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As the world continues to become more diverse and multicultural, you  will find yourself interacting with individuals who differ from you in  many significant ways.  This diversity brings with it many great  benefits but it can also impact communication and relationships in  unexpected ways.  Consider if you, as a professional in Human Services,  have to provide in-home services to a family that has recently  immigrated to the United States from another country.  How might this  diversity impact expectations, communication, and relationships of all  involved?  Could you gather some information related to their culture  prior to engaging with them? 

Purpose:   This  interview and paper project focuses on exploring and learning about  cultural differences in interpersonal relations and communication.  One  way to safely experience and identify differences is through  interviewing a person from a culture significantly different from your  own. 

Overview:  Students will conduct an interview with an individual who identifies as being of another culture. The  person interviewed must differ from you in at least two significant  ways (culture, religion, primary language, country of origin).  There  are two parts of this project:  the first being the interview, and the  second is academic research on aspects of your interviewee's culture.  Your  written explanation, description, and outside validation (through  references) will point out the differences you find between cultures.   



The paper must follow APA style, and will include a title page,  reference page, and running header.  No abstract is needed.  APA  standards include size 12 Times New Roman font, double-spaced and normal  margins.  You may use the following as guidelines for headers:

Introduce your interviewee, how you know the person, and describe  the cultural differences and reason for choosing this person.  Include a  thesis statement explaining the research aspect of the assignment.   Clearly identify the part of the culture that you chose to explore.  
Write a narrative summary of the interview, where you paraphrase  the discussion and highlight what you've learned about the cultural  differences of the interviewee.  You may relate some of the interview to  course material.  
Related Research
This section will cover the research aspect of the assignment.   Explain why the topic interested you, and continue your discussion  using APA standards for in-text citing.  Remember to integrate what you  learned about your interviewee in with your research.  
A strong conclusion paragraph is expected to summarize and tie  together what you learned throughout the interview and research.  


REL 212_Hinduism And Jainism_World View Chart Assignment

REL 212_Hinduism And Jainism_World View Chart Assignment

Complete and submit the following worksheet. Provide citations for source(s)used to explain or provide examples for in your research. 

List in APA Style full references for any in-text citations and source(s) made in the above chart. 


Religion:  Hinduism and Jainism    


Do not forget to provide adequate material for any in-text citations and be sure to include a reference page as well.


Part 5: Heroism and Hope

Part 5: Heroism and Hope

In an essay of about 5-7 full paragraphs (4-5 sentences each):

  1. Use reliable, scholarly sources  to help you compose a heroic myth that includes information about the future of your group. Remember that this is myth, not history, though it should be rooted in some real information about the group. Based on your research, what does the group's hoped-for future hold and how does the hero help them get there? 


  1. Cite your sources using MLA style.
  2. Carefully edit and proof your essay for standard use of English.

English Week 10

English Week 10

Completing this assignment will help you name and identify the skills and abilities that will move your career forward.

Find a specific job opening posted online within the last 9 months. You will develop a Job Application Cover Letter (as though you were applying to that position) that highlights and emphasizes why you are the most suitable candidate for this position. For the purposes of this assignment, you can present yourself as a recent graduate if needed.

Complete the cover letter on page 1 of the submission and then include a link to the job posting on page 2 (a copy and paste of the link is acceptable and the link must work). To compose the letter, use the general writing guidelines on pp. 277-278 in the text for structural and content guidance. Note: An example can be found on p. 250, Figure 13.8.

The message should take the form of a business letter; however, you will submit your assignment to the online course shell.

The job letter / application message must adhere to the following requirements:

  1. Content
    1. Highlight relevant background and job history information specific to the opening.
    2. Emphasize significant qualifications and exclude nonessential ideas.
  2. Format
    1. Follow proper letter formatting techniques per business letter format.
    2. Use an appropriate and professional greeting and closing.
  3. Style
    1. Use professional language.
    2. Paragraphs effectively developed and efficient. Note: Six (6) or seven (7) lines when possible.
  4. Mechanics
    1. Make sure there are no grammar or spelling errors.
    2. Eliminate wordiness and unclear sentence construction. 

Your assignment must be typed, single-spaced within paragraphs and double spaced between the paragraphs, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  1. Plan, create, and evaluate professional documents.
  2. Write clearly, coherently, and persuasively using proper grammar, mechanics, and formatting appropriate to the situation.
  3. Deliver professional information to various audiences using appropriate tone, style, and format.
  4. Develop presentation skills for use in the professional environment.

Art Discussion

Art Discussion

Look at the examples of different types of line, focusing on analytic and expressive lines.When you think you understand the difference, discuss the connection between analytical (classical) line and static compositions, and the connection between expressive (emotional) line and dynamic compositions. (120 words)

    The Glass Castle – Abuse Writing Assignment

    The Glass Castle – Abuse Writing Assignment

    Using the provided quotes from The Glass Castle, and support from a provided article, explain how Jeannette Walls was a victim of child abuse.  Make sure your quotes properly support your argument and are integrated into your response.  Your body paragraphs should be written in ALICE format. 


    Thesis statement (one sentence focusing on two main points):


    Body paragraph 1 (focusing on FIRST main point from thesis statement):


    Body paragraph 2 (focusing on SECOND main point from thesis statement):



    The Glass Castle Quotes About Abuse:

    "I am your mother, and I should have a say in how you're raised" (Walls 26).

    “Mom felt that Grandma Smith nagged and badgered, setting rules and punishments for breaking the rules. It drove Mom crazy, and it was the reason she never set rules for us” (Walls 21).

    “Some parents worried that their kids might get hit by lightning, but Mom and Dad never did, and they let us go out and play in the warm, driving water. We splashed and sang and danced” (Walls 16).

    “If you don't want to sink, you better figure out how to swim” (Walls 66).

    “We had no pillows, but Dad said that was part of his plan. He was teaching us to have good posture. The Indians didn't use pillows, either, he explained, and look how straight they stood” (Walls 18). 

    “‘It was the only thing to eat in our house,’ I said. Raising my voice, I added, ‘I was hungry’” (Walls 69).

    “You’re not supposed to laugh at your own father, ever” (Walls 83). 

    “He simply waited for me to fork over the cash, as if he knew I didn’t have it in me to say no” (Walls 209).

    “She’d been reading books on how to cope with an alcoholic, and they said that drunks didn’t remember their rampages, so if you cleaned up after them, they’d think nothing had happened. ‘Your father needs to see the mess he’s making of our lives,’ Mom said. But when Dad got up, he’d act as if all the wreckage didn’t exist, and no one discussed it with him. The rest of us had to get used to stepping over broken furniture and shattered glass” (Walls 113).

    “Unloved children grow up to be serial murderers or alcoholics” (Walls 83).

    “At times I felt like I was failing Maureen, like I wasn’t keeping my promise that I’d protect her–the promise I’d made to her when I held her on the way home from the hospital after she’d been born. I couldn’t get her what she needed most–hot baths, a warm bed, steaming bowls of Cream of Wheat before school in the morning–but I tried to do little things” (Walls 206). 

    "'Okay, kids' Dad said, 'the civilians are revolting. We better skeddadle'" (Walls 109). 

    "When Dad went crazy, we all had our own ways of shutting down and closing off, and that was what we did that night" (Walls 115). 

    "'Your father's the only one who can help himself,' Mom said. 'Only he knows how to fight his own demons'" (Walls 117). 

    "Just remember," Mom said after examining the blisters, "what doesn't kill you will make you stronger."  "If that was true, I'd be Hercules by now," Lori said (Walls 179). 

    "Being homeless is an adventure" (Walls 255). 

    "We may not have insulation," Mom said as we all gathered around the stove, "but we have each other" (Walls 177). 




    Research paper, professionally written, plagiarism free,  high academic standard. Strict instructions followed, attention to details,  proofed in final draft presentation status, free of additional editing. 12 – 15 pages, including bibliography, (needed sooner) and citations pg.

    Stipulation; Must not be creatively sensitive and  open to constructive criticism in the possibility of needed  revisions at the behest of  authority?  Requiring same author for  both handshakes posted separately?Presented in  two layered assignment, the  bibliography 1st and the completed 12-15 pg paper 2nd  stage of task.

    Essay Profile

    Essay Profile

    Write an essay of 400 – 600 words about an intriguing person, place, or activity in your community. Choose one of the two following options: (1) a brief profile of an event, a place, or an activity observed once or twice (NO MARDI GRAS); or (2) a brief profile of an individual based on one or two interviews. (There are longer, more fully developed profiles, but these are based on several observational visits and interviews.) Observe your subject closely, and then present what you have learned in a way that both informs and engages readers. Two restrictions: you cannot choose to profile a family member or Mardi Gras.

    Art Assignment

    Art Assignment

    There are many examples of public sculpture in Santa Barbara.  Some of the most prominent and easily accessible are the sculpture/fountain Mentors (Aris Demetrios) on the SBCC West Campus, Three Triangles (Fletcher Benton) SBCC East Campus, on the ocean side of the bookstore, Intermezzo (Anthony Caro) at the side of La Arcada (between the rear entrance to the Santa Barbara Art Museum and the public library), and Up Ended (Clement Meadmore) on the UCSB campus, on the lawn east of North Hall.  For this assignment you are to study first-hand one of these sculptures.  Look at it carefully and analyze what you see and what you think about the work.   Write a 400 to 600 word paper that discusses the piece as public sculpture. Start with a description of the sculpture and it’s context (setting); discuss whether it does or doesn’t work with the surroundings; finish with your assessment of the sculpture’s cultural and aesthetic value.


    This is an assignment based on your own observation, not on Internet research; do not write about the history of the sculpture, do not include what other people have said, write only about what you see and what you think.  You do not need to send an image if your subject is one of the sculptures listed above. If you don’t live in the Santa Barbara area then there is likely to be public sculpture where you live.  Write about that, but I would appreciate a photograph or sketch of the piece submitted electronically by email if you can’t get it into the Submission tool.


    To help you write this, use what you’ve learned so far and ask questions of the piece.  What is the theme (decipher the iconography)?  What is the form and content?  Is it representational, abstract, or non-objective?  Go through chapters 1-2 and find other terms and ideas that will help you come to an opinion about the piece as public sculpture.


    Assignment 2: LASA 1: Cultural, Ethical, And Other Considerations Impacting Research Efforts

    Assignment 2: LASA 1: Cultural, Ethical, And Other Considerations Impacting Research Efforts

    Charles Draper, Centervale's Chief of Police, must introduce policies that positively impact the control and management of illegal immigration in his city. He is without the knowledge base needed to develop policy and has turned to you for assistance with research in one of the following areas:

    • Surveillance techniques: Chief Draper is aware of many surveillance techniques that can be utilized in tracking and controlling illegal immigrants in his city. The Chief would like information regarding the most successful surveillance techniques as demonstrated in published research. Specifically, you are to research and address, but are not limited to, the following surveillance technique examples: vehicle tracking, cell phone, e-mail, background checks, and computer and surveillance techniques.
    • Crime mapping: Chief Draper knows that many law enforcement agencies use crime-data mapping generated from within their own communities to allocate resources, as indicated by the data. In particular, the Chief would like to know how the data are generated and then how the data are applied to police tactics. Your research should include but is not limited to the following crime mapping areas: geographic information systems, census demographics, geographical profiles, and community and other crime mapping techniques.
    • Staffing needs: Draper believes that the problems associated with illegal immigration require quick response times, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. He's not sure that his staff is properly allocated for optimal response times. What types of research data and studies can the Chief consult? Where can he find the best resources to support the various shift and staffing patterns if and when the Chief decides to reallocate his staff? Specifically, you are to explore asset mapping which is a technique for determining what assets (human, organizational and fiscal) are available in the police department to address the key issue of illegal immigration used to provide the background information needed to conduct the staffing review and suggest appropriate changes to the existing policy.

    Here’s What You Need To Do . . .

    You are to specifically cite and reference the various resources available to address these critical areas so that the Chief has the appropriate research to make policy recommendations based on what you have presented.


    In reference to this assignment, please be as comprehensive as possible in analyzing, evaluating and presenting your objective findings that potentially will have current and future policy implications. Your interpretation should be based on the findings, as well as, evaluating the current situation and applying research findings to support and/or reject the Chief's request for information in these respective critical areas.


    Based on the media-based research data matrix you created in Module 2, select one of the research areas identified above and prepare a 5–6 page memo to Chief Draper that addresses the Chief's concerns. In your memo you must:

    • Recommend research approaches or options that could fulfill the Chief's information needs.
    • Provide a comparison of the two types of research designs that seem most appropriate for the Chief's information needs supported by data from your media-based research data matrix.
    • Recommend good/reliable data sources.
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