Case : Packingham v. North Carolina (2017)         

Choose a case that has been decided by the Supreme Court. Read the majority opinion of the Court, as well as any concurring or dissenting opinions. I expect you to read the actual opinion of the Court – not just summaries found on sites like Oyez, etc. I have linked the SCOTUS opinions to the cases listed below to give you an idea of what this should look like. Please prepare a 5-7 page paper discussing the following:

Case : Packingham v. North Carolina (2017)
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  1. What are the facts of the case? (10 points)
  2. Summarize the arguments of the plaintiff and the defendant. (10 points)
  3. Based on our readings and class discussions, how would you analyze this case? What would be your conclusion if you were charged with deciding the outcome of this case? Be sure to cite at least five cases we have covered this semester to justify why your decision is an appropriate ruling. (50 points) (Hague v. CIO) (Hudgens v. NLRB) (Stromberg v. California) (Texas v. Johnson) (McCullen v. Coakley) (Lawson v. Murray) (Madsen v. Women’s Health Center) (Any 5 of these cases)
  4. What did SCOTUS decide? (5 points)
  5. Do you agree with the majority, the concurring opinion, or the dissent? Why? (15 points)
  6. What are future implications of the SCOTUS ruling? (10 points)

compare Sandy leaves devastation along entire Jersey shore and Before, during, and after Hurricane Sandy in Seaside Heights and Cape May

1. Read the following two stories and compare how the styles of writing differ:

(1) Hurricane aftermath: Sandy leaves devastation along entire Jersey shore

word file: Hurricane aftermath.docx

(2) 48 hours: Before, during, and after Hurricane Sandy in Seaside Heights and Cape May

word file: 48 hours.docx

2. Then answer and share your thoughts on the following questions:

(1) What is the most distinctive difference between these two stories in terms of their writing style?

(2) Share 2-3 sentences/ short paragraphs from the second story “48 hours: Before, during, and after Hurricane Sandy in Seaside Heights and Cape May” that you think are very well written.

factors that affect people’s health. 

In chapter 4 we discuss multiple different factors that affect people’s health. For example, their gender, age and race. Pick one factor that can affect someone’s health, can be because of the person, place or time. Give an example not discussed in the book.

250-300 words

self-sustaining presentation.

We have to demonstrate the understanding of the problem we have identified and the need to address and alleviate the problem. Remember you are seeking support of the proposal, so knowing your audience and tailoring your message to them is crucial.

Since you will not actually deliver this presentation, you must create a self-sustaining presentation. The presentation should adhere to the principles of an effective presentation, and all your sources should be cited properly. There is no minimum or maximum number of slides required. You should use your judgement to create a presentation of appropriate length that will convey all of the necessary information while keeping the attention of your audience.

I have attached the grand proposal we just need to make presentation slides of that proposal we don’t need long long paragraphs we just need bullet points that describes the whole paper in small format

film essay

Write short essay responses to two of the following three essay questions. Each response should discuss at least two films from our syllabus (you can discuss more if you like, but two would be sufficient). Your essays should only discuss films we watched after the midterm exam. You should not use the same film more than once in your exam. In other words, your exam should discuss at least four films total. Each response should be at least 600 words.

Since this is an exam and not a formal essay, it is not necessary to provide formal citations or a Works Cited list, but your responses should include reference to specific formal techniques, images, timestamped moments, etc. You may include screenshots if you like. Feel free to cite any of the readings from the syllabus if it helps you develop your response.

You are welcome to build upon ideas explored in your discussion posts, but your exam should not replicate any writing from those posts. Good luck with your final work!

1. Performance

Performance is obviously central to many different types of film; in the experimental films we have watched in the second half of the class, however, performance is often an object of interrogation itself, rather than being a vehicle for the story or plot. You might consider, for example, the use of dance in experimental films, filmed performance art pieces, or performances intended just for the camera. Choose (at least) two films and compare/contrast the overarching function or purpose of performance. Your films do not have to be chosen just from the modules on Reframing the Body/Dance on Film or Feminist Performance Art; you might consider, for example, the use of performance in the L.A. Rebellion films, Tangerineor the assigned music videos.

2. Rebellion

In “Defending Black Imagination: The ‘L.A. Rebellion’ School of Black Filmmakers,” Jacqueline Stewart writes: “The ‘L.A. Rebellion’ films present the challenges of black life in Los Angeles self-reflexively, evoking the constant threat to the filmmakers’ own artistic practices as emblematic of the perils faced by black creativity in all its forms. In doing so, these films function not merely as critiques of Hollywood’s representational and business practices but as passionate defenses of black imagination as an essential, even if always imperiled, dimension of black humanity.”

Stewart specifically discusses the L.A. Rebellion filmmakers, but her claims might be extended to the work of other black filmmakers we have watched, such as  Julie Dash, Yinka Shonibare, Aviv Maraavi, and Howardena Pindell. Choose (at least) two films and discuss the ways in which they celebrate black creativity and/or depict the perils that threaten such creativity.

3. Reimagining the Human

This course has considered ways in which experimental film reimagines time, space, nature, and visual and auditory perception; but experimental film also provides ways to reimagine or question the very category of the human. In films by Barbara Hammer and Rebecca Horn, and Bjork’s music videos, for example, the boundaries of the human are often contested, and the human is reimagined through its interrelations with objects, animals, machines, or other prosthetic extensions. Choose (at least) two films and compare/contrast how they reimagine the human or its relations with the nonhuman world. I’ve cited examples by Hammer, Horn, and Bjork, but there are other films from the second half of the semester you may want to consider as well.

Film list:

Module 1 films:

Barbara Hammer, Sanctus (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (链接到外部网站。), 18 min. (1990) 

Video Essay: Kogonada, Hands of Bresson (链接到外部网站。),  4 min. (2016)

Yvonne Rainer, Hand Movie (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (链接到外部网站。), 6 min. (1966)

Lorna Simpson, Easy to Remember (Links to an external site.), 3 min. (2001) 

Maya Deren, A Study in Choreography for Camera

Julie Dash, Relatives (链接到外部网站。), 8 min. (1989)

Tracey Emin, Why I Never Became a Dancer (链接到外部网站。) (1995)

Yinke Shonibare, Odile and Odette (链接到外部网站。), 14 min. (2005)

Aviv Maaravi, Black Box (链接到外部网站。), 11 min. (2016)

Module 2 film:

Museum of Modern Art notes on  (链接到外部网站。)Cut-Piece (链接到外部网站。) (including an MP3 file of Ono)

Yoko Ono, Cut Piece (链接到外部网站。), 9 min. (filmed by Albert and David Maysles, 1966)

Tate Museum’s introduction to Rebecca Horn, “Body Extensions and Isolation” (链接到外部网站。)

Rebecca Horn, Berlin Experiments,  (链接到外部网站。) (链接到外部网站。)40 min. (1974/5)

Museum of Modern Art notes on Art Must be Beautiful, Artist Must be Beautiful  (链接到外部网站。)(including Abramovic talking about her work)

Marina Abramovic, Art Must be Beautiful, Artist Must be Beautiful (链接到外部网站。), 14 min. (1975)

 (链接到外部网站。)Museum of Modern Art notes on Free, White and 21 (链接到外部网站。)

Howardena Pindell, Free, White and 21 (链接到外部网站。), 12 min. (1980)

Module 3 L.A Rebellion : 

Bernard Nicolas, Daydream Therapy (1977) (链接到外部网站。)

Ben Caldwell, Medea (1973)

Ben Caldwell’s Medea, a collage piece made on an animation stand and edited entirely in the camera, combines live action and rapidly edited still images of Africans and African Americans which function like flashes of history that the unborn child will inherit.  Caldwell invokes Amiri Baraka’s poem “Part of the Doctrine” in this experimental meditation on art history, Black imagery, identity and heritage.  —Allyson Nadia Field

Melvonna Balinger, Rain (Nyesha) (1978)

Director Melvonna Ballenger’s Rain (Nyesha) shows how awareness can lead to a more fulfilling life.  In the film, a female typist goes from apathetic to empowered through the help of a man giving out political fliers on the street.  Using John Coltrane’s song “After the Rain,” Ballenger’s narration of the film meditates on rainy days and their impact.  The rain in this short film doesn’t signify defeat, but offers renewal and “a chance to recollect, a cool out.”  —Trisha Lendo

Don Amis, Ujami Uhuru Schule Community Freedom School (1974)

Ujamii Uhuru Schule (Swahili for Community Freedom School) is the day-in-the-life portrait of an Afrocentric primary learning academy located in South Los Angeles. Focusing on the virtues of the three Rs — Respect, Righteousness and Revolution — the curriculum also teaches the importance of cultural values and self-defense. Shot in high contrast to emulate the color spectrum of the Pan-African flag, Don Amis punctuates the documentary with African chants, syncopated drums and poignant narration by the school’s faculty. Learn, baby, learn.  —Tony Best

Module 4: 

Please have a look at some of the iPhone Cinema (链接到外部网站。) on Vimeo

Sean Baker, Tangerine (链接到外部网站。), 88 min., 2015

Module 5: Contemporary Music Videos:

Massive Attack, “Splitting the Atom” (Edouard Salier, 2009) (链接到外部网站。)

Rihanna, “You Da One

Björk, losss

MOdule 6 Animation:

PES, “Fresh Guacamole” (链接到外部网站。)(2013)

PES, “Western Spaghetti,” (链接到外部网站。)(2008)

Georges Méliès, Le Voyage Dans La Lune (链接到外部网站。) (1902)

Nick Park, Wallace and Gromit: A Grand Day Ou (链接到外部网站。)t (1989)

You can read more about A Grand Day Out here (链接到外部网站。).

ethical dilemmas

Review the following ethical dilemmas:

  1. John Doe has decided to clone himself. He is sterile. He cannot find anyone to marry him. He wishes to have children. He knows that he will not be able to love a child that is adopted or not connected directly to him biologically. He will be making use of a new procedure that involves taking his skin cells to produce a twin. The twin starts out as an embryo and grows into a child. The child in this case will have the same genetic information as John Doe. John Doe and his child will be twins.
  2. Jane Doe is eighteen. For as long as she can remember she has been sexually attracted to other females. Her parents belong to a religion that has a religious text stating that God forbids one to be a lesbian. This religion goes on further to say that lesbians will be punished in the afterlife. Jane Doe is debating whether she should tell her parents about her sexual attraction. She has not yet decided if she should come out to her parents and live as a lesbian now that she is a legal adult.
  3. Joe and Mary are a couple. Before becoming sterile, they had a child. This child died of a rare disease. Joe and Mary miss their child terribly. They have heard that there is a new IVF procedure that can ensure that they can have another child. However, their religion forbids using IVF.
    Use the resources assigned for this week and additional research,

Select two of the situations above and then address 2 of the following in a form of easy.


  • Length: 2-3 pages (not including references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced/ three reference page
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  1. What is the relation between ethics and religion? Formulate and investigate the relation.
  2. For each case, determine the ethical path of conduct. Then, determine what paths of conduct would be unethical
  3. For each case, what would an emotivism say to appraise what you determine is the ethical form of conduct?
  4. For each case, would a natural law ethicist agree with what you say is the ethical form of conduct? Why or why not?
  5. Articulate, explain, and evaluate in each case an approach that makes use of divine command ethics.

Write a paragraph  explaining how your selected organization handles the art of persuasion to its consumers.  

Write a paragraph  explaining how your selected organization handles the art of persuasion to its consumers.

Read the Article:

6 Techniques that Apple Uses to Influence you (

Although this article is from 2015, I find it covers six great areas of persuasion. After you have read the article, select a company/organization that you feel does a GREAT job of persuading the public – DO NOT USE APPLE! Write a paragraph for each area listed below explaining how your selected company/organization handles the art of persuasion to its consumers.

1. Scarcity (write a paragraph)

2. Commitment & Consistency (write a paragraph)

3. Reciprocity (write a paragraph)

4. Authority (write a paragraph)

5. Social Proof (write a paragraph)

6. Liking (write a paragraph)

Before submitting your post be sure to read, and re-read your work. CHECK YOUR WORK and PROPERLY CITE YOUR SOURCES!  I will deduct for sloppy mistakes, especially sloppy grammar errors and lack of cited sources. There is no min/mad of cited sources required but I know you will use articles for your discussion posts so be sure to cite all sources and properly quote any sources needed.

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost | Poetry Foundation

 The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost | Poetry Foundation

  1. Read the poem above three times, at least one time aloud.
  2. Read the poem a fourth time to clarify the speaker/persona, listener, and circumstance. Remember that the speaker may not be the autobiographical poet, but a fictional creation. Compare, for example, when the poem was written with the age of the poet at the time he or she wrote it. Any discrepancy is a sign of a fictional persona. You may also need to do some research to determine the circumstance of the poem. Consider, for example, where and when the poem was written, and the historical circumstances that may have motivated the poet.
  3. Read the poem a fifth time, now paying particular attention to the plot, narrative, conflict, and so forth. Remember that in some poems where a traditional plot is missing, you will still find a rhetorical form such as an apology, a plea, a persuasive argument, and so forth.
  4. Read the poem a sixth time, now for its images, symbols, metaphors, and controlling ideas.
  5. Read the poem a final time, aloud, to appreciate the poet’s use of sound.
  6. Finally, spend some time online and research both the poem and its author to see if this will yield some important additional information. Be sure to list the sources of any additional information you uncover in case your readers are interested in pursuing your leads.  (You may also find that you want to pursue these leads in future assignments!)

The key to reading poetry is to slow down, not get frustrated, and give yourself plenty of time to understand each word and line in the poem as well as the many nuances that language can convey. Don’t fabricate a meaning that does not exist, just to be able to say something. Instead, allow the evidence of the poem to lead you to your understanding.

Return to the poem if you are unsure and keep reading!

  1. Write 5-8 sentences on the connotation of important images, metaphors or symbols in the work. How does this connotation enrich your understanding of the work as a whole?
  2. Write 5-8 sentences on important historical or cultural information that might enrich your understanding of the work. Connect the historical or cultural information to the development of the story.
  3. Write 5-8 sentences about the themes. What world or life view is the author expressing? How do you know? What is his/her message?

Essay on the pointlessness of war.

Need help in writing this paper. This is a six paragraph essay on the pointlessness of war.  The first paragraph is already written. I need help on expanding on the body of the essay, 4 paragraphs. Also part of the conclusion. YOU ARE ADDING TO THE PARAGRAPHS that I have already started. Must be comfortable adding on to my work. Your work should add at least 2 pages double spaced to my essay. Will also need to provide references on the references page.

AGAIN: This paper is partially done and is outlined in the attachment. PLEASE READ ATTACHMENT and use the outline for the paragraphs.

students’ posts.

Step 1 Post your introductory information.

Post the following to the discussion board:

  • Your name
  • Brief background
  • Your profession
  • What you hope to gain from this course

Step 2Read and respond to other students’ posts.

Read other students’ posts and respond to at least two of them. Consider the following questions for responses but feel free to be creative and come up with your own ideas. Remember that this is your chance to get to know each other, which can greatly improve your mutual learning later in the course.

  • Are there any other students in the course with a similar background? Who are these students, and what similarities do you share?
  • Would you like to know more about any of the professions other students listed? Which professions, and why?
  • Were there any comments about what other students hope to gain from the course that you had not thought of?