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Cultural Relativism/ Moral Isolationism

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In the first paragraph, briefly describe cultural relativism or moral isolationism. Use at least one quote from the required readings somewhere in the body of the paragraph. You may use the quote to support your description, or you may interpret, or even argue against the quote, but you must do something with the quote; in other words, don’t just provide a quote at the top of your post. Then, provide an example — either from current topics in the news such as the removal of Confederate statues, from recent history, or from your own personal life — of a topic that has multiple perspectives rooted in the tradition and beliefs of a particular group(s). Continue reading

Legalization of Marijuana

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Substance abusers are more likely to commit crimes, be arrested, serve time in prison, and re-offend. They are a considerable burden on the justice system, and the problem of substance abuse continues to grow. Why are some states choosing to legalize recreational marijuana, and what effects are being seen from this legalization? What do you believe are potential pitfalls of such legalization given the current rates of rising addiction, and recent research identifying unintended consequences? Continue reading

Economic Growth

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Poverty continues to be a plaguing issue in Texas particularly along the shared border with Mexico. As governor, what policy options would you propose to provide economic development for the border region with the ultimate goal of bringing economic improvements to this area? Essay Instructions and Helpful Tips (Texas Government) -12 point font, Times New Roman, Double Spaced. -You must cite your sources and you must have a bibliography (APA format). Only the citations and the bibliography need to be in APA format. Create one bibliography for all three essays that goes at the very end of the word or pdf document. Intro/1st Paragraph: Restate Problem (Problem Identification), Continue reading

How Stress Affects Vulnerable Populations

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According to Public Health Disservice Stress is defined as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.” Everyone experiences some level of stress in their lives. Would you characterize vulnerable populations as more or less affected by stress? How so? What was your reaction to the film? ( Miss Evers Boys-HBO NYC. [Video File, 01:57:58 min.] )in reference to population health. What sociological issues do you see in this film? How are these social issues presented or “messaged?” Use specific examples, but don’t summarize the film. As you explore these issues, consider together the scientific, ethical, and political ramifications of the public health topics covered in Miss Evers’ Boys. Continue reading

African Americans and the Healthcare System

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There are many studies that reveal that blacks generally mistrust the healthcare system, receive a lower quality of care, and use fewer medical services in general than whites (Dayer-Berenson, 2014).  A nurse at a public health clinic reads statistics that the local hospital has seen an increase in the number of emergency center visits among those in the black/African American community. She also notices that there has been a decrease in the number of black/African American patients visiting the public health clinic, and when black/African American patients do show up to the clinic, they are reluctant to talk about their health care conditions. Continue reading

Cocacola vs Pepsi

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Decide on a company to invest in and a company in the same industry to compare against your investment company.  Create your group’s company thread.  Click on Create Thread and then list your primary company and comparison company in the subject line.  You will reply to this thread for all future posts.  Only one member of your group will create this group thread.  Example:  Based on the above example of Home Depot vs.   Lowes, your group’s initial thread subject line would read Home Depot vs.   Lowes.  Once you have identified your investment and comparison companies, record them on the board.  The first group who records the companies on the board is the group that can use the companies for their project.  No two groups can use the same companies for this project.   Continue reading

Race

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Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to apply the sociological imagination and key course concepts to the assigned video (Race). You will choose your own sociological topic and apply it to Race. This will require a well-articulated thesis statement with ample evidence to support your thesis in the form of in-text citations and examples from Race.

Part 1: Watch the assigned film, Race (run time 134 min), while jotting notes (you will turn in these handwritten or typed notes). Recommendations: Instead of taking notes that summarize the film, I recommend jotting sociological themes that you could use for the topic of your paper. You may want to report time stamps for scenes that seem particularly important for your argument as you may want to review a specific scene later. For example, “18 minutes, 20 seconds: gender inequality is depicted when a woman has a job interview for a soccer coach and the interviewee laughs at her and dismisses her before asking all questions on the list.” Continue reading

Health Care in the US

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Assignment 1:

Provide your reasoned opinion (i.e. exhibiting your ability to develop a logical analysis and synthesizing from your research) regarding:

  1. Why health care costs in the U.S. are so much higher compared to health care costs in so many other nations.
  2. Why the U.S. ranks poorly compared to so many other nations on so many health status indicators.
  3. What policies would you change in the U.S. health system that would improve on our health cost profile and health status ranking?

Assignment 2:

Utilizing at least one quantitative and one qualitative health policy research method, design a study to examine whether health centers [including the federally qualified health center model] are able to reduce or eliminate health disparities across racial or ethnic and socioeconomic subpopulation. Continue reading

Tiny Smiling Daddy

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The paper has to be about the short story called “Tiny Smiling Daddy” 3rd person Minimum of 4 sources first source is the short story 3 secondary sources needed at least 4 entries on bibliography 2 sources have to be text 2 text and 1 electronic source that has author you can have all text sources if u want must have at least one direct quote from secondary source 8 pages minimum including the bibliography top left corner goes my name date name of class: eng111 title must be centered times new roman 12 font bottom right will be page numbers.  Continue reading

Concert Critique

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A critique is a statement of your point of view. You should develop your ideas so that the reader can visualize and understand the dance as you observed the performance.

Format:
Your paper should be a five paragraph essay, typed in MLA format, size 12 Times New Roman font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins. Make sure to proofread and make necessary revisions. You will be graded on format, spelling, and grammar. Remember that there are resources available to you on campus to assist in writing.

Paragraph One: Introduction
State the “who, what, where, when” of the performance. Briefly describe the company and the choreographer.

Paragraph Two: Description
This paragraph should communicate how the dance looked and sounded. Describe the dance in detail focusing on the elements of time, space, and energy. Include costuming, lighting, music, text, sounds, props, and anything else on the stage (sculptures, sets, etc.). Continue reading

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