Why do you think this paper was a significant break through for the scientific community?

Read the article. Discuss the following questions: The Watson and Crick article (p. 737 – 738) is classic paper in biology. From the article and other references (your text book) discuss the structure and function of the DNA molecule. Why do you think this paper was a significant break through for the scientific community? Since the DNA molecule is the focus of scientific research, discuss the significance of the Human Genome Project. Be sure to discuss biological, social, and ethical issues concerning the HGP. How have scientist used the basic DNA knowledge to perform research in genomics and biotechnology. You must back up your statements with references from the Internet and books/periodicals and your textbook.

Explain the “Iceberg Concept of Culture” (Moule, Figure 5.1) and how it applies to the example you described.

How does the definition of culture, as defined in the Moule text, differ from how you may have previously defined it?
Describe an example of an issue from your personal experience in working with culturally diverse students or an issue you have faced as an educator or learner in an educational setting, focusing on the role that culture played in the situation. How did you address or might you have addressed the issue?
Explain the “Iceberg Concept of Culture” (Moule, Figure 5.1) and how it applies to the example you described.
Make connections between your example and the articles you located.
Include citations for the three articles you referenced.

Select a country that you would like to know more about, perhaps one you or a friend or relative have lived in, visited or would like to visit someday and write about their language, culture, religion and ethnicity in an essay.

Pick a country except the United States, or one picked by a fellow class member.

Select a country that you would like to know more about, perhaps one you or a friend or relative have lived in, visited or would like to visit someday and write about their language, culture, religion and ethnicity in an essay.

Selection of some countries will earn you extra credit, Russia, China, Iraq, Iran, Bangladesh, etc.

Extra Credit: China, Korea, Russia, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Bangladesh or a state-less people such as the Palestinians, the Kurds and the Roma.

Extra Credit: India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, any Persian Gulf states, Egypt, Argentina, Brazil, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Botswana or other African country.

Extra Credit: Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Israel, Thailand, the Philippines or Malaysia, Poland, Czech Republic, or other European country.

Write a book review over the book Sex Trafficking, Inside the Business of Modern Slavery by Siddharth Kara

The paper should be a book review essay reviewing a book from the list on the syllabus, focusing on the ethical issues that arise and critiquing the response to the ethical situations. These are monographs, NOT novels. Your essay should be 8-10 pages, double spaced, with a 12 point font and 1 inch margins.

Grading Rubric

1. Is it 8+ pages in length?
2. Does it review one of the books on the syllabus, demonstrating an understanding of the basic points of the book?
3. Does the review essay explore the ethical issues that arise in the book?
4. Does the essay engage in compelling analysis of the ethical issues / problems in the book and provide insightful commentary on these issues / problems?

Book review over the book Sex Trafficking, Inside the Business of Modern Slavery by Siddharth Kara

How was Bartok’s philosophy around folk music and nationalism different than previous examples?

Reading response to reading from “Bela Bartok: The Father of Ethnomusicology” by David Taylor Nelson. How was Bartok’s philosophy around folk music and nationalism different than previous examples? How did his research as an early pioneer of ethnomusicology impact his compositions?