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?
In Rousseau’s Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Rousseau tells a story of savage man’s evolution into civil man. In doing so, he says a lot about both human nature and the role of government in society. In telling the story of man’s development, he aims to distinguish between what is “natural” and what is “artificial” in man’s nature, and says many meaningful things on this in Part One. In telling the story of the “three revolutions,” he says a lot about what interests government rises up to protect and serve, as well as the way that governmental (or “magisterial”) power can be corrupted.
We also looked at the U.S. Declaration of Independence (1776), and Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” (1863), both of which are foundational documents for the country where you live (or at least the country where you’re going to college).
In a short essay (minimum 2-3 full, double-spaced pages), please respond to the following prompt: How does the Discourse on the Origin of Inequality help us understand the roles of government, inequality, and/or human nature in present day American society?
Your paper should have a thesis, which is a claim, opinion, or judgment. In the case of this paper, your thesis should concern the connection between American society today and something or things that Rousseau says in the Discourse. In other words, it’s not enough to simply say that they are connected. Your thesis should be a claim that answers the question: In what way(s) are they connected?
Support your claims by citing relevant passages from the text with page numbers in parentheses at the end of sentences.
You must refer to Rousseau, and you have the option of referring to the Declaration and Gettysburg Address.
You can refer to current events, and please try and cite sources in footnotes or endnotes when referring to specific information.
WriteE a report research about how has affected the technology in the world of publicity from 2000 to present day.
Write a research paper about how has the world of advertising changed because of technology?
Answer one of the questions below in a thoughtful and concise essay. There is not a required word count, but you should answer each in an essay that consists of about 5 paragraphs or more. The answer should include artistic examples from the textbook to illustrate the point of your essay.
Compare and contrast the Gothic and Romanesque societies and visual art. How did their differing cultures and philosophies impact the art produced during each period? Be sure to describe the characteristics of each artistic style. Include examples from each time period.
Discuss the Crusades and their impact on visual art and culture in Europe. Be sure to discuss Islamic artistic styles as well as Christian.
Option #3 covers material that was briefly discussed in class. If you would like to choose this essay question, you are welcome to do more research and use your textbook for information.
3. Discuss the artistic transition from the Italo-Byzantine style to the International Gothic and early Renaissance styles that occurred in fourteenth century Italy. Be sure to include why this transition occurred, specific examples, important artists, and definitions of each style.
You will be required to write a management report to the management of Green limited directors in which the following points should be discussed.
• Provide an explanation on the different sources of funding the company can have and their advantages and disadvantages and make recommendations as to how the company can manage this to help its planned expansion program.
• Analyse the Investment proposals by using NPV and provide recommendations. You should also briefly comment on other investment proposal techniques that Green may use, and the limitations of using those techniques
• The use of management tools such as Breakeven analysis and Budgets.
• A computation of your breakeven analysis and the cash budget for the first 3 months.
• An evaluation of the estimated company performance or position during the same period
• A detailed Literature Review of the tools you have used such as breakeven analysis and budgets and their importance to business.
• Other issues for management to consider that you think are vital for them to survive and make a profit.
FEMALE LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION
‘Gender inequality has been eliminated at some levels of education and at the highest levels in some countries there are now more women than men attending university. Women’s labour market experience in MENA differs from the rest of the world in several respects’
Critically evaluate this statement with a special focus on women human capital accumulation and labour market outcomes and suggest specific policies that can successfully redress this problem.
‘Youth unemployment has reached alarming levels in Egypt. As much as 26.7 percent of the young Egyptians between 18-29 years are unemployed (Central Agency for Mobilization and Statistics, CAPMAS), twice the unemployment rate for the overall population.’
What are the main types and causes of unemployment in the MENA region? Why are the fore mentioned groups the most likely affected by the current downturn in economic activity? What are the causes and consequences to unemployment among the target group? Discuss what particular policies would be most effective in addressing labour market outcomes of this group?
What types of gender-based discrimination are most common in MENA labor markets? Drawing on the main theories of labor market discrimination that you learnt in this course, discuss some possible causes and policy remedies for this problem.
o complete this assignment, you may use templates located throughout the text. You will create a functional behavioral assessment and behavioral intervention plan consisting of the following parts:
Part 1: Select a Target Behavior. Use a friend, spouse, significant other, or your own child as a model. Define and clearly state the behavior to be changed in operational terms. Identify the terminal behavior and the expectations. This will keep the report aligned with expected outcomes and prevent reinforcement of unrelated or negative behaviors. Identify incremental behaviors if needed. Positive targets are desirable (e.g., increasing desired behavior versus decreasing behavior).
Part 2: Collect Baseline Information. Obtain a baseline of behavior prior to implementing the program by using a tally or a chart. Collect descriptive or quantitative data on intensity and/or frequency as appropriate. Collecting baseline data makes it possible to determine the effects of reinforcement as well as to identify changes in behavior.
Part 3: Identify a Reinforcer. What will the student receive throughout the process for exhibiting the desired behavior, and then upon reaching the goal? Remember, the reinforcer must be appealing to the student if he/she is expected to work to obtain it. Reinforcement should be individualized to the student and may be primary (tangible) or secondary (social). Internal or self-dispensed reinforcement can be used as long as the reinforcer is clearly defined.
Part 4: Develop a Behavior Change Program. What are the contingencies? Describe the learning situation. Arrange the environment so the desirable behavior will occur. Identify the method and schedule of reinforcement. Possible behavior change methods include: shaping, modeling, contingency contracting, token economy, extinction, time-out, desensitization, and punishment. Schedules include: fixed/variable, interval/ratio. Positive interventions are the most desirable. Set a realistic and specific goal slightly above baseline. State your goal in measurable terms.
Part 5: Implement the Behavior Change Program and Establish and Maintain Records. Maintain ongoing records of the target behavior to determine whether the response length or frequency has increased or decreased. Organize and chart in the same manner as the baseline data. Maintain some anecdotal records regardless of the data gathering method.
Part 6: Evaluate and Modify the Intervention. Analyze collected information. Compare baseline and intervention data to determine if the program has accomplished the goal. If progress is unsatisfactory, then change reinforcers or procedures. Use data to make changes in the program. Gradually eliminate reinforcement and/or prompts as appropriate.
– Prepare a written report about Amazon that includes the following information:
1. Perform a PEST analysis for the organization.
2. Perform a Porters 5 Forces analysis for the organization.
3. Perform a SWOT analysis for the organization.
4. Based on the results of your analyses, make recommendations for how the company could be led in a new direction. Justify your recommendations with reference to your analyses.
Case studies are an important learning strategy in business classes as they provide an opportunity for you to critically analyze events that have taken place in real-life businesses. This develops your critical thinking and research skills as you research the competition and industry in which your business resides with an end goal of formulating a recommendation for the challenges faced by the company.
Select one of the three case studies listed below, which can be found in your textbook. Evaluate the case of your choice, and respond to each of the questions below using both theory and practical managerial thinking as well as supporting research.
Option 1: Nike (pp. 30–31)
How has the industry in which Nike resides been doing over the last 5 years?What are the pros, cons, and risks associated with Nike’s core marketing strategy? How have they managed to develop a strong customer relationship with their target market?Who are the top three competitors of Nike, and what are their advantages/disadvantages with respect to their product/service development?Looking at the competitors you discussed in question #3, what would you recommend as being the next steps for these competitors and, subsequently, the next steps for Nike to combat these competitors?
Option 2: Cisco (pp. 58–59)
How is building a brand in a business-to-business (B2B) context different than that of a business-to-consumer (B2C) market? How has Cisco managed to develop a strong customer relationship with their target market?How has the industry in which Cisco resides been doing over the last 5 years?Who are the top three competitors of Cisco, and what are their advantages/disadvantages with respect to their product/service development?Is Cisco’s plan to reach out to consumers a viable one? Why, or why not? As a marketing manager for Cisco, what would you recommend to be the next steps?
Option 3: Intel (pp. 59–60)
Discuss how Intel changed ingredient-marketing history. What did it do so well in those initial marketing campaigns? How did Intel manage to develop a strong customer relationship with their target market?How has the industry in which Intel resides been doing over the last 5 years?Who are the top three competitors of Intel, and what are their advantages/disadvantages with respect to their product/service development?Evaluate Intel’s greatest risks and strengths as the industry moves out of the personal computer (PC) era. Identify the next steps that Intel needs to employ in order to maintain its competitive advantage.