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English

Environmental Issues

As the use of technology becomes more prevalent, our need to monitor human impact on the environment also increases. Although technological advances make our lives easier, it is essential to understand how production of these items negatively impacts our planet. Factories that produce these products produce a large quantity of pollution that ranges from carbon dioxide emissions to paper waste products that deplete both the ozone layer and Earth’s forests. Therefore, it’s essential to educate others on the harmful effects of factory pollution and find ways to reverse the impact of this waste on our environment. To do so, we must we must begin by educating our youth about the consequences of pollution and determine effective ways to reduce the impact of carbon dioxide in the air.

            Many people today don’t believe that global warming exists and is a threat to our environment. Despite this, there is clear evidence that the Earth’s temperatures are changing, seawater levels are rising, and the ozone layer is shrinking. In order to dispel any myths that exist against global warming, we must educate our nation’s youth while they are still in school. I therefore propose the addition of an environmental science course at the elementary level. In addition to learning basic math, language, and history, students will be required to learn the basic science skills that will enable them to interpret scientific evidence on their own and draw their own sound conclusions. Since youth are the future of this country, educating on them on these issues early can have a positive effect on environmental policy in the future.

            Next, we must find a way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere. These emissions create holes in the ozone layer which decreases protection from the sun’s UV rays. To do so, we must petition and lobby against factories that produce a significant amount of pollution. Many will not want to comply, but it is important to explain to them that there are clean energy alternatives that will allow them to continue their business as before and have a smaller carbon footprint on the Earth. Lobbying against these factories may help enact a national policy that will require them to find ways to produce their technology and products in a way that will minimally impact the environment.            

In conclusion, although factories that produce technology are harmful to the environment, there are ways to persuade these companies to switch to clean energy that will help protect the Earth. These strategies include educating youth, lobbying against factories that cause pollution, and trying to persuade factories to use clean energy. While this may not be enough to completely undo the effects of global warming, it’s certainly a start. It is essential for everyone to understand the importance of the environment and how our daily activities can contribute to its demise; only then can we start to make a true difference.

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American History

Post WW1 time

The period after the First World War was the period of tremendous in American history.  This period marked an important and one of the most memorable stages in America. Despite the fact that country had acquired the opportunity to stand on its own and end reliance on Europe, America went through a number of difficulties that hindered development immediately after the First World War. The most common problem that the country witnessed during this transition was the emergence of the great depression in the economy. The country was also struggling to consolidate its political setting to ensure that it had the best leadership in the world (Bordo, & White, 2008).

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Communications and Media

The Impacts of Social Media on Modern Journalism

From a bar stool to a classroom chair, the question, “do you have a Facebook?” is only becoming more and more prevalent in modern America, and the world for that matter. In addition to Facebook, other platforms such as Twitter encourage people to share their thoughts like never before, or Instagram, where photographs are widely circulated at the blink of an eye. Americans in particular have been bred for generations into openly sharing thoughts and opinions, as well as printing them, through the freedoms afforded by the Constitution, and more specifically The Bill of Rights.

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Healthcare

Organizational Change (PPT)

Organizational Change

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Legal Issues

Why the war in bosnia occured

Thesis Statement

The collapse of Yugoslavia resulted in the Bosnian War.  Two competing political and religious ideologies triggered the massive bloodshed and slaughter of thousands of young Muslims.  The genocide case against Serbia was the first to be brought before the International Court of Justice under the genocide convention established by the United Nations after World War Two.  It will be asserted in this paper that the successful prosecution of war crimes in the Bosnian case changed International law at a historical level.  The new precedent set in the case sends a strong message to leaders of nations whose intent is to eradicate an entire population based on race, ethnicity, or religion.

The genocide case was unprecedented at the time because never before had an entire state been brought before the International Court of Justice on charges of genocide.  Up until the Bosnian case, only groups of individuals were successfully prosecuted for genocide.  The prosecutors in the Bosnian case had the daunting task of overcoming tremendous legal hurdles in the successful prosecution of Serbia, under the leadership of Slobodan Milosevic.  This paper discusses the legal challenges faced by the prosecutors and their precedent setting victory in the case of genocide against Serbia (IWPR).

 

Introduction

The war in Bosnia occurred between March 1992 and November 1995.  There were different factions in Bosnia that attempted to define that country’s population.  The main factions involved in the conflict were the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Herzig-Bosnia (Croats), and the Republika Srpska (Serbs).  The groups were ideologically separated by religion, language, and political philosophy (East European Quarterly).

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Social Issues

Social Issues Thesis Review

Thesis:

Lannert, B. K. (2010). Predictors of help-seeking in a national sample of Asian American: The effects of demographics, language, disorder, distress, and ethnicity

Summary of Topic

The topic of this thesis focuses on mental health issues which affect many people from all over the world. However, some people may seek out help for their mental health problems and some do not. The cause of this may be related to various factors such as age, gender, mental disorder status, language barriers, distress, or even discrimination. However, other causes may be different cultural beliefs and norms for people of different races that have their own unique views and behaviors toward seeking out help for their mental issues through the use of professional mental health services. Mental health behaviors among a race may be associated with the perceptions, attitudes, values as well as the beliefs of those affected. This is also subjective to individual experiences for those who deal with mental health problems, which is specific to underutilization of mental health services and disparities in care.

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Education

SLO 7: Recognize moral and ethical responsibilities within the adult Education profession and practice professional ethics.

Artifact 1- Philosophy and Ethics

Artifact 2- Face to Face Interview

This essay reflects reasons why I choose artifacts 1& 2 for completing SLO 7. Philosophy and ethics relates to how I might approach adult education articulating learning experiences as an instructor and demonstrating administrative abilities in curriculum design and management. Face to face interviews helped me become aware of myself and how my presence can affect others. I was not familiar with adult education practices prior to commencing this course.

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Education

Education: SLO 6 – Demonstrate the ability to synthesize complex information

Artifact 1- Critical Reflection

Artifact 2- Mentorship

The critical reflection artifact was chosen because an educator ought to apply critical thinking skills during interaction with students as well as the public; thereby demonstrating the ability to synthesize complex information. Before embarking on this course module I did not know what critical reflection was all about. I learnt that it involved thinking, but thinking which goes beyond merely conceiving a thought to engage in events without processing information. It is self- reflection and how one’s actions can affect another as well as carry long term consequences.

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Education

Education: SLO 5 – Demonstrate effective written communication skills.

Artifact 1- Journal Article Review

Artifact 2- My Cultural Story

Journal Article Review (Artifact 1) and Cultural Story (Artifact 2) were chosen to demonstrate my effective written communication skills because I anticipated that by reviewing a journal article it would help me identify elements of communication applicable towards my fluent expression of ideas. Cultural story, I believed would also aid in expression, but at a different level and from another perspective. Essentially, I expected it to help me examine my cultural orientation in relation to written communication skills. Precisely, it related to the use of language. In my culture it is English articulation of grammar, sentence construction, diction and command of the written word.

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Education

Education: SLO 4 – Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of technology on adult education and adult learning

Artifact- Wiki- Margaret Fuller-Ossoli

  1. Biography
  2. American Feminists/Teacher
  3. Author and cultural critic
  4. War Correspondent
  5. Transcendentalist
  6. Legacy      
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Education

Education: SLO 3 – Demonstrate an understanding Of social issues affecting adult education

Artifact 1-Microagression paper

Artifact 2- Face to face Interview

I choose the microagression artifact to demonstrate an understanding of social issues affecting adult education because before I started this Master of Education course I did not know that microagression was a theory, with assumptions denoting interaction between people who respond negatively  to another just out of prejudice (Sue, 2010). I learnt that these subtle insults inhibit education receptivity. When this occurs among adults it can be detrimental emotionally.

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African-American Studies

Education SLO 2: Demonstrate knowledge of research methodologies

Artifact 1- Critique word Document

Artifact 2- Proposal Power Point Presentation

Before beginning this course criticizing documents were like a foreign language to me. Definitely, I never knew anything about defining variables in a research article; identifying limitations of a study; detecting research design and evaluating whether the researcher’s conclusions were valid by scrutinizing the data collection and analysis approaches. Herein lays the reason for me choosing this artifact to fulfill requirements of SLO2 ‘demonstrate knowledge of research methodologies.’

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Education

Education: SLO 1- Using APA style, demonstrate proper integration of relevant literature into an Adult Education problem, concept or argument.

Artifact 1- Program Planning

Artifact 2- A Real World and Social Education

The two artifacts chosen to demonstrate proper integration of relevant literature into an Adult Education problem, concept or argument, using APA style are ‘Program Planning’ and ‘A Real World and Social Education.’ Together in my judgment of the issue they provide the framework whereby educators involved in teaching/learning of adult clients can facilitate the education delivery process. Before I entered the ‘Program Planning’ course class room I thought that program planning was the same as curriculum planning or development.

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Political Science

Ethnic Nationalism in the Former Yugoslavia in Comparison with Czechoslovakia

Abstract

The following research intends to reveal the Eastern characteristics of nationalism in the light of research based on the events and political movements in the former Communist states; Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia. Reviewing the traditional approaches to determine the focal points and characteristics of ethnic nationalism and the effects of political / historical events in the region, the researchers are attempting to reveal the motives of national movements in the region. While different theoretical approaches will be reviewed in the Literature Review section, the main purpose of the study is to create a full analysis of ethnic nationalism, comparing the events and political movements of the two countries in the past three decades.