Analyzing 25 Years of AIDS

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The documentary ’25 Years of AIDS’ has 15 separate video installments that provide the viewer with an overview of the political, social, public health, and medical dimensions of the pandemic, both within the United States and globally. Clicking on the timeline: 25 years of AIDS provides a repository of documents, maps, and interviews with key informants that help in providing context to the video presentations.  What the documentary in the following links.

Video link: Part 1 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/aids/
Part 2 https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/aids/#video-2
Documents link: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/aids/

Answer the following as completely as you can, citing examples from the film to support your answers: Continue reading

Obesity in College Students

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What are some local issues students face and how do they affect their lifestyles?  Consider factors such as food (availability, cost, location), cost (housing, tuition, transportation), time (to a degree, take classes, travel). These ideas are merely that: ideas! You’ll create a topic proposal, choose a topic later. Employ all three types of appeals. Do not rely entirely on logic or emotion when making your argument.  Continue reading

The Most Abused Substance in America

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Which substance do you think is the most serious threat to the nation’s health and why? Be sure to clarify between drug use, misuse, and abuse. How does the substance you selected impact the health of local communities and states, or specifically vulnerable populations? Why do you think some advocate to consider addiction as a public health issue rather than merely a criminal justice issue? Continue reading

A Linguistics Biography

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Find an informant with whom you can learn much about their life history and language history. You will want to develop at least ten questions to dig deep into their language history. What is their experience with language? Multilingualism, language socialization, focal vocabularies, prejudice, etc. You might explore second, third or fourth language learning of this individual. Heritage languages? Continue reading

A Survey Questionnaire

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Design  a basic survey questionnaire. Survey questions will be used to answer a research question you would like to ask the entire class. Your sample frame is all students in the class. Create a research question.  What do you want to know about UCB students? Consider which broader population you wish to generalize your results. Continue reading

Analyzing a TED Speaker’s Speech

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Many TED speakers are published researchers, and many of them base their TED talks on their research: before you look for other sources. Choose a TED speaker that  has published on human trafficking  and write a literature  review on it. Use only published, peer-reviewed articles for your references. Although you are building up to your own argument and documenting your research process, try to avoid a personal tone. Statements like “I believe” or “I could not find…” put the focus more on you than on your topic and make you seem less credible. You usually don’t need to talk about yourself unless you have a really good reason e.g. personal experience–used sparingly–or primary research–interviews, surveys, etc. that you have personally written and conducted. Continue reading

Suicide in Young Adults: Mental Health

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The number of young people attempting suicide has drastically increased over the past two years making suicide one of the leading causes of death in the world today. Recent data from the National Institute of Mental health indicates that there’s a higher percentage of people aged between 18-25 that have suicidal thoughts compared to older people. Continue reading

Public Health Issues

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Write a 3,000-word essay, that draws on the academic evidence on your topic area and uses Harvard Referencing. The essay should be word processed, using size 12 font, and have 1½ line spacing.The essay should critically analyze a public health issue where inequalities exist (e.g., bowel cancer, physical inactivity, etc.). Continue reading

White Patriarchal Capitalism

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Give examples in film history where the dominant ideology of White Patriarchal Capitalism in the United States was reinforced through specific films and their content. Limit your paper to a specific decade or social movement or war. Use references from notable authors, critics, and intellectuals. Continue reading

Expanding the View of Civil Rights

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Civil Rights regulate the way in which the government interacts and treats citizens. There is a long history of gaps in civil rights with regards to race and gender. Specifically, with the history of African Americans, provide 3 stories of how the national government had to expand their view of civil rights in order to include them; from slavery, to citizens, to equal status in America. Continue reading

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