Month: November 2020 (Page 1 of 4)

Goat Days by Benyamin

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This essay is based on your reading of Goat Days by Benyamin. And the article on the migration of workers from Kerala to the countries of the Persian Gulf.

How does the academic treatment of labor migration compare to its fictional treatment in the novel? Does the novel reveal aspects of the experience that academic research does not? And conversely does academic research reveal aspects of the phenomenon that fiction does not? Which is more important for understanding the phenomenon of labor migration: the macro level analysis of the social sciences or micro account of subjective experience that novels portray?

How to Price Products

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What type of store would you consider starting? (coffee shop? pet shop? gift shop?) Describe it in about three sentences, detailing your type of inventory (products/services).

What things do you consider when setting a price for your products/services? Name at least TWO things to consider. (Your answers must parallel what you are studying/reading in the chapter.)

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Power Balance Between USA & China

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Are the US and China heading towards another Cold War? Or not? Will these two nations remain interdependent, or not? What is your informed opinion? how can we best stabilize the world? With a single hegemonic (dominant) superpower? With multilateral institutions (EU, UN, WTO, etc.)? Or with a “balance of power” between superpowers like we had in the Cold War — between the US and Soviet Union (1947-1991)?

Principles of Social Psychology

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Demonstrate your understanding of specific principles of social psychology and symbolic interaction by analyzing the Jane Elliot video clip, and describing in a few sentences (each) how the clip illustrates the following concepts: Social Status, Roles, In-Groups and Out-Groups and Social Institutions. Provide a brief definition of each of these concepts, followed by a specific example from the video clip.

The Current Development Model

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A common statement made regarding the challenges of our current development model today is that ‘the poorest and most vulnerable people are being left behind’: 

A. Explain this statement considering the latest UN report on sustainable development (2020). 

B. Critically discuss the main reasons why this has been the outcome despite rising global interest in sustainable development. 

C. What are two of the key solutions needed to change such dismal reality? 

Request to Increase the Childhood Cancer Budget

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Write a letter (300 words) petitioning a local congress person to support a budget increase for childhood cancer. Your target audiences are: Consumers who care about the issue and Budget decision makers. The messages should urge consumers and decision makers to support an increase in the budget for childhood cancer. What do you  think it will take to influence action and support for the cause, and increase the budget? What messages will you use?

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