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The Quest for Social Harmony

The Quest for Social Harmony

Order Description

The societies of the Classical world were larger and more complex than their predecessors. States such as Achaemenid Persia, Mauryan India, and Han China covered thousands of square miles. Their rulers governed over

diverse populations with unique dialects and customs. These states also witnessed increased economic stratification and social complexity. Societal growth and complexity challenged the abilities of rulers to keep the peace and

curb violence. And, in this rapidly changing world, the rather simplistic agricultural or nature gods of an earlier age no longer seemed to suffice.

Thus, it is no coincidence that simultaneously, people across the Classical world began to seek answers to questions such as: What is the purpose of life? What is the proper relationship of man to the gods? to the state? to each

other? What is a moral and ethical life? How do we govern men’s behavior in order to create a harmonious and just society?

Zarathustra, Confucius, and the authors of the Bhagadvad Gita developed similar but unique perspectives on morality and ethics.

Read the Sources from the Past on pages 144, 152, and 185. Compare and contrast the moral and ethical teachings in each source. How do Zarathustra, Confucius and Krishna seek to achieve social harmony?

An effective response should be the equivalent of two typed pages, double-spaced.

Ethical Case Analysis

Ethical Case Analysis

1.    Learn how to conduct an ethical analysis of a socio-technical scenario (a computing-related issue that affects people)
2.    To use the ethical theories and professional codes of ethics we have learned to analyze a socio-technical scenario.   This will help you better understand the theories and codes, as well as gain practice in using them.
Assignment – Analysis
Part 1:  Each individual will first do the full analysis (all 8 parts)
Analysis Sections
Each analysis (individual and group) contained in the deliverable will include the following 8 sections.  Each section should be separate, and marked with its own section title.
1.    Identify the moral agents (agency)
2.    What is at stake? Who/what are the stakeholders?
3.    Possible courses of action (identify at least 2).  For each state “A possible course of action is XXX”.
4.    Consequences associated with each course of action.  For each state “A(nother) consequence of the action XXX is YYY”.
5.    Analyze the case using two of the objective ethical theories (Act Utilitarianism, Rule Utilitarianism, Kantianism, Social Contract Theory/Rawls’ Principles of Justice).
6.    Identify any clauses in both the ACM Code of Ethics and the Software Engineering Code of Ethics that would apply to this situation.  Give the clause number and the actual clause and then state how and why each would apply.  The clauses in the codes are generic enough that several can apply.

(Warning: Do not say they are software related and the case is not about software.  They are broader principles and do apply because the cases concern computing and/or the design of systems with socio-technical aspects.)
7.    Concrete action that you would recommend (supported by your analysis).  Justify your recommendation by clearly explaining why.
8.    Bibliography:  If you used any materials besides the textbook and codes of ethics you should reference them in your bibliography.  (The bibliography is not part of your page count.)
Deliverables – What to Submit
Your analysis deliverable should be kept to 5-6 pages per group plus 5-6 pages per individual (not counting the bibliography).  Format this double-spaced with one inch margins all around, 12 point font, Times New Roman.

*Pick any one case. Not both
Case 1 – “Fingerprint Scans Create Unease For Poor Parents”

Case 2:
(link to the article, copy the link and search on web)

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/05/photos-of-an-nsa-upgrade-factory-show-cisco-router-getting-implant/

1.    Read the summary.
2.    Listen to the audio or read the transcript, which are linked at the top of the summary.

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POST-REVOLUTIONARY DEMOCRATIZATION

 

POST-REVOLUTIONARY DEMOCRATIZATION

Joyce Appleby and Gordon Wood both argue that the first generation after the Revolution experienced rapid social and political change that involved a democratization

of society beyond what was accomplished by the Revolution to 1789. But, both historians are interpreting the notion of "democratization" very broadly, it is

as much social as political. From the perspective of these two historians how had American society become radically more "democratic" by about 1815 to 1820?

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Creating, financing,and marketing a business

1. Identify the pros and cons of the partnership as a form of ownership
2. Discuss funding options for small businesses.
3. Determine and discuss how managerial accounting can help managers with product costing, incremental analysis, and budgeting.
4. Discuss the basic components of the marketing process using a product of your choice as an example.
5. Discuss the roles of social responsibility and technology in the marketing function.

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abortion, marijuana legalization

For this research paper, you will need to follow these steps:
1)Find a topic. This is harder than it looks. Most of you are going to freak out at the prospect of writing a six-page essay, and will therefore try to pick the

broadest possible topic. This is a mistakeultimately, its easier to write about a focused and specific subject. To find a topic, start with something that interests

you. (It should go without saying that you cant choose any of the banned topicsabortion, marijuana legalization, etc.) Then try to narrow that topic until you have

something that you can discuss completely in eight pages. This will take a while. To find your topic, you may need to engage in the next step
2)The pre-research stage. Before you start collecting sources, you should spend some time familiarizing yourself with the shape of your subject. Go to the library, or

go online, and start reading. Dont take notes at this stage. Read until you get bored, then move on to another source. If youre looking at books, read the table of

contents and leaf through the index. This should take you two or three hours. The point of this exercise is to allow you to figure out what other people talk about

when they talk about your subject. That way, youll be able to narrow your topic to something specific. Once youve figured out your topic, move on to the next stage.
3)Develop a research question. This is a question that is meant to focus and guide your research. Specifically, you want to articulate what, precisely, youre trying to

figure out about your subject. Your research question should change and develop as you go through the research stage. DO NOT ask a research question that has a simple

answer (e.g., What is the chemical composition of water? Is genocide wrong? Is it unhealthy to drink bleach?). Instead, try to ask a question that will lead to a

complex and interesting answer. Then start step number four.
4)The research stage. Start looking for reputable, scholarly texts that address your research question directly. Think about where youll find the most useful sources.

Books? Peer-reviewed journals? Government statistics? DO NOT simply collect sources that you will never read, and which youve gathered simply to be able to insert

intelligent-sounding quotes into your essay. You need to READ these texts, learn from them, and then form your own conclusions about what youve learned, which brings

us to step number five.
5)Develop your thesis. Your essay needs to have an arguable thesisthat is, a proposition of some sort that requires the support of evidence. You cant hope to develop

an intelligent and meaningful thesis if you havent done your research first, since your thesis will be the answer to your research question.
6)Start writing. Remember that you should state your thesis in clear and precise terms. Remember to SUPPORT all of your assertions with evidence from the text.

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ECONOMICS 3400

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{This Quiz can be answered right in the file using WORD, even if there are graphs involved — then sent in via email, or you can place It on CANVAS in the Files section in the Folder named Quiz 6.  But be sure to identify the file with your name either entering in CANVAS or sending via Email.  There are 5 Problems}

1) The general monetary model of exchange rates for Swiss Franc (SFr) relative to Australian dollar (A$) is given by:

ESFr/A$ = PSFr/PA$ = [{MSFr/LSFr(rSFr)YSFr} / {MA$/LA$(rA$)YA$}]

For, ESFr/A$ = exchange rate; PSFr/PA$ = relative prices, MSFr = money supply;

LSFr (rSFr)YSFr = real money demand with LSFr(rSFr) = liquidity as a function of interest rate, rSFr, and YSFr = real income.  Similarly MA$ = money supply, with LA$(rA$)YA$ = real money demand with LA$(rA$) being liquidity as a function of interest rate and YA$ = real income.

Suppose an increase in the growth rate in Swiss money supply, MSFr. That is, the growth rate increases.  What happens to the a) rate of inflation; b) interest rates, rSFr; c) exchange rate, ESFr/A$; d) real money balances (i.e., MSFr/PSFr); and e) liquidity (or the amount of money needed for transactions), L( rSFr)?  Explain.

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Traditional Evidence (Topic) – Foundations of Critical Enquiry (Subject)

Traditional Evidence (Topic) – Foundations of Critical Enquiry (Subject)

Project description

TASK – Traditional Evidence – A critical review of the literature on any topic relating to traditional knowledge (not scientific research) utilised in your field of interest.

Step 1 – Find at least 2 traditional evidence sources pertaining to the discipline you are studying (i.e. Naturopathy, Nutritional Medicine, etc). You will not be able to find these in standard databases for scientific research evidence.

NB: I am studying Nutritional Medicine.

Step 2 – Choose a topic that can be found in all of your traditional evidence sources that includes a disease condition (ie. Headaches) and a treatment (ie. Feverfew).

Step 3 – Write a 750 word critical review of this literature that includes the following structure:

“Do not write a collection of direct quotes from the sources as this is not really an acceptable way to write at a tertiary education level. Direct quotes should only be used when rewriting it would lose meaning and context.

Introduction – Introduce topic chosen. A little background on the topic. Introduce the literature you have found and the basis for your selection of this literature.

Main body – Explain each source of evidence and what it says on the treatment you have chosen (1 paragraph). Discuss its strengths and limitations as a source (originally written in another language, not validated by other sources at the time, information about the author if known, any other generalised conclusions you can draw pertaining to the literature.

Conclusion – See if you can draw any conclusions from what you have found (were the sources similar enough to combine their results? Did the sources raise more questions than they answered? Should there be further research into an area to assess this? Has enough evidence been compiled to draw any conclusions? Are there major gaps in the knowledge?

Step 4 – ignore

Step 5 – Include in-text referencing and a Reference list at the end of the document in Harvard Referencing Style.

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answer the questions

Paper instructions:
ANSWER EACH QUESTION IN ONE PAGE

FROM CHAPTER TWELV E:  “Physical Development and Health in Middle Childhood”

1.  Piaget maintained that a child’s level of cognitive development influences his or her understanding of health and illness.
(a)  Explain this Piagetian principle
(b)  What would it mean in terms of a school education program targeting healthy eating and obesity concerns?  (Be certain to include the information and

concerns on this issue that are presented in the chapter.)

FROM CHAPTER THIRTEEN:  “Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood”

2.  Piaget proposed that moral reasoning develops in three stages. List each of the three stages, and note the corresponding age range of the children in each

stage. Describe each stage by explaining how a child in that stage would solve a moral dilemma.

3.  “No Child Left Behind” means that each child in school will be given the opportunity to learn, and the level of learning will be monitored and remediated when

necessary. When children do not meet the objectives that have been set, school systems make difficult decisions about a student’s future. Explain the apparent conflict

between social promotion and retention.

FROM CHAPTER FOURTEEN:  “Psychosocial Development in Middle Childhood”

4.  (a)  How do children’s relationships with peers change in middle childhood, and how do they choose their friends during this period?
(b) Define and explain the differences between hostile aggression, instrumental aggression, and relational aggression. Give examples of each.

CUMULATIVE QUESTION: (25 points)

Chapter One in our text presents six fundamental aspects or “points” for which consensus regarding the development of children and adolescents has emerged (See “An

Emerging Consensus” – page 18-20).  Briefly define and discuss each concept and provide an example you have learned that demonstrates your understanding of each

concept.

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Webdesign Blogengine

Blogging Engine Coursework

Your task is to create a blogging engine that provides an administrative interface, a front end, and

a commenting system. The administrative interface will allow the site administrator to log in and

post blog entries, each including a picture, headline and blog content. The front end will be

responsible for displaying the blog posts posted in the administrative interface to visitors, with the

most recent three entries being shown on the front page by default. You will also implement a

commenting system allowing site visitors to post comments which appear on articles by providing

their name, their e-mail address and their comment.

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