/recommendation. (25)  B). What paradigm did this fall under? Why? (5)
    1. Revisit the 7 “Principles of Good Practice” that appear in almost every chapter of the text. Using your own study or the Themes and Metathemes in the question above, discuss your encounters with/understanding of four of these principles. (20)
  • An American Movie Essay: The Heat

    $5.00

    Write an essay about any American movie of your choice. Use fancy words to tell the story and events of the movie.

    Pages: 2, double spaced

  • Comparison and Contrast Between Social and Bio-psycho-social Theories of Addiction

    $5.00

    Essay instructions

    Choose two of the theories of addiction and write a three-page comparison and contrast paper of the two theories

    Theories chosen: Social and Bio-psycho-social Theories of Addiction

    Pages: 3, double spaced

     

  • CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES PAPER

    $20.00

    Be sure to identify the part and number of the question that you are answering.

    I. CRITICAL ANALYSIS. ANSWER TWO OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS; USE THE TEXT TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWERS: 60 pts.

    1. How does Shakespeare establish the atmosphere of evil which pervades Macbeth? Start with the witches, and show how their presence reflects on all the events of the play. Give examples of how the imagery creates a feeling of evil.
    2. Trace how Lady Macbeth is destroyed by evil. Show how she renounces all human feeling in Act I and seems to be successful. After the murder, follow her downward course into madness and death.
    3. How does Macbeth’s changing attitude toward the supernatural reflect the change in his character? Contrast Macbeth’s reaction to the witches when he first sees them with his attitude toward them in Act IV.
    4. Do the supernatural events really occur, or are they projections of Macbeth’s inner state? Some readers believe that the floating dagger, Banquo’s ghost, and even the witches are products of Macbeth’s imagination. Explore that possibility. Point out in   what way, if any, the meaning of the play is changed by accepting or rejecting the reality of the supernatural.
    5. Describe the way Macbeth and Lady Macbeth influence each other in the play. What effect does Lady Macbeth’s determination to kill Duncan have on her husband? After the murder, how does Macbeth change, and how does that affect Lady Macbeth?
    6. How does Shakespeare establish that Macduff is a good man? Show how Macduff’s character is revealed through his actions and reactions. Focus on how he handles himself after Duncan’s murder and after hearing that his wife and children have been killed.
    7. Is Macbeth a good man at the beginning of the play, or is he already plotting to be king? Macbeth’s quick response to the suggestion that he will be king could be interpreted as proof that he has already been plotting, or it could simply show that the forces of evil have been clever in choosing their temptation. Using Macbeth’s soliloquies and his scenes with Lady Macbeth, take a stand on the question and defend it.
    8. How does the fact that Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s shortest plays contribute to its effectiveness? Discuss the economy of the writing. Show how each detail contributes to the advancement of the plot; and how Macbeth seems to plunge to his destruction at a sickening pace.

    II. CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES. ANSWER ONE OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS; USE THE TEXT TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWERS: 20 pts.

    1. Both Robert Frost and Langston Hughes impress readers with their skills in using figurative language; therefore, from one of Frost’s poems and Hughes’ poems identify a metaphor and a simile from each of their works. Explain their importance to the poems’ themes.
    2. Both Emily Dickinson and Shakespeare use personification skillfully. From each give an example from their poems in which they have employed effective personification. (You may include Shakespeare’s Macbeth.)

    III. MAKING CRITICAL CONNECTIONS. ANSWER ONLY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS. 20 pts

    1. Michael Meyer, the anthologizer of our text, has asked you to nominate one poet for special recognition for his/her universal appeal. Name him/her and support your selection.
    2. Although you have read and analyzed many poems during the quarter, perhaps there is one (or maybe more) that has met your criteria for a masterpiece. If so, identify that poem and defend your selection.

    Choose one of the questions on Macbeth that you have not already addressed and answer it in one paragraph

  • Breastfeeding for Working Mothers (Lot in Life Applied Final Project)

    $32.00

    You are expecting your first child and are interested in breastfeeding your baby. You would also like to return to work relatively soon. You have to decide how valuable breastfeeding is and whether you can work and breastfeed.

    Prepare a 7 – 10 page (not including title and reference pages) scholarly research paper on the underlying issue of the scenario you chose in the Lot in Life Applied Final Project and a description of how parents can deal with it (based upon theory and up-to-date research findings). This paper should draw information from at least 8 primary sources of information (peer-reviewed journal articles published since 2007 and books authored by theorists in addition to information from government and community agencies. Your sources of information should be cited and referenced in APA (American Psychological Association), 6th edition, style.

    Note: Your references for Part 3 do not have to be the same sources of information included in Part 2. You may have located more appropriate and/or more recent sources of information since completion of Part 2.

    This is to be a scholarly paper, written in third person voice (do not write “I,” “we,” “you,” “us,” “our,” etc.

    You will contact at least two local community agencies (not just their websites) that provide services information, training, and support for the problem. Include their mission statement, specifics on how to contact the agencies, what services are provided, and how much these services cost.

    If in addition to the required peer-reviewed sources of information, you include World Wide Web sources for information on this topic, review the guidelines for evaluating Internet sources.

  • Gambling and Its Effects

    $20.00

    Prepare a paper between 1250-1500 words on the effects of gambling addiction. Explain how gambling effects the individual, the family, and the community. Briefly explain the Genetic factors, Social factors, Cultural factors (race, religion, sexual orientation, age, etc.), Discussion of progression of addictive behaviour, Impact on individual, family, and community, Possible treatment approaches to be utilised, Suggestions for continued involvement in treatment, and/or Hypothesis of prognosis.

    This paper should include at least three academic resources from the class readings as well as an additional three academic readings (from the Excelsior Library). This paper should be in American Psychological Association (APA) format

  • Sociology Today

    $5.00

    Sociology Today Short Papers

    Course Objective: To enable the student to define and apply basic sociological terms to their own world.

    For units 1-3, a short “sociology today” application paper is required. The objective is to demonstrate knowledge of a sociological concept from that unit and relate it back to something you can cite in your social world. Each paper utilizes the same rubric, described below. For units 4 & 5, the sociology today papers are extra credit.

    Rubric

    4 pts. Your summary and citation of your modern cultural application.

    5 pts. Your summary and citation of a sociological concept from the appropriate unit.

    5 pts. A clear link is explained of how your cultural application illustrates the sociological concept.

    1 pt. Clear writing that is proofread.

    15 TOTAL POINTS

    Explanation of rubric

    What is a modern cultural application? It is anything contemporary you can CITE in your social world. Examples I’ve graded include news articles (most frequent), TV shows, movies, commercials, advertisements, You Tube videos, video games, songs, poems, blogs, magazines, recipes, cartoons, etc.

    What’s excluded from a modern cultural application? Your personal experience and anything that isn’t part of the modern world. Try to keep it within your lifetime. The only exception to this is if something that predates you played a big role in socializing you. For example, I adore classic rock, but was an infant for most of it. Nonetheless, I could cite Led Zeppelin’s lyrics because growing up with this music was part of my social world. If you’re a fan of the Civil War, Civil War music would not be accepted because it’s not modern. However, if you’re a fan of Civil War re-enactments, you could reference something (ie a blog, a script… something you can formally cite) since it is part of your modern world.

    What is a sociological concept from the appropriate unit?

    Make sure that you anchor your paper in a concept from the appropriate unit. Sociology Today #1 must be about a concept from unit 1, Sociology Today #2 from unit 2, etc. Define and cite the concept from the textbook for full credit.

    Unit 1: Chapters 1-4 Unit 2: Chapters 5-8 Unit 3: Chapters 9-13 plus poverty & sexual orientation Unit 4: Chapters 14-19 Unit 5: Chapters 20-22

    How should a cultural application illustrate the sociological concept?

    Let’s say you select devaluation of things feminine (Chapter 11) as a sociological concept. You define and cite it both in-text and end-text. Let’s say you select the video game Grand Theft Auto V as your modern application. You summarize what is important for me to know about it (anticipate that your reader knows nothing about your cultural application). You cite it end-text and in-text. Your objective is to explain how your cultural application (Grand Theft Auto) illustrates the sociological concept (devaluation of things feminine). Don’t just tell me it does. Explain why for full credit.

  • Michael Joseph Jackson Matrix of Relationalities

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    C. Wright Mills described the sociological imagination as a “mindset” one adopts to discern the relations between individual and society, biography and history, and self and the world. In doing so the sociologist seeks to reveal the connections between “personal troubles” and “public issues.” Revealing these connections is the “promise of sociology.” I suggested a more contemporary rendering of this formulation is to think of individuals not as atomized and singularized beings, but rather as complex sets of relationalities constituted through experiences and identities that are biographical, gendered, racial/ethic, nationalized, sexualized, classed, religious, and tribal, all of which have a historical dimension.

    In this paper, research the case of a particular individual (not yourself, or someone in your family or someone you know), and analyze the relation between his or her personal troubles/experiences and the matrix of relationalities in which she or he is embedded. There is no restriction on which individual you choose to analyze. For instance, you could take the case of Michael Brown (who was shot dead by a police officer), or the case of Brian Williams (the NBC anchor who embellished the news). Or there have been a number of individuals in NFL football who have got into trouble over domestic violence. Or you could look at a famous individual in history like Malcolm X, who went through a number of transformations before being assassinated fifty years ago this week. The individual cases you could choose are almost endless, but if in doubt check with your TA. Your paper should show how the troubles/experiences of individuals can be explained by sociological analysis rather than the psychology or moral status of those individuals.

    You must use outside (primary) sources, such as newspapers, articles, books, the web etc. to document the facts of the particular case, and use material from the textbook and other texts (many are cited in the text) to construct your sociological analysis. You should cite at least four outside sources and four sociology texts. Use quotations when citing verbatim. If paraphrasing another source you should also cite it. You may use inline citations (in parenthesis in your text), footnotes, or endnotes, just be consistent. Provide a bibliography of sources. Your paper should be no less than four and no more than five pages, doubled spaced, with 1.25 inch margins, and 12-point Times New Roman typeface.

    Pages: 5, double spaced

    Citation: MLA

  • Interview: Compulsion for Drug Use and Risk of Relapse

    $3.00
    1. Interview two clients, and based on your assessment of them, determine their compulsion for drug use or risk of relapse. Write a two-page essay on your interview and findings