In an essay of no more than 1500 words, identify the key claims of this text, “Hijab Online: The Fashioning of Cyber Islamic Commerce” and discuss the extent to which these claims are supported by evidence. Relate your discussion to what you have learned in A332 Book 2, Controversial Practices (Beattie (ed.), 2013). Continue reading
In the written assessment students should describe the case-study containing an ethical dilemma. This should be no more than 200 words. Make sure your dilemma is realistic. Identify the ethical issues the dilemma raises – there will be more than one. Identify the different people involved, describe how each one might view the dilemma, and explain why they take this position. Different people might include patients, users, carers, family members, the general public, pressure groups, front-line professional workers, health and social care assistants, youth workers, service managers; Continue reading
The senators and representatives who make up the legislative branch each have different agendas, priorities, and policy initiatives that they wish to usher through the public policy process. It is clearly not easy for any one member of Congress to have laws enacted to suit all of his or her policy priorities. In fact, very few bills proposed in either the House or the Senate ever become law. This week’s Learning resources help explain just why a fraction of these proposed bills are actually enacted. Therefore, the prioritization of public policy is an extremely important part of the inner workings of the legislative branch.
The process by which those priorities are organized is often the result of compromise, conflict, and outside pressure both from the president and rulings from the federal courts. Continue reading
Economists differ in their ideas about using government spending to stimulate the economy. Some economists follow British political-economist John Maynard Keynes in advocating increased government expenditure to stimulate the economy when it is in recession. In their view, the federal deficit will decline when the economy improves. Others favor allowing market forces to restore equilibrium when the economy is in recession. They believe that the deficit stifles economic growth and prosperity. Continue reading
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
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
Use the MIT Trade Atlas to find the top 5 imports and exports for a country. Then, using the Heckscher-Ohlin trade theory, New Trade Theory, and the concepts of comparative advantage, you could discuss if the top imports and exports from the country are consistent with the idea of those theories. Introduction: Here, you introduce the topic of your paper, and summarize briefly the conclusions of your paper. Summary of recent events or news articles on your topic: Here, you should examine recent events related to your topic in a way that would interest the average reader, who is someone who is taking the course with you. Continue reading
Write an essay analyzing two or more essays taking different positions on an issue. You may also draw on other sources for background information or context. Your purpose is to analyze the position essays to understand their authors’ main points of disagreement and to suggest ways to build common ground based on shared values, concerns, needs, and interests. Continue reading