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Issues Affecting Your Community

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Choose an issue that affects your community – your neighborhood, your city , your state , your college campus, or a demographic that you belong to. Then, write an essay detailing what the issue is, where it came from, how it could potentially be addressed or solved, and why it should matter to the reader that this issue be solved.

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The Social Cost of Immigration in California

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What has the social costs of immigration done to California? How much has immigration cost the taxpayers?

Is Classical Greek Sculpture the Paragon of Fine Art.

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Critically evaluate Hegel’s claim that classical Greek sculpture is the paragon of Fine Art.

Strong Writing & Writers Don’t Need Revision

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Read the article “Strong Writing and Writers Don’t Need Revision” by Laura Giovanelli (pp. 104-108) and describe the contents of the article. Who do you think the article is speaking to? How is the author’s message being made? Why does that message matter?

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Microsoft Live Meeting Vs. IBM FileNet

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Write 1-page paper that compares and contrasts Microsoft Live Meeting and IBM FileNet as two leading e-collaboration software applications. Which one would you recommend to a company with over 200 employees scattered through four offices in California? What are the bases of your recommendation?

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Effective Information Technology System for a Supply Chain.

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Write a word review on what constitutes an effective Information Technology system for a supply chain.

Analyzing a Family Business

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Diagnostic: analysis and evaluation of the family business as 3-circles: business, ownership and family,
Pick any family business company and:

(1) provide a short history of their family business, with key turning points, business map, genogram, key family values and criteria for decision-making, and past and current impact (including CSR, community engagement and philanthropy)

(2) Assess the current health of the family business; in particular, discuss issues in the

a. Business circle: document and assess the performance of the family business(es) through a 7S and SWOT analysis, replacing it into its national, industry and generational context

b. Ownership circle: analyze current ownership structure and governance

c. Family circle: draw a genogram and discuss family dynamics and governance

(3) Assess existing resources, including the financial, human and social capital of the family; in particular, use the Lescent/Jaffe/Traeger-Muney assessment provided to evaluate social capital, in the form of the family’s contribution to its community through job creation and CSR, social entrepreneurship and impact investing and philanthropy

(4) Identify key obstacles to change, especially culture and past failures, using Kotter & Schlesinger

Virtues Within Economic Life

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Explain the role of the virtues within economic life. Also explain the relationship between the Constitution and the common good.



The Role of Power in the History of Art

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What role does power play in the history of art? Who decides what makes art great and who can be recognized as great artists? How have struggles for liberation and equality been reflected in the arts?

The Political Economy of Labour

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Mosco identifies labour, and the specific conditions of creative labour, as one of the key issues for those doing political economy of media. Analyze such conditions of labour for a given media industry. What are the key issues or challenges faced by workers in your chosen industry? How have the conditions of labour changed over time?

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