Evaluate Pop Culture

 

This week’s Milestone asks you to select one more popular culture artifact. Refer to your Final Project Worksheet and Final Project Overview documents from Week1. Remember that there should be no more than two artifacts from the same category with three overall.

The categories are:

  • Film
  • Episodic moving image (TV shows—may be broadcast or streamed)
  • Music
  • Music videos
  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • Animation (general animation/cartoons such as Disney or Warner Brothers or genre-specific animation such as Japanese anime)
  • Food
  • Printed material (books, magazines, manga, comic books, or graphic novels)

To prepare:

  • Choose a new popular culture artifact, your third, to include in your Final Project analysis. This element should be current (within the last 5 years) and relate to the issue of violence.
  • Consider how this new popular culture artifact defines or disrupts “normal.”

Submit a 400- to 500-word essay that analyzes how your chosen artifact of popular culture relates to society’s values. Explain how this new popular culture artifact defines or disrupts “normal.” Evaluate whether this artifact of popular culture has changed society’s values. Be sure to include:

  • At least one reference to a news site.
  • At least two other academically relevant sources. The Course Readings List, found in the Syllabus of the course navigation menu, will be helpful, as will the required and optional resources listed here. Be sure to refer to the student-contributed resources in Doc Sharing.

Summarize on Public Relations

Summarize on Public Relations

One issue with which PR practitioners are charged is changing ideas that have been embedded for years; therefore, change may be difficult to implement. As the leader of your Communications Division at RIDOT, the director has asked you to come up with a campaign to get people to refer to South County by its “real name,” Washington County. Please remember to correctly cite and reference sources according to MLA format.Your paper should be two pages in length,12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, and stapled.

You may include other agencies or organization that might be instrumental in developing a successful campaign. You do not need to include what those agencies will do, but you should include why it is important to have them on board.

Remember key factors that the class considered when discussing the Abundant Forests Alliance’s campaign and other in class campaigns. Review your notes to see how you should shape this campaign.

Define the issue, stakeholders, the importance (the need) and determine how you would evaluate if your campaign worked.

Summarize Threats To The Global Environment

 

Congratulations! The United Nations has hired you as a consultant on global issues.

Many  of the UN members are not satisfied with the progress of the Millennium  Development Goals. They feel that the goals focus on the wrong issues.  There is a disconnect between what issues the UN developed countries  believe are priorities and what many developing countries feel the  prioritized issues should be. For example, the country of Burundi has  asked that one of the goals be focused on food security. Austria,  however, is adamant that the major current global issue is to mediate  ceasefires in countries in the midst of a civil war.

You  have been asked to provide an unbiased perspective and identify the  four issues you feel most impact the global environment. You will  present your findings at the next UN General Assembly. Your goal is to  provide a history of each issue, the number of countries affected, and  the effects of this threat to the world population.

Of the eight major threats listed below, choose the four that you consider the most critical.

 

Energy sources

Civil war

 

Globalization

Poor health of entire populations

 

Lack of educational opportunities

Cultural taboos

 

Inappropriate uses of technology

Climate change

For your presentation to the United Nations:

  1. Develop a minimum of four slides per issue for a minimum total of 16 slides.
  2. Provide  at least a paragraph on each slide (in the notes section) to explain  the reason this information is relevant to the UN’s assessment.
    1. To  review how to do any of the required assignment deliverables in  PowerPoint, please refer to your Lynda.com account or reach out to your  instructor ahead of time.
  3. For each issue, create a graph or chart to analyze the data you have collected.
  4. Cite at least five credible sources excluding Wikipedia, dictionaries, and encyclopedias.

This course requires use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS).  The format is different compared to other Strayer University courses.  Please take a moment to review ​the SWS documentation for details. (Note: You’ll be prompted to enter your Blackboard login credentials to view these standards.)

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Examine the factors that account for why the growth in the world’s population can negatively affect global society.

Explain the allegory of the cave

Explain the allegory of the cave, then explain the ideas in one of the articles below.  Do you think that in the post-truth era we are trapped, like the cave dwellers, by our own biases?

Assignment must be between 200-300 words. There must be in-text citation and references to all resources used.

READ

· The Allegory of the Cave from Book VII of Plato’s Republic,

http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/platoscave.html

· [VIDEO] Plato’s Allegory of the Cave explained by Alex Gendler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RWOpQXTltA

· Fake news and a 400-year-old problem: We need to resolve the ‘post-truth’ crisis – Luciano FloridiFloridi is an Oxford philosopher writing here for the Guardian about the “post-truth crisis” and the role philosophy should play in addressing it.  There’s a useful tie here between the cave analogy and the way each of us lives in a digital cave created by our own biases

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/nov/29/fake-news-echo-chamber-ethics-infosphere-internet-digital

· The Post-Truth World: Why Have We had Enough of Experts Forbes (read pg 1 and pg 2)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lbsbusinessstrategyreview/2017/05/22/the-post-truth-world-why-have-we-had-enough-of-experts/#1703166b54e6

· “We’re in a post-truth world with eroding trust and accountability. It can’t end well”, by Australian philosopher, Nick Enfield.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/17/were-in-a-post-truth-world-with-eroding-trust-and-accountability-it-cant-end-well

Demonstrate the ability to create a field of study project that uses both research-based and personal content while using presentation software to communicate with an intended audience

Goal: Demonstrate the ability to create a field of study project that uses both research-based and personal content while using presentation software to communicate with an intended audience.

Purpose: Educational/Training

Field of Study:  Emergency and Disaster Management

Instructions:

During the week, you formulated a project plan, researched the content of the plan, and collected quality academic and non-academic sources.

For this Field of Study Project, you will create a PowerPoint Presentation that builds upon the Stage 1 “Project Plan” and the Stage 2 “Location and Access” (Source Organization worksheet) that effectively communicates the knowledge you have gained during this course.

Please consider the following:

  • – The presentation will include an introduction, body, conclusion, and properly formatted reference/work cited the slide in the citation style of your degree program (APA, MLA, Chicago).
  • – Clear evidence that the topic was researched and expanded upon the Stage 1 Project Plan.
  • – The presentation provides the audience with information (Training) to increase their knowledge of the topic presented.
  • – Presentation engages the audience by using elements such as images, graphs, and charts. Appropriate citations must be included.
  • – Three (4) vetted credible sources. One (1) of the sources must be scholarly and from the library.
  • Appropriate length 10-12 slides.

Before submitting your presentation, review your TurnItIn Originality Report. (Note: Review the individual flags, decide why that text is flagged, and make corrections as appropriate.)

Describe how Eternal Law and Natural Law are demonstrated through each other.

Describe how Eternal Law and Natural Law are demonstrated through each other.

Prompt: Describe how Eternal Law and Natural Law are demonstrated through each other. Make sure to describe the ends that human beings ought to pursue on Aquinas’ formulation of natural law. Using Aquinas’ explanation of positive law (human law), give an example of a law, historical or contemporary, that was largely thought to be correct, but was repealed or reformed in light of new laws.

Required Reading: Aquinas, “Natural Law”; Rachels, Ch. 4, Sections 4.3 & 4.4

*Whenever you are responding to this essay prompt, please keep in mind you are responding to the theories and positions presented in the assigned readings and lectures. You are not directly responding to, attacking, or defending the personal beliefs of any person or persons. You task in this discussion board is it to investigate morality in an objective and impartial manner. Stick to what you can argue for using the facts and reasoning at your disposal. Be respectful and contact me with any questions.

explain the difference between sex work and sex trafficking and/or between sex work and criminal sex offense.

For this week, choose one of the following:

1. In 300 words or more, identify 5 things you learned about sex work and/or sex trafficking from both Weitzer essays. You must refer FOUR times to the Weitzer articles, at least two times from each Weitzer reading.

You must respond to ONE of your classmates in no less than 100 words.

OR

2. In 300 words or more, use 3 of this week’s readings to provide examples that help explain the difference between sex work and sex trafficking, and/or between sex work and criminal sex offense. Why do the these concepts get conflated? What do sex workers’ experiences tell us about agency and choice?
You must respond to ONE of your classmates in no less than 100 words.

Here is the classmates writing that need to response:

In Weitzer’s essays, they did a really good job at challenging essentialist/’bad sex’ stigmas of sex work. After reading these texts, Weitzer has helped me to confirm presuppositions that shape my pro-sex work ideology. These texts used scientific data, public records, and studies to prove that the criminalization of sex work is a greater threat to our society then the legalization of sex work. Following are a few things these essays taught me.

1. Abolitionist crusade’s assert that the legalization of sex work will contribute to an increase in sex trafficking. In contrary to this assertion, the legalization of sex work decreases trafficking due to the enhanced government regulation and oversight of the legal sector. (Sex Work: Paradigms and PoliciesWeitzer)

2. Abolitionist/anti-prostitution crusades were successful in lobbying their interests during the George W. Bush administration.  Abolitionist Feminist groups in collaboration with right winged politicians were able to institutionalize these moral crusades by consultation and Inclusion of activists in policy making, official recognition of crusade ideology, officials independent articulation of this ideology, and pragmatic and legal changes in accordance with this ideology. (Sex Work: Paradigms and PoliciesWeitzer)
3.  I learned the definition and ideology of a abolitionist Feminist. It is someone who argues that the sex industry should be entirely eliminated because of its objectification and oppressive treatment of women, considered to be inherent in sex for sale. The groups who reject abolitionism have been increasingly marginalized as a result. (The Social Construction of Sex Trafficking)

4. Research shows, Sex workers show in increase in self-esteem and are very satisfied with being sex workers. An Australian study found that sex workers were incredibly satisfied and Prince’s comparative studied concluded that an array of sex worker in Nevada saw a spike in their self-esteem after being employed in the sex work industry. (The Social Construction of Sex Trafficking)

5. Within the wide array of sex workers, it is those who work indoors that have an advantage, more then the ‘street walkers’ per se. In brothels, massage parlors, saunas, clubs, sex workers have their coworkers, personnel and other safety protocols to protect themselves from an unsafe encounter with a client.  (The Social Construction of Sex Trafficking)

Quiz Question:

1.Regarding sex work, Weitzer (2010) argues for:

Select one:

  •  a. the Oppression Paradigm
  •  b. the Empowerment paradigm
  •  c. the Polymorphous Paradigm

2. Weitzer (2007) identifies the discourse regarding sex trafficking as a “moral crusade” because: (select all that apply)

Select one or more:

  • a. moral crusades are reliant on “horror stories” and the oppression paradigm
  • b. moral crusades exaggerate both the gravity and scale of particular issues
  •  c. moral crusades transform dynamic social issues into easily identifiable “problems”
  • d. moral crusades fight against injustice and work to rescue victims

3. In Siobhan Brooks’ interview, Gloria Lockett notes during her time as a sex worker she had issues with: (select all that apply)

Select one or more:

  • a. Having to bargain with clients
  • b. Her family being aware of her profession
  • c. Her pimp
  • d. The police
  • e. Racism

4.Laura Agustín’s piece on migrant sex work differentiates between “trafficking victims” and migrant sex workers

Select one:

  • a.True
  • b.False

5.Dewey and St. Germain’s case study on the CANS law, “Crime Against Nature by Solicitation” in New Orleans exposed how the law: (select all that apply)

Select one or more:

  • a. Functioned to target black women and trans women sex workers
  • b. Put sex workers on the sex offender registry for the purpose of public safety
  • c. Punished sex workers appropriately
  •  d. Was selectively enforced

Below is the the reading files for this assignment.

Define expected audiences

Due on Monday March 18, 2019 by 5pm PST

*TURNITIN will be used and submitted work will be checked for originality, any submitted work found to be plagiarized will be returned and a full refund will be requested*

3 Pages (minimum 750 words) not including the title and reference pages

Crisis communication plan outline. The plan can be for an organization of your choice. This is an outline for a crisis communication plan and not a crisis plan. Research sources to link your plan’s elements to theories and support your ideas. You must include a minimum of two sources, the resources need to be in APA format.

The plan outline should, at a minimum, include the following items:

· The introduction should engage the reader in the crisis communication plan           and clearly present a summary of the main points.

· Explain the purpose, scope and goal of the plan.

· Include assumptions or assumed situations, which is a result of assessing risk for your organization.

· Define expected audiences—both internal and external.

· Include a communication strategy.

· Include a concept of operations for communications.

· Discuss the human dynamics and communications aspects of the blame game and the resolution stages you plan to implement in your crisis communication plan.

· Assign tasks to key leaders and staff.

· Provide resource management details.

· Include planned scripts, which can be placed in an appendix.

explain how the artists and music on your playlist use different techniques to communicate ideas.

Complete one of the following options.

Option A: Description of Dance Styles

Select two styles of dance, such as ballet, modern dance, or folk dance.

Describe each style of dance and include the following:

  • History and development of the style
  • Discussion of your understanding of the use of line, form, repetition, and rhythm in each piece
  • Description of what the movements of both styles communicate to you in terms of mood
  • Description of how artistic choice can affect the viewer in the selected style

Submit your assignment in one of the following formats:

  • 700- to 1,050-word paper
  • 4- to 7-minute podcast or video

Option B: Playlist Mixtape

Create a playlist of 6 to 9 musical works.

Organize your selections under a theme such as “Music for Motivation” or “Cross-Country Playlist.” Be as creative as you like.

Include the following:

  • 2 or 3 works of popular music, such as rock, pop, country, dance, or hip-hop
  • 2 or 3 works of medieval or classical music; selections may include cantatas, oratorio, fugues, and so forth
  • 2 or 3 works from other musical forms such as opera, jazz, or folk music

Write a 350- to 700-word summary of your playlist which discusses how the formal and technical qualities of music affect you. In other words, how does music create a certain type of mood, and is it successful in prompting a response from you, emotional or otherwise? Also, explain how the artists and music on your playlist use different techniques to communicate ideas. Use at least 5 to 7 vocabulary terms from the text in your discussion which may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Form
  • Composition
  • Call and response
  • Fusion
  • Looping
  • Sound
  • Pitch
  • Scale
  • Dynamics
  • Timbre
  • Rhythm
  • Beat
  • Meter
  • Tempo
  • Melody
  • Harmony
  • Motif
  • Harmony
  • Consonance
  • Dissonance
  • Tonality
  • Texture

When was the pre-Civil War era?

 When was the pre-Civil War era ?

1. Although the early settlers migrated to this country, the influx of immigrants is often seen as threatening. Explain what fueled this sentiment then and fuels it now. What was the anti-immigrant rhetoric then, and what is it now? Refer to the Social Work Speakstext and media as well as any outside research. How does the NASW Policy Statement on Immigrants and Refugees (See Social Work Speaks) advocate for and support the rights of these populations?

2. The pre-Civil War era was a time of reform. Describe and explain the people who led these reform movements, and why. Whom or what were they trying to reform?

Also within this period, children were both valued and devalued. Share your view of how children are valued and devalued today, supporting your claims with scholarly references and professional experience.