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As our course comes to an end, we now can look at some of the parallels and differences between the major world religions.

List some of the parallels between the major world religions. Consider geography, history, period of history, or any other factors that you can think of for this topic in your post.



HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT #1 How we read a contract so that we can understand what is being said ?  It has everything to do with knowing the language of the music business. It is not a foreign language. You are probably familiar with many of the words. HOW the words are USED IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS is very important.

Reflection #7

Write a Discussion post reflecting on your past experiences as they relate to the learning outcomes of this course.

1.  Research the stated Learning Outcomes of this ORGL course. Briefly list/describe the outcomes in your response.

The Learning Outcomes of this course are listed below:

 describe past experiences that involved learning

 analyze past events and their personal feelings about those events

 summarize actions or feelings that are part of their past learning process

 record events in coherent written work

 discuss situations using conceptual frameworks for reflection

2.  Describe experiences (such as work, volunteer, church, social, academic) you have had that resulted in learning these outcomes. Be as specific as possible with your examples. Attempt to tie your experiences directly to the learning outcomes. [If you haven’t had learning that connects to a particular outcome, that’s OK – explain any gaps.]

3.  Discuss the reflective concept in the course which best describes your learning up to this point.

4.  How might you document the learning you achieved in that context? For instance:Training evidence, Certificates? Papers or projects you’ve completed. On-the-job evaluations? Letters from people in a position to evaluate your learning at work or in volunteer activities? Artifacts, items you designed or created? Photographs or scanned items? Mention how you plan to collect the items if you do not have them on hand.

*Good strong paragraph for each question. See rubric attached* 


Remember, that the purpose of this discussion is not to answer my initial or follow-up questions. The purpose is to engage with the assigned readings and integrate them with other ideas and into your daily (or future) practice. Please do use terminology from the assigned readings, cite the textbook with at least an in-text citation (Dipboye, 2016), and bring in current events (provide a URL) to add to the conversation and to support your points. These discussions are the main learning and assessment tool in this course.

Question: Think of the groups you belong to; why are some successful while others struggle to be productive? Can you think of similar famous examples?

**Minium of 250 words and textbook attached**

Assimilation Notes

Part 1: Native Americans Forced Assimilation

Instructions: Watch the video ( to get a history of assimilation in theUS. Then answer the following questions. 

1.What was the purpose for the forced assimilation of Native Americans? 

2.Name two strategies the US used to assimilate Native Americans and explain how each of these strategies worked.

Part 2: Keywords for Asian American Studie Assimilation (pp. 14-17)

Instructions: Answer the following questions. Provide a passage from the reading (i.e., Assimilation) in addition to your response to support your responses.

 1.What are the five different definitions or perspectives on assimilation? As you identify them, note which one you think is most accurate for the contemporary situation of assimilation. 

2.According to Lisa Park, how is assimilation enforced in our society?

3.What are the criticism of assimilation?4.What does Lisa Park say is a unique experience of assimilation for Asian Americans? (p. 17)

Part 3: Assessing assimilation in our societyAnswer the following questions based on your observations, experiences, or insights. 

1.Do immigrants have a duty to learn and adopt the local culture, or should they try to retain their native culture?

2.What does successful assimilation look like? What are some results of it?

3.What does unsuccessful assimilation look like? What are some results of it?

4.How does race fact into the process or act of assimilation?


Pay attention to the following terms as you read the Introduction and chapter 1 of Tatum’s book. 

– Prejudice

– Cultural racism

– Internalized oppression (or internalized racism)

– Systemic racism (or “racism as a system of advantages based on race”)

– Active racism

– Passive racism

– Active anti-racism

Provide a brief definition for each of these terms. Then select three out of the seven terms and discuss they ways in which they relate to Asian American history during the exclusionary period (pre 1952/1965) in about 150 words.

Then write another paragraph of about 150 words applying three terms (the same terms or different terms) to the present situation of Asian Americans (post 1952/1965). If you believe that Asian Americans don’t experience any form of racism presently, then say so and defend your opinion.

Fine Arts Paper Fonte



Choose one visual artist that was BORN after January 1, 1900, from your book and answer the six questions below.


  • INELIGIBLE artists include filmmakers (including animators), performance artists, actors, graphic designers, craft artists, and architects. Artist works should be in visual media such as painting, sculpture, mixed media, installation, drawing
  • Ineligible websites:,,… (or any other “general” art site or any site that is a “sale site”)
  • Artists that work as a team count as a single artist.
  • For each artist: Number, copy, and answer each of the SIX questions and then answer each question individually (rewrite the question and then answer the question).
  • Points will be deducted for missing or incomplete responses.
  • Follow the Question and Answer format.
  • Assignments submitted in the improper format WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY CREDIT.
  • If you have any questions about your selected artist, please email your instructor.


  1. Artist name, year of birth, country of birth and PAGE artist is found in your textbook. (1 pt)
  2. The complete website where you found information about the artist. This website must be an “informational” site that is specific to your artist. (1 pt)
  3. What is his/her primary media? (1 pt)
  4. List TWO locations where the artist’s work is currently displayed or was recently displayed. Be specific. (2 pts)
  5. Write a short paragraph about why this artist interests you. Your response must be at least 60 words for full credit. (2 pts)
  6. On the Internet, locate one piece of the artist’s work that is not found in Introduction to Art. ThenIN YOUR OWN WORDSfully describe its media (form/materials) and content (meaning/story). Include the full website where you found the piece. Your response must be at least 60 words for full credit. (3 pts)


  • Review writing assignment criteria.
  • Follow the Question and Answer format.
  • Contact Kim Grable, your instructor, if you have any questions about the requirements.


  1. Artist name, year of birth, country of birth, the textbook page where the artist is mentioned. (1 pt)
    Example: John Doe, Born 1902, Russia, Page 101
  2. The complete website where you found information about the artist. (1 pt)
  3. What is his/her primary media? (1 pt)
    Example: Oil Paint on wood panel.
  4. List TWO locations where the artist’s work is currently displayed or was recently displayed. (2 pts)
    Example: Museum of Modern Art, NYC and Leo Castelli Gallery, NYC.

PART 2: SHORT ESSAYS 10 pts (5 pts per topic)

Points will be deducted for incorrect grammar and spelling.


  • Select TWO questions/topics from the list below.
  • Write your response in essay format.
  • Your response to each question/topic must be more than 200 words for full credit.
  • Please rewrite the question/topic to which you are responding.


  • Define symbolism and iconography and describe the difference between them.
  • Discuss two different structures built for religious use. Explain how the form is related to purposes and how the form is used by that religious group. Be specific about how it meets particular rituals or other needs of the group.
  • Describe why and how art and artists have been considered to have exceptional power in some cultures.
  • Describe how rulers have used images of themselves to enhance their authority. Cite examples.
  • Explain why images of defeated rulers, dead rulers, or monuments of an occupied culture might be defaced or destroyed.
  • Describe the use of tribal masks for rituals in different cultures.
  • Select two ethically controversial works of art from different periods in history. Explain how each work was received at the time it was made and how changes in societal values have impacted acceptance of the works today.
  • Why is it important that news photographs not be altered?

Need A Response To This Post With References


HIV Clinics in Kentucky: Case Study 7.2

Geographic information systems (GIS) store, analyze, and visualize data for geographic positions on Earths surface (GISGeography, 2016). Because viewing and analyzing data on maps impacts our understanding of data, we can make better decisions using GIS (GISGeography, 2016). GIS also has layering capabilities that facilitate interactivity (Fleming, p. 187, 2015) and the use of multiple layers within the case study helped to determine the location of an HIV clinic within the state of Kentucky. In case 7.2, various maps highlighting different characteristics were used to find a new clinic in Kentucky. There were four maps A, B, C, and D that showed the following, respectively: Kentuckians living with HIV, regardless of whether they have been diagnosed with full blown AIDS as of 2012; revealed the locations of existing HIV clinics as well as medical colleges that could provide residents with specialty care; illustrated major roads linking clients to potential and existing clinic sites; and lastly, showed three potential clinic sites based on clients residences, existing clinics, and transportation networks (Fleming, p. 188, 2015).

Within the case study, there were three questions that addressed the previously mentioned maps. The questions inquired about the criteria used to find a new clinic; other criteria/data not presented that would help to locate a new clinic; and, based on the maps/sites, which would be the best for locating a new clinic (Fleming, p. 189, 2015). Overall, we agree with the answers given because for the first question, the criteria for finding a new clinic should be based on the AIDs prevalence in the population. The primary goal in the HIV clinic is to take care of HIV infected patients to give them the best care possible. The core functions of public health are assessment, policy and development; so it is necessary for every public health agency to collect, analyze, and make available information HIV infected patients in the community regularly and systematically. This assessment should include the statistics on health needs. Altogether, they can address specific activities to improve the community’s health status in the area. A survey will also need to be conducted to enable this organization to identify areas that are highly infected by the HIV virus. From there, they will make a list of areas or communities who need their services the most. By doing this, they would be able to provide service to less deprived and high rate of HIV populated area, thereby helping the people that actually need it most. For the second question, because contracting AIDS is a risk for HIV positive patients, the prevalence of HIV positive residents in each county would be helpful criteria, in order to stop them from contracting AIDS if at all possible (Fleming, p.190, 2015). Lastly, based on the map data, it was found that site A and site B would both be equally beneficial in finding a new clinic (Fleming, p.190, 2015). Outside of the book answer, we believe that site A will be the best example to use for locating the new clinic. The main reason is that the immediate community has a high percentage of people infected by the virus. Location is a key factor for the selection of this site because there is a high HIV prevalence within that area. Lastly, the location has access to highways, making it easy to commute to an HIV clinic. However, regarding the answer within the book, if sites A and B are both hours away from a facility and they both have high prevalence, there will need to be another factor that will help decide. What could those factors be? Transportation, income, and/or privacy. Some people may not have transportation so a survey may be needed for each area to see which area suffers with these issues. Also, privacy is a factor because most people do not want others to know that they have HIV or AIDS.

                Ultimately, within this case study (7.2), the goal was to find the best location to open a new HIV clinic. In many different communities in Kentucky, there are high numbers of individuals with HIV, but not all are able to get to the clinics because they are too far from them. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a system that uses mapping and other tools to see patterns, but also can provide more sophisticated analysis functions such as layering various spatial variables and querying for defined parameters (Fleming, 2015).  A few questions that were asked were, what criteria should be used to locate a new clinic, is there any other criteria or data that werent presented from the four maps, and which potential site was the best (Fleming, p.189, 2015). The criteria that should be used would be the number of individuals that are living in different communities with HIV and if they have a clinic close to them. If they do not, then thats where the potential location should be. Some other factors that need to be looked into would be which areas have individuals that developed AIDS. The best location for the potential clinic, according to the book and also to us, would be between A or B. Map A shows the areas with high HIV levels, but also Map B shows areas that already have existing clinic locations.


GISGeography. (2016, 10 2). What is Geographic Information Systems (GIS)? . Retrieved from GISGeography:

Fleming, S. T. (2015). Managerial Epidemiology: Cases and Concepts (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press.

SunPower Case

Take a look through this case then work through the attached worksheet for the Simulation. Write about your experiences here. You can follow the template in the worksheet or you can create a synthesis. Come back at least 2 days later and post a followup.


Course: Fundamentals of public safety management

Book: Public Administation in the new century: A concise Intro

By Jeffrey D Greene

Write a seven (7) page paper addressing the three most important lessons learned (the weekly take away lessons) that you have learned in this course. Provide a minimum of seven (7) references using APA 6th edition citations form and style. Use those sources, which may come from the textbook, journal articles, and websites, as in-text citations in your final paper.

The purpose of the Final Essay is for you to compose an essay that demonstrates your ability to synthesize content from the entire course. The individual paper is worth up to 300 points toward the final grade. In-text source citations, as well as your reference list, should both be in alignment with APA 6th edition citation form and style (See  for more information).