zero tolerance policy

Discussion: The recent national news about immigration policy is among the most extreme positions that has been executed in the U.S. in the recent era. The “zero tolerance” policy of immigration reform called for the separation of families. Does this present a moral dilemma to the country? Why? Which values are being tested with this policy?

 

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economic class is the most significant form of division within society

One of the key assumptions of Marxist thought is that economic class is the most significant form of division within society.  All other divisions or distinctions (e.g. race, gender, age, religion) are false, or of secondary importance.

Does this assumption seem applicable to contemporary American society?  How strong of a role does class seem to play in peoples’ political and social identities?  Is class more or less effective of a means of political organization and mobilization than other significant factors (e.g. race, gender)?  If possible, provide some contemporary examples of instances where class interest / identity seems to be highly relevant or clearly irrelevant.

Discussion Grading Rubric

Quantity of Participation (20 points total)

Original Responses to Discussion Questions

  •   Full Participation (10 points): One or more original posts in response to the discussion questions

  •   No Participation (0 points): No original posts in response to the discussion questions
    Replies to Classmates’ Posts

  •   Full Participation (10 points): Two or more replies to classmates’ posts

  •   Partial Participation (5 points): One reply to classmates’ posts

  •   No Participation (0 points): No replies to classmates’ posts
    Quality of Participation (30 points total)
    Original Responses to Discussion Questions

  •   Excellent (10 points): Your posts demonstrate an excellent level of effort and consideration of the content of this module.

  •   Generally Good (8 points): Your posts demonstrate a generally good level of effort and consideration of the content of this module.

  •   Needs Improvement (5 points): Your posts demonstrate a limited level of effort and consideration of the content of this module.

  •   Unsatisfactory (2 points): Your posts demonstrate little to no consideration of the content of this module.
    Replies to Classmates’ Posts

  •   Excellent (10 points): Your replies represent a very meaningful contribution to this module’s discussion.  Generally Good (8 points): Your replies represent a meaningful contribution to this module’s discussion.

  •   Needs Improvement (5 points): Your replies represent a limited contribution to this module’s discussion. For future modules, I would encourage you
    to try more engagement with your classmates

  • .  Unsatisfactory (2 points): Your replies demonstrate little to no effort to contribute to this module’s discussion.
    Style and Netiquette

  •   Excellent (10 points): Excellent writing in this module, with no concerns regarding spelling, grammar, or disrespectful interactions.  Generally Good (8 points): No concerns regarding spelling, grammar, or disrespectful interactions

  • .  Needs Improvement (5 points): Your discussion posts contained some issues related to errors of spelling and grammar or disrespectful interaction
    with other students. See comments for additional information on how to improve on these issues.

  •  Unsatisfactory (2 points): Your discussion posts contained significant issues related to errors of spelling and grammar or disrespectful interaction with other students. See comments for additional information.

Maximum length 1 paragraph and a half

 

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What grand strategy should the U.S. adopt in an increasingly turbulent world?

You only need to write the draft of the paper and this is the whole requirements of the paper. It needs to be between three and five pages.

“For the final paper, you will address the following questions:  What grand strategy should the U.S. adopt in an increasingly turbulent world? Is there a conflict between U.S. national interests and international  concerns,  or  do  the  two  approximately  align?  Which  of  the  two  should  the  U.S. prioritize as it devises and conducts its foreign policy, and which strategic methods and tools best  serve this objective? Should the U.S. be more or less active in international affairs? 

The final paper should be no shorter than five double spaced pages and should not exceed ten page s in length. Your initial paper draft (due July 1) should include your thesis, construct the beginnings 

of an argument supporting this thesis, and carefully incorporate relevant evidence to bolster your 

argument.  A  good  draft  will  also  consider  alternative arguments  and  address  any  evidence  that seems to contradict the stated thesis. This initial draft should be between three and five pages that is,  roughly  half  the  length  of  your  eventual  final  document.  You  should  submit  it  as  a  word document or text file (not as a PDF) to the relevant Carmen assignment page. 

You will also engage in the peer review process to help fellow students improve their initial drafts, and  you  will  utilize  their  peer  reviews  to  improve  your  own.  All  peer  reviewed  drafts  will  be anonymous: I will circulate an anonymized version of your draft to two other students, who will 

then produce a review. The best of these reviews will restate the central thesis and main arguments 

of the paper, discuss their strengths and weaknesses, and sug

gest potential revisions. I will then 

grade these reviews on the quality of the feedback you provide to your peers. 

The final draft of your paper should be a thorough revision of your initial draft, taking into account 

my earlier feedback as well as the pe

er review comments you received. It should also include a 

clearly  stated  introduction  (What  is  your  Thesis?),  a  carefully  articulated  argument  integrating 

sources  from  class,  a  section  discussing  and  rebutting  potential  counterarguments,  a  conclusion 

summarizing and crystallizing your central claims, and an appended bibliography. Throughout the 

paper,  you  should  cite  all  your  sources;  my  preferred  citation  format  is  the  Chicago  Manual  of 

Style, but any standard formatting style, e.g. MLA and APA, will be accepted. For this particular 

paper, simply ensure you consistently use your chosen citation style. “

 

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discuss your political ideology and its development 3 pages

Requirement: You are required to write 3 page paper in which you discuss your political ideology and its development. You will utilize information learned about political culture in American Government Roots and Reform and class lecture. You should address these questions: Do your political belief reflect your background? Are there socioeconomic, religious, racial, or cultural factors that have influential in shaping who you are politically? Political ideology chosen: ​Liberalism Due date: July 5, 2018

 

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Write a current event report on current news item associated with United States.

Current event report: Suggestions: (​www.economist.com​) (​www.nytimes.com​) Write a current event report on current news item associated with United States. Students must explain the item, say how it relates to a chapter of the book. Current event chosen: Children Seperated from Families Chapter it relates to: “Civil Rights, Congress, and the Supreme Court” Requirement: Just a current event report so it doesn’t have to be longer than 1 page if so.

http://www.economist.com/
http://www.nytimes.com/

 

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Cultural Globalization in the middle east. How it affects the middle east and how the middle east sees it as westernization and is not in its favor.

Directions: 

 The research paper should be no less than ten (10) but no more than fifteen (15) double-spaced pages, excluding the title, abstract, and reference pages, in Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, with 1-inch margins, and no extra spacing or use of bold.You are required to use at least ten (10) sources for your research paper.At least five (5) of those sources must be peer-reviewed article. You are required to use the APA writing style throughout the paper.

TOPIC

Cultural Globalization in the middle east. How it affects the middle east and how the middle east sees it as westernization and is not in its favor.

 

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creating visuals using the data

The purpose of this assignment is to have you practice creating visuals using the data from the topic you chose in Week 2. Creating charts and trendlines are important skills used in many careers.- I chose  health services and nursing scenario 

Watch How to Create Trendlines and Scatterplots in Excel®.

Watch Week 4 Lynda.com® Video: Data-Analysis Fundamentals with Excel.

https://www.lynda.com/Excel-tutorials/Data-Analysis-Fundamentals-Excel/196583-2.html?srchtrk=index%3a1%0alinktypeid%3a2%0aq%3aData-Analysis+Fundamentals+with+Excel%0apage%3a1%0as%3arelevance%0asa%3atrue%0aproducttypeid%3a2

Create at least two visuals using your data from the data you chose in Week 2. 

  1. Create one scatter plot of the data, and apply a linear model (also known as a regression) in Excel®. Include the equation, R2 value, and prediction value on the visual.Create one scatter plot of the data, and apply an exponential model in Excel®. Include the equation, R2 value,  and prediction value on the visual.Determine whether the linear or the exponential model is a better representation of your data to base your prediction on. Explain why the model you chose is a better representation of your data.

Hints for Making an Effective Chart:

  • Decide why you are making a chart from this data.Title each chart so that it aligns with the data and selected model.Create descriptive labels for both the x- and y axes.Resize the chart as needed so it can be viewed easily.

Your assignment will be graded using the Week 4 Grading Guide.

Select the Assignment Files tab to submit your visuals as either an Excel® file or a Word document.

 

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cultural globalization.

  1. What is cultural globalization and what are some important themes of it? Please, discuss also some positive and negative sides of cultural globalization.

  2. What are the main arguments of Samuel P. Huntington in the Clash of Civilizations? Please, discuss in the context of cultural globalization.

300 words each

Directions:

The questions MUST be answered from the book: Steger, Manfred B. 2013, 3rd ed. Globalization: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford, Oxford University Press. ISBN-9781099662661. and from the huntington article (see attached article) 

  • While I encourage you to bring in knowledge from other classes, outside readings and personal experiences, you are required to use the class textbook(s) as primary source(s) of information for your responses/replies.Your responses should be substantive and demonstrate critical thinking about the assigned subject matter.You are not allowed to use quotations. Use paraphrasing instead and make sure to provide in-text citations, which should include the last name of the author(s), year of publication, and page number(s).You are required to provide in-text citations and references in the APA writing format in all discussions.

 

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Discussion

200 words each

  1. Name two different methods for evaluating evidence. Compare and contrast these two methods.
  2. When conducting research, it is important for the researcher to evaluate evidence and its credibility.  There are many methods and theories that exist in order to do this.

 

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