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Barney’s Beachfront Property

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In preparation for the hurricane season, Barney, who owns beachfront property in Florida, enters into a contract with XYZ Contractors to have a wall built to prevent waves from reaching his house. The contract requires that the wall be finished by June 1, which is the start of the hurricane season. The contract has a clause that states “time is of the essence.” During the last week of May, the wall is still 30% incomplete. Even if XYZ Contractors worked around the clock, it would miss the June 1 deadline—a fact that XYZ acknowledges. Barney terminates the contract and hires another contractor to finish the wall.

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Cultural Diversity

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In your human services profession, you are assigned to a location with a culture very different from your own, The orthodox Jewish community. In this location, you know you are an outsider. In your paper, address the following:

  1. Briefly provide an introduction about the culture in which you
    are feeling uncomfortable
  2. Share how you plan to assess the profile of the culture and the
    value of knowing the profile.
  3. Examine yourself for explicit and implicit biases and
    associated strategies to minimize the biases.
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Comparing Rama & Sita Stories

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Compare and contrast the two versions of the story of Rama and Sita: The Ramayana and Sita Sings the Blues. Don’t focus on superficial differences (number of scenes, editing of the scenes, etc.) but look at the key issues of men’s and women’s roles in relation to each other and in terms of society.

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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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Environmental & Climate Change

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Humans evidently have known much about the environment and climate change for decades, yet somehow this ‘knowledge did not translate into power’ yet (Oreskes & Conway, 2014).  What does it mean to say that ‘knowledge did not translate into power’ in this context?  Why has the world, to a large extent, failed to adequately act on this knowledge? 

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Ethics in the Human Services Profession

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Choose at least 2 ethical standards from each category – clients, community, colleagues, profession and employers – and explain them in your own words.
Explain why you think the ones you have chosen are important to you as a human services professional
Explain how you would apply the standards you have chosen in a professional setting,

An Effective Teacher

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Define an “effective teacher”. What are some of the teaching practices that Mrs. Travis uses that makes her an “effective teacher?”
Does Mrs. Travis deal with learners who have different learning styles, disabilities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and ethnicities? Explain and offer a discussion of how teachers should target the needs of students with different learning styles, disabilities, low socioeconomic levels and cultural/ethnicity needs

Historical Sports Events

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Identify and discuss two events that you consider significant in the history of sport/physical activity. For each event, give any important background information and discuss how/why the event is important, and the impact it had on sport and/or greater society. Include the link to any online article, name of book or movie etc. that was used to inform this submission, however, the assignment requires you to write at least 1 paragraph on each event, addressing the above outlined components.

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