Category Archives: History

What was the relationship between the U.S. Constitution the American Revolution? 

What was the relationship between the U.S. Constitution the American Revolution?  What was unprecedented about the Constitution and the political system it established?  What precedents did the first political administrations set in the early Republic?  What values were (ostensibly) shared, and what were the contradictions/compromises embedded in the Constitution and its interpretation?

Analyze moving images, including their social and/or political context (incl. connections to critical discourse)

Assignment 1: Formal Analysis 

Essential question

How do images, combinations of images, or images and sounds, etc.—in art, cinema, intermedia, and/or social media—produce meaning and/or affect our lived reality?

Requirements

– Write a 300+ word paper answering the essential question – Be sure to include a formal analysis of an artist/image/artwork that we have discussed in class, is referenced in the readings, or is by an artist that we have discussed in class and/or is referenced in the readings – Incorporate quotes from outside sources, (these can include course readings) and be sure to properly cite your source. – Fill out a Writing Reflection form (below) and attach as last page of your paper

Guidelines

Refer to artists by their full name the first time you mention them….

Describe the nature of the first contact between European and North and South American civilizations?

ENCOUNTERS AND EMPIRES, 1200-1550

Details: In 300-500 words develop a written argument and historical explanation for any of the following essential questions found in your course notes for weeks 1-2. In order to receive full credit for the assignment, the answer in your essay should include at least one example from each of the following sources:

An example from our in-class lectures and discussions. (This can be a video link shared in class or a topic explained by the instructor.) An example from your assigned readings (in parenthesis list the text author and page number). A topic or term covered in your course notes or embedded powerpoint links, supplemented by your own independent research. (If using an outside resource make sure to list all of your references at….

What factors led to the collapse or survival of your empire? Be specific.

Overview

In this discussion, you role-play the part of a fictional emperor of the Roman Empire (Western or Eastern) in the 5th Century CE in order to discuss the role of Christianity and the division of the empire in your empire’s fate.

To be successful with this discussion, you should consider the lecture material on the Romans — especially the Byzantine Empire.

Instructions

Step A: Assume the role of a (fictional) Western or Eastern Roman emperor:

What factors led to the collapse or survival of your empire? Be specific. What role did your culture and society play in the collapse or survival? What role did Christianity play in the outcome of your empire?

Step B: Explain these answers using historical evidence to support your position.

http://www.historyguide.org/ancient/lecture17b.html

http://www.fsmitha.com/h3/h01const.htm

http://www.fsmitha.com/h1/ch24.htm

http://www.fsmitha.com/h1/rome29.htm

highlight the issue of mass murderers’ appearance in the United States US.

Running head: CASE STUDY 1

CASE STUDY 4

ASSIGNMENT 1

MASS MEDIA

Question 1

Statement of the research topic

The mass murder-suicide horrifies and immediate shock of the living. Shocking dimensions of mass murder-suicide quickly dissolves; therefore, the major motive is to explore such acts. The paper aims to present the major six interrelated and symbolic characteristics that reemerged consistently by the New York Times regarding mass media suicides not only the perspective of suicide but also the sense of order creation and as a destructive act of human behavior. The mass media suicide reporting by the New York Times depicts critical perspectives and symbolic strategies that represent the mass murder-suicide in the context of both grotesque and burlesque. The article discusses the rhetorical….

develop critical thinking skills and focus on some of the broader questions regarding the art and culture of ancient Egypt.

This is one and half page (or more) *single space* essay. I will post an audio below MP3 ( please listen carefully) the audio has all the details you need. Also, I uploaded an image you will need and you should study in order to write this essay.

please read the instructions below:

The object of the essay is to encourage you to develop critical thinking skills and focus on some of the broader questions regarding the art and culture of ancient Egypt. These are expected to be carefully prepared and thoughtfully worded.

important: 

You do not need to do any additional research.  In fact, it will likely make your grade lower if you do. I am asking for your thoughts and ideas —not someone else’s. The essay audio introduction and….

please see files below to answer. it does not matter how many words unless you discuss your opinion. 300 words or more would be fine 

One of the most important issues in ancient art today is the question of ownership. There are millions of artifacts that have survived from ancient civilizations, their original context is lost forever, and they have usually changed hands over the years. The question of who they belong to does not have a simple answer. In most cases the original owners cannot be said to have direct descendants that can claim them. Read the excerpts presented here that address these issues and then post a comment which briefly summarizes their arguments and includes what you think is the right approach to take in the question of who owns antiquity.

please see files below to answer. it does not matter how many words unless you discuss your opinion. 300 words….

Reflect on how an understanding of world religions and what you learned in this class can assist you in your career and place of work.

Throughout the last eight-weeks you have been learning about the religions of the world; what they are, who adheres to them, their belief systems, how they are related, et cetera. In addition, you completed your multi-media presentation, Week 7 Project My Favorite World Religion. For the Week 8 Forum you are being asked to upload a copy of your presentation to this forum so your fellow students can provide comments and encouragement for the research you have completed and reflect on how an understanding of world religions can help you in your own career and place of work.

Please do the following:

Upload a copy of your My Favorite World Religion presentation as an attachment on or before Thursday. Double check to make sure it is uploaded and visible for your fellow students to view. Reflect….

Reflect on how an understanding of world religions and what you learned in this class can assist you in your career and place of work.

Throughout the last eight-weeks you have been learning about the religions of the world; what they are, who adheres to them, their belief systems, how they are related, et cetera. In addition, you completed your multi-media presentation, Week 7 Project My Favorite World Religion. For the Week 8 Forum you are being asked to upload a copy of your presentation to this forum so your fellow students can provide comments and encouragement for the research you have completed and reflect on how an understanding of world religions can help you in your own career and place of work.

Please do the following:

Upload a copy of your My Favorite World Religion presentation as an attachment on or before Thursday. Double check to make sure it is uploaded and visible for your fellow students to view. Reflect….

l identify a current ethical issue from those provided, and analyze it from the perspective of Mill’s utilitarianism, Kant’s deontological ethic, and Aristotle’s virtue ethic. Conclude your presentation by defending one of these approaches. 

Description:

For this assignment you will identify a current ethical issue from those provided, and analyze it from the perspective of Mill’s utilitarianism, Kant’s deontological ethic, and Aristotle’s virtue ethic. Conclude your presentation by defending one of these approaches.  You can use the same ethical theory that you used for your Final Paper, or you can use a different one.

Format & Expectations:

The format will be a PowerPoint presentation incorporating all of the “best practices” demonstrated in the Best Practices presentation in the Supporting Materials.  You have the choice of using short, embedded audio clips (no more than 1-2 minutes per slide) to narrate your presentation, or using speaker’s notes.  Your presentation should consist of 10-12 slides, including an introductory slide and a reference slide.  Submit the….