OB-based Analysis of a Film

OB-based Analysis of a Film

FORMAT
Your analysis should be at least 2,000 words in length, and not more than 2,500. The paper should double-spaced, with 1” margins. The font should be 11-point Times New Roman, Cambria, or Helvetica. It should be submitted in the appropriate place on cuLearn by the deadline and a paper copy handed in to your ITs at the final lecture. The first thing to do, of course, is watch the film you have chosen from among the choices given. If you have already seen it, it is highly recommended that you watch it again.
CONTENT
Use at least two concepts or theories from the course material to look beneath the surface and analyze at why the main characters behaved the way they did. Provide the source for each reference to theory in an appropriate format and use additional quality external sources to enhance your analysis. In reviewing theoretical material, first, briefly define the concept or theory as you would for someone who was not familiar with it. Next, apply the concept thoroughly to your observations of the film. The tie-in should include the specific details of how the theory relates to and provides insight into the experiences of the main characters in the film. Does the example support or refute the theory?
A critical task in this here is to gather as many observations as possible from different points of view. The main skill to work on is perspective taking, or what some people call “re-framing.” Look at the narrative events and describe them from different perspectives. For example, how did certain characters view the situation and what did it mean to them? What would a neutral (“objective”) observer have seen and heard?
Throughout the paper you should balance the research perspective with your own perspective – in other words, how did it affect you? Reflect on these observations to discover the personal meaning that the material had for you and your own behaviour in organizations.
IMPORTANT: Do NOT provide a “book report” or “movie review” of what you have observed in your film – you may assume that the reader has seen the movie. If you must go into detail in order to provide the necessary context for your analysis you may use an appendix to summarize key scenes for your analysis.
EVALUATION
Papers will be marked on the following criteria:
1.    Attention to purpose of the assignment (5pts). This means addressing the purpose, aims and themes of the assignment comprehensively, with enthusiasm and imagination.
2.    Clarity of expression (10pts). This includes flow and integration of material, overall organization of ideas, grammar.
3.    For each of the two theories you choose, you will be evaluated on:
a.    Your knowledge of the theory (30pts). You demonstrate a sophisticated grasp of theory and innovativeness in the selection and handling of theory. Your ability to identify and incorporate external sources into your discussion of the relevant theory.
b.    Your analysis (30pts). You must analyze people and situations through application of theory, resulting in a compelling integration of theory & plot; your use of both of these elements in framing analysis must be persuasive, showing a high-level understanding.
4.    Reflectiveness (10pts). This means how deeply you observe and analyze the work that you choose, and how well you identify multiple perspectives as they relate to the theory. You are confident in reflecting on material; expression of insight and multiple perspectives shows your ability to explain effects of events on individuals. You use specific examples to support your analysis.

Movie to be used:
The pursuit of happiness

Resolving Interpersonal-Communication Conflict in the Workplace

Resolving Interpersonal-Communication Conflict in the Workplace
For this assignment, you are asked to describe 10 strategies you would use to build a healthy interpersonal relationship with a business colleague with whom you experience conflict. When creating your strategies, you must address the following:

the type of conflict (expressed tension, interdependence, etc.)
the ways in which verbal and nonverbal communication shaped your perceptions
the ways in which listening and/or non-listening impacted your interpersonal communication
the extent that emotional intelligence was either lacking were problematic.

Final Paper Instructions:

Include an introduction. It must provide a clear statement of your position on the topic.

Examine each area of the consultancy report by providing citations from at least five sources.

A credible source is defined as:
a scholarly or peer-reviewed journal article
a government – based website or publication
a trade or industry journal article, publication, or website, including those from trade organizations such as SHRM.org and TD.org.

Your paper is expected to have depth and offer a thoughtful analysis. The paper should be based on references to scholarly materials (rather than on introductory textbooks, popular website writings, or musings, for example) and should support your claims with evidence.

The most common mistakes in writing an essay are (a) simply summarizing the topic and not analyzing it or discussing your views and (b) failing to relate the subject to the broader context as discussed in class and as found in the readings.

Chief Complaint:8-year-old girl with excessive thirst, frequent urination, and weight loss

Chief Complaint:8-year-old girl with excessive thirst, frequent urination, and weight loss.

History: Lynn Thompson, an 8-year-old girl in previously good health, has noticed that, in the past month, she is increasingly thirsty. She gets up several times a night to urinate and finds herself gulping down a glass of water. At the dinner table, she seems to be eating twice as much as she used to, yet she has lost 5 pounds in the past month. In the past three days, she has become nauseated, vomiting on three occasions, prompting a visit to her pediatrician.

At the doctor’s office, blood and urine samples are taken. The following lab results are noted:

blood glucose level = 545 mg/dl
blood pH level = 7.23
(normal = 50 – 170 mg/dl)
(normal = 7.35 – 7.45)
urine = tested positive for glucose and for acetone / acetoacetate (i.e. ketone bodies) (normally urine is free of glucose and ketone bodies)
Questions:

1- Why is the pH decreased in this patient?

2- List 5 differences between Diabetes Mellitus I and Diabetes Mellitus II.

3-  What is the biggest challenge a recently diagnosed diabetic patient like this one may face?

What did freedom mean for the ex-slaves

choose ONLY 1 essay question from the list below. Direct quotes do not count toward the required word count.

Part 2 Essay Questions:

1 – What did freedom mean for the ex-slaves? Be sure to address economic opportunities, gender roles, religious independence, and family security.

2 – Reconstruction witnessed profound changes in the lives of southerners, black and white, rich and poor. Explain the various ways that the lives of these groups changed. Were the changes for the better or worse?

3 – Stating that he “lived among men, not among angels,” Thaddeus Stevens recognized that the Fourteenth Amendment was not perfect. Explain the strengths and weaknesses of the Fourteenth Amendment. What liberties and freedoms did it extend in the nineteenth century—and to whom? How did it alter the relationship between the federal government and the states?

4 – Who were the Redeemers, what did they want, and what were their methods? How did the Redeemers feel that their freedom was being threatened by Radical Reconstruction? Conclude your essay with a comment on how you think the federal government should have responded to the Redeemers.

5 – Was Reconstruction a success or a failure? Or was it something in between? In your response, consider land policy, key legislation during Presidential and Radical Reconstruction, southern politics, racial and political violence, and northern “fatigue” with Reconstruction. Be sure to make clear what you mean by success and failure.

6 – The debate surrounding the creation and ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment divided one-time political allies over the matter of women’s suffrage. What were the arguments for and against including a woman’s right to vote in the Fifteenth Amendment? What did this debate say about the boundaries of freedom defined by Reconstruction?

7 – What role did the government play in defining, protecting, and/or limiting the liberty of American workers during the Gilded Age?

8 – Henry Demarest Lloyd wrote in Wealth against Commonwealth (1864), “Liberty and monopoly cannot live together.” Based on your knowledge of the Gilded Age and the industrial revolution, assess the validity of this statement.

9 – How did the labor movement launch a sustained assault on the understanding of freedom grounded in Social Darwinism and in the liberty of contract?

10 – Compare the motives and methods of the various social reformers active in the Gilded Age. How did the efforts of thinkers such as Henry George, Laurence Gronlund, and Edward Bellamy differ from those of the Protestant and Social Gospel reformers of the period? Were any of these approaches more successful than others? Why, or why not?

compare and contrast the traits of a narcissistic leaders with that of a covenant leader

Some say that narcissistic leaders and narcissistic leadership, albeit annoying to subordinates, gets the work of the organization done. Others say that the damage done by narcissistic leaders and leadership creates an unethical environment that is virtually irreparable. What is narcissistic leadership? What are a narcissistic leaders traits? What are the organizational benefits and pitfalls of a narcissistic leader? Study covenant leadership. What is covenant leadership? What are the traits of a covenant leader?
For this project, compare and contrast the traits of a narcissistic leader with that of a covenant leader. What is the organizational impact of a narcissistic leader and a covenant leader? Imagine that you were a recently appointed chief of police in a large local police organization where the former police chief was not only a narcissistic leader but also promulgated narcissistic leadership qualities throughout all levels of leadership within the department. Develop a change plan in order to develop your organization with covenant leadership principles. Specifically, how would you do this in a police organization? Detail changes in your mission, small changes you may make, large changes you may make, and the potential pitfalls and successes you may realize.
Write a paper on this subject that is not less than 8�10 pages in current APA format. The page count does not include the title page, abstract, reference section, or any extra material. In order to incorporate a solid Christian worldview, you must use 10�15 sources with at least 1 source being the Holy Bible.

Evaluative Essay Instructions

Evaluative Essay Instructions

Purpose
o To evaluate an historical theme using assigned sources for support.
o To compose a properly formatted, scholarly paper, using the most recent edition of Turabian, Notes-Bibliography.

General Directions:

For this assignment, students will choose 1 historical theme from the list below to research throughout the course:

Religion/Philosophy
Literature
Law
Science/Medicine/Technology
Economy/Labor

Students will write 2 analytical essays on their chosen theme, using the primary sources and topic prompts within the additional documents.

In Week 3, students will submit a thesis statement for Evaluative Essay 1 to the instructor for review. This pre-submission of the thesis statement will not be required for Evaluative Essay 2.

Evaluative Essay 1 will cover the period from 3000 BC through AD 476. It is due in Week 4.

Evaluative Essay 2 will cover the period from 476-1640. It is due in Week 7.

Specific Requirements:

The evaluative essay will consider assigned sources on the chosen theme, and evaluate those sources using the topic prompt provided in the additional documents for this assignment.

Format, Length and Organization:
o Length: 750-1100 words (roughly 3-4 pages, double spaced � not counting footnotes)
o Double spaced text, Times New Roman, size 12 font, standard margins and indentation (see Turabian: Notes-Bibliography)
o The paper should have a title page, body, and bibliography page
o Using Turabian Notes-Bibliography style, format footnotes for the paper.
o Basic Organization (except literature topic, given in literature document): The paper will consist of an introduction, body and conclusion:
o Introduction should be one paragraph and should introduce the main argument, ending with a strong thesis statement. The thesis statement is the ONE SENTENCE argument.
o Body of the paper is a few paragraphs (3-4) developing and supporting the argument, showing comparison and contrast of the assigned documents, as well as further analysis and Biblical evaluation. The body of the paper should provide specific examples and details from the assigned sources.
o Conclusion is the final paragraph, restating the argument and summarizing the main points of the paper, drawing conclusions for the reader. No new information.
Sources:
o The textbook and lectures can be used for basic background information, but the majority of supporting details should be drawn from the assigned sources within each topic document.
o For Biblical analysis, you can use your own Bible, or one of the following websites for finding and using Scripture verses. Please note that you need to use a standard translation (such as KJV or ESV) and not a paraphrase Bible (such as the Message).
www.biblegateway.com
Srong�s Exhaustive Concordance https://books.google.com/books?id=3TBGAQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=strong%27s+exhaustive+concordance+of+the+bible&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwifx7zyxZHXAhXFPCYKHQwRBc0Q6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

Source Citation Examples:
Note that no citation is needed for common knowledge information, but specific examples, details, or arguments drawn from the assigned sources DO need proper source citation.

Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenburg Church in 1517. (common knowledge, no specific citation needed)

The Hebrew Old Testament is considered to be a book of folklore, myths and stories that is useful for some understanding of Hebrew history, but not always reliable as an historical source since it was written by religious devotees rather than historians. � citation needed because this expresses a specific view or argument.

**If you are unsure of whether or not a citation is needed, it is better to include the citation than to leave it out. You can also contact your instructor for assistance.

Marvin Perry, et.al., Western Civilization Vol. 1, MindTap edition, 2-1c. (Note that this is short-form)

Issues in Microeconomics

For issues in microeconomics you will write a term paper following in the instructions below. Your paper must be your original work for this class. It will be submitted to Turnitin to check for plagiarism and excessing quoting.
Select a topic from the following list of current issues in microeconomics. Research the different sides on the issue through the use of the Internet and UMUC Library Resources. Your paper should include the following information:
1. A brief description of the issue and why it is of consequence to economics.
2. The positions taken by those publicly addressing the issue and the main points behind their position.
3. Your analysis of the economic impacts involved in the issue based on the material covered in this course.
4. Your conclusion on the issue supported with economic reasoning and any non-economic factors�you believe should be considered. You must include your favored position, not just a summary of opposing positions.
You should have a minimum of three sources for your paper. The topics below all have two or more positions, with proponents for each. Try to find resources espousing contrasting opinions and analyze them in your paper. As noted above, you need to take a position yourself and explain why you took it.
Topics for the Paper:
Choose your topic from one of the following areas. Submit your choice to the instructor for approval by the end of Week 2 of the course.
1. Regulation of Monopolies. Choose a current merger proposal that is in the news. �Consider whether the U.S. Government should allow the merger. �You may pick from the following proposed mergers or another merger approved by the instructor: �Humana-Aetna (was called off, but you can discuss the reasons why and whether you agree), Dow-DuPont (this one went through, but you can discuss what concessions were made to get approval and whether you agree with them), Bayer-Monsanto, AT&T-Time Warner (currently going to trial).
2. Income Inequality in the U.S. Consider what the U.S. government’s role�should be�in reducing income inequality in the private sector.
3. Taxation. �Should the U.S. replace the current Federal income tax with some form of “flat tax” or other radical restructuring. If so, what should the new tax structure look like?
Length of the Paper:
The Term Paper must be doubled-spaced, in Times New Roman size 12 font with one-inch margins (header and footer may be contained within the margin border), and must be 6 – 8 double-spaced pages in length, NOT COUNTING the title page and bibliography.
Format of the Paper:
The Term Paper must be posted to the LEO Student Assignments as a Attachments are limited to a maximum two files in doc, docx., xls. xlsx., or rtf. formats. OTHER FORMATS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE, will not be reviewed or graded.
Please note that hand-written and scanned works, pdf. files, jpg. files, as well as files posted in google drive, will not be accepted or graded.
The paper should be written in APA style Research Paper format.
Please note that Use of APA Citation Methodology is required for the assignment
All works must be Word processed. Handwritten and scanned work will not be accepted and graded.
Due Date and Grading
The paper is due at the end of Week 7 of the course, by midnight on April 30, 2017. Late papers will be accepted with a penalty of 20 points for each day or partial day late.
This Written Assignment is valued at 14% of your final course grade. The report will be evaluated based on the following three factors:
–30%—-The completeness of the project and understanding of the topic(s) and issue(s) .
–50%—- Analysis, evaluation, research, and recommendations
–20%—-The presentation approach, writing mechanics, APA guidelines
Consult the rubric in the Assignments section of LEO for the grading criteria.
In accordance with the UMUC Academic Policy, notes taken for papers and research projects should accurately record sources of material to be cited, appropriately quoted, paraphrased or summarized, and papers and research projects should acknowledge these sources in the appropriate places in the text of the paper as well as in a reference list at the end of the paper, in accordance with accepted citation practices.�No more than 30% of the text of the paper should be made up of quotes.
The resubmission of research projects from previous classes (whether or not taken at UMUC), partially or in its entirety, is unacceptable, and will result in a grade of zero for the graded exercise

Descartes’ Three Proofs of God’s Existence in His Meditations

CPHL550 DB0 P18Minor Essay

Explain the main elements of one of Descartes’ three proofs of God’s existence in his Meditations (8 marks). Then, develop and explain your own critique (do your own thinking, rather than using that of others) on whether that argument provides a solid ground for knowledge of the external world (5 marks).

Specifications:

  • a cover page including all necessary information
  • 1400–1600words (c. 4–6 pages) of text, typed, dbl-spaced, 12-pt font (preferably Times New Roman), indented paragraphs, pages numbered
  • an opening paragraph, clearly stating your topic and a brief statement of your thesis,and absolutely nothing else
  • no padding, i.e., an extra space between paragraphs, wide margins, subheadings, bio­graphical material, etc.
  • be as clear and concise as possible throughout your paper (clarity is arguably an epistemic virtue, after all); i.e., be as clear as you can rather than difficult, avoid jargon words, flowery language, and baffle­gab, and do no more or less than what the question asks
  • when you reference authors in our text, your references must be text-based with pages, not my own reading notes
  • if using outside sources, confine yourself to academically re­spectable sources (those that would be used by professional philosophers etc.)
  • when arguing your own view, you must keep your argumentation down to earth (i.e., you must restrict yourself to philosophical arguments everyone can relate to)
  • g. (8 marks) does not mean you need eight points; it is merely the grade weight for the section
  • keep in mind that agreeing is not the same thing as arguing

Assignment 2: Environmental Regulations and Policy 

Assignment 2: Environmental Policy

Due Week 10 and worth 120 points

There are several environmental laws, regulations, and policies that currently influence your life, and they include the following:

NEPA
The Clean Air Act
The Clean Water Act
The Endangered Species Act
The Superfund
CITES
The Montreal Protocol
The Basel Convention
Choose one (1) of these environmental regulations, or another policy that interests you; then, research your chosen regulation or policy’s requirements and environmental and economic impacts.

Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:

Describe three (3) key elements of environmental regulations or policies you chose. Specifically, discuss who is affected and what actions they are required to undertake, including federal and state agencies and specific industries, and how these requirements are enforced.
Assess three (3) effects this environmental regulations or policy had on our environment. Next, quantify its effects, if possible, to analyze whether or not the regulation had the desired effect on the environment.
Discuss three (3) economic effects of your chosen policy or regulation. Next, describe the direct costs of implementation, as well as the effect the regulation has had on economic growth. If possible, find a benefits/cost analysis that will provide you with objective analyses of this regulation’s economic impact.

Speculate whether or not you believe that this policy or regulation has been successful overall. Next, debate whether or not your chosen policy or regulation has promoted environmental benefits or outweighed its economic costs. Lastly, determine whether you would recommend renewing this policy or regulation when it comes to its expiration date, or whether you should let the policy or regulation expire. Justify your response.
Use at least three (3) quality resources / references in this assignment, in addition to the course text. Note: Wikipedia and personal blogs do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, your name, your professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Assess the various methods used to understand natural phenomena and the human impact on it, and analyze the steps taken to protect the environment.
Analyze factors influencing the use and conservation of environmental resources.
Analyze the effect of human populations on various ecosystems, including agriculture, urbanization, waste management, and pollution.
Critically evaluate sources of information about environmental science and communicate them effectively.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in environmental science.
Write clearly and concisely about environmental science using proper writing mechanics

Using the Empire Comparison Essay

Due: by 11:59pm EST on Sunday at the end of Unit 7

Using the Empire Comparison Essay Instuctions below and the resource provided in Unit 7, create a thesis statement to reflect the focus of your Empire Comparison Essay. Identify at least five (5) sources that you will use to complete the essay and create a bibliography to include with your thesis statement for this assignment.

Submit a Resource Page of five (5) possible sources that you are going to use on your Research Paper in proper APA format. These sources should be related to the specific empires that you identified in your thesis statement for the Empire Comparison Essay.

The thesis statement and bibliography shall be written in APA format, typed in 12 font Times New Roman and should be submitted as a Microsoft Word Document.

Empire Comparison Essay Instructions: To demonstrate your understanding of world civilizations, your final essay will focus on the analysis of the rise and fall of empires/kingdoms throughout the time period in which we studied. Remember, this is NOT a summary of the events or the empire/kingdom, it is an analysis of the similarities and differences. Also, you will be making one last final connection to today’s society. For this assignment, pick an empire/kingdom from each group below and develop an essay addressing each of the following components:

1. Compare and contrast the development/creation of the empires/kingdoms. 2. Compare and contrast the decline/fall of the empires/kingdoms. 3. Explain which of the empires/kingdoms you choose had the greatest influence on our society today. Make sure to provide examples of how this civilization can be seen in our society today.

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Babylonian Empire Tang Dynasty Ottoman Empire Greek Empire Mongolian Empire Russian Empire Roman Empire Ghanaian Kingdom British Empire Egyptian Empire Holy Roman Empire Spanish Empire Harappa Empire Anglo-Saxon Empire Shang Dynasty Kingdom of the Franks Kush Kingdom Byzantine Empire

Your paper must be 4-5 pages and include a minimum of five (5) sources. All work must be in APA format, including in-text citations and a reference list. If you have any specific questions, contact your instructor.

Unit 7: Empire Comparison Thesis & Sources
HIS 101 – World Civilizations I
Students: Be sure to read the criteria, by which your paper will be evaluated, before you write, and again after you write. The rubric that will be used for grading this assignment is located on the next page.