Decolonization and the World Wars: First, Second and “Cold” in the 20th century

This course asks you to consider how people in different societies interacted with each other across time and space, and the role that “culture” played in shaping those interactions. This assignment requires you to choose one cross-cultural interaction to evaluate. While you need to pick a specific topic, we encourage you to think expansively when it comes to interpreting the interaction you have chosen. You do not need to limit yourself to traditional ways of recounting events nor to conventional actors. Remember that race, ethnic identity, gender and class are all important when evaluating cross-cultural encounters and helping us to understand why people make particular choices in specific circumstances.

Method: Your paper must make an argument – a defensible claim – based on careful analysis of at least one primary source, supported by the use of at least one secondary source. The challenge is to develop a question that is answerable (i.e. not too broad and general) and that sheds lights on one of the big themes that animates this class (i.e. not too narrow). You may not use primary sources assigned in this class as the basis of this paper; however, you may refer to them if relevant and include them in your bibliography. You may not use sources found on the Internet, including but not limited to Wikipedia.

REQUIREMENTS: 7-10 pages, 12-point font, double-spaced, standard 1-inch margins, and printed on one side – do not double-side your papers! Use Chicago Manual of Style citations.   If you need additional guidance, use William Kelleher Storey’s Writing History: A Manual for Students.

Topics: You must choose from the following themes and chronological periods (broad examples follow).

* Encounters in the Age of Exploration, 15th-17th centuries
Spain and Portugal in the Americas and Africa, The Spread of Christianity, Slavery, Global Exchanges After 1492, * European Missions in Asia

* Industry and Empire, mid 18th to mid-19th centuries
Market relations, industrial “revolution,” the rise of labor, globalized markets

*The Age of Modern Empires: Imperial Expansion in Africa and Asia, 19th century
The Opium Wars, The Meiji Restoration, The Scramble for Africa, India and Southeast Asia

* Decolonization and the World Wars: First, Second and “Cold” in the 20th century
The Russian Revolution, Revolutions in Asia and Latin America, The Emergence of the “First, Second and Third” Worlds.

In an essay of at least 750 words, write a textual analysis of either ONE of the following three essays we read for class:

ASSIGNMENT
In an essay of at least 750 words, write a textual analysis of either ONE of the following three essays we read for class:

“And Now a Game from Our Sponsor” The Economist.

Your goal in this essay is to analyze the rhetoric in the article you choose and assess the validity of the argument. You are also permitted to include a personal response to the argument in only ONE section of your essay, so make sure you do NOT make an argument about the issue or the TOPIC of the essay the focal point of your essay.

YOU ARE ANALYZING the WAY the argument is presented and if that way is working/ valid. Your task is to analyze the rhetorical (persuasive) power of the article. You must follow the organizational format that I have included below for this assignment, but do not use headings.

For physical therapy is ‟Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.” How will you embody this vision as a future physical therapist?

For physical therapy is ‟Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.” How will you embody this vision as a future physical therapist?

Describe your decision making process in choosing physical therapy as a career choice versus other health care careers.

Statement of Professional Goals

Submit an essay that outlines your professional goals and gives your reasons for selecting physical therapy as a career.

What are your goals for your professional career as physical therapy? Please include career goals and how you think public health will enhance your potential as a health professional.

What is your understanding of the various roles and functions of physical therapy as a health profession?

Why do you want to attend a physical therapy program with a strong problem based curriculum design?

Give examples from your life of how you have demonstrated the independent thinking, problem solving abilities, group interaction skills, and self-discipline necessary to succeed in a problem based curriculum. Include any specific training, experiences, or special interests in physical therapy.

This assignment is to deliver a 3-minute public presentation about your vision for the revision of the Nutrition Facts Label

This assignment is to deliver a 3-minute public presentation about your vision for the revision of the Nutrition Facts Label. You have one of three options:

1. Defend the current Nutrition Facts label.
2. Defend the FDA’s proposed Nutrition Facts label
3. Provide a proposal for how the Nutrition Facts label should appear.

Your presentation should be submitted in written format.

The Final: The Nature of Creativity – Behind the Scenes of the Making of a Shakespearean Sonnet

The Final:
The Nature of Creativity – Behind the Scenes of the Making of a Shakespearean Sonnet

After creating a presentation on creativity (your presentation may take the form of photographs, drawings, collages, poem/spoken word, music, video, dance (video) or any other form of expression):
Write a paper explaining your presentation to be posted to the assignment area. Please include your presentation, images and links to any material.

You will write a short Op / Ed on a topic of relevance to this course (i.e. a Canadian cultural, social, regional, environmental issue).

Overview: You will write a short Op / Ed on a topic of relevance to this course (i.e. a Canadian cultural, social, regional, environmental issue). An effective Op/Ed is a highly focused informed opinion piece that aims to persuade a reader of the author’s point of view on a particular issue and inspire action / change. “Op /Ed” is named such since it appears in a publication (e.g. newspaper) opposite the editorial and is an invited article (i.e. not written by media staff but by an academic, business leader, politician or other prominent citizen).

Details: Mindful of the guidelines below, write an Op /Ed (700-1000 words). Your topic should relate to some Canadian issue relevant to this course (e.g. on Canadian or regional identities, faultlines, social injustices, environmental concerns). Your Op/Ed should have a good title, the body of the work and a properly constructed bibliography with at least 8 sources. Note: Op/Eds do not usually have a bibliography but for this assignment I do want to assess the quality of your sources and your ability to reference using APA. Although an Op/Ed is a shorter format you are expected to put in research / effort fitting a term project at a third year university level.

Please choose recommenders who are able to provide specific answers to the following questions: -How long and in what capacity have you known the applicant?

Please choose recommenders who are able to provide specific answers to the following questions:

-How long and in what capacity have you known the applicant?
-How does the applicant stand out from others in a similar capacity?
-Please give an example of the applicant’s impact on a person, group, or organization.
-Please give a representative example of how the applicant interacts with other people.
-Which of the applicant’s personal or professional characteristics would you change?
-If you are an academic/technical recommender, please tell us how well the applicant mastered the subject you taught or supervised and in what ways did the applicant demonstrate this mastery.
-Please tell us anything else you think we should know about this applicant.

The purpose of this assignment is to gain knowledge on the impact of teen pregnancy on other people’s lives through conducting a key informant interview.

The purpose of this assignment is to gain knowledge on the impact of teen pregnancy on other people’s lives through conducting a key informant interview.

A key informant is a person who is not only knowledgeable about teenage pregnancy, but one who can express his/her thoughts, feelings, experiences, insights and perspectives about the issue. **I have already completed this part of the assignment, and my key informant was Janet (I will keep her last name anonymous for now to respect her privacy), and she is a teen sexual health educator. I have attached a written transcript of my interview with her. **

Using your key informant’s personal experiences, professional experiences and other insights that they have about teen pregnancy and parenting, you are to write a 6-8 page paper discussing how these experiences or insights may inform program development, policy or advocacy in the field of teen pregnancy.

Some requirements for this paper:

1. 6-8 pages minimum
2. This paper needs to show an understanding of the key informant interview and how the information attained from the key informant applies to the topic of teen pregnancy prevention and intervention. In other words, how can this interview help inform/improve teen pregnancy prevention and intervention programs and policies?
3. You should include an introduction and summary/conclusion to your paper.
4. Pay attention to the way you write the paper. Be aware of your own style of writing and please check all spelling, grammar and punctuation. Don’t only count on spell check!
5. APA style is required for this paper

In our textbook, Kolin recommends not listing volunteer work on a resume unless it’s directly relevant to your career goals. Can you think of exceptions to his rule? Would there be situations where a description of volunteer work, unrelated to career plans, would strengthen your resume?

Choose 4 of the 5 questions, and, using your knowledge of resume and cover letter best practices, outlined in Kolin, as well as your own personal experience of resume/cover letter writing, answer the 4 questions that interest you the most.
Answer 4 of the 5 questions below. Show me that you understand the best practices for a standard resume and cover letter, as outlined in Kolin, and that you have planned your own online resume and cover letter very thoughtfully.

1. In our textbook, Kolin recommends not listing volunteer work on a resume unless it’s directly relevant to your career goals. Can you think of exceptions to his rule? Would there be situations where a description of volunteer work, unrelated to career plans, would strengthen your resume?

2. Here is a final sentence that my WRD 202 students often use on their cover letters: “Thank you for contacting me at the above telepone number.” Evaluate this sentence. Is it upbeat and confident or overly aggressive? What would Kolin recommend? Would you feel comfortable using this sentence? Why or why not?

3. My son Vince was president of his fraternity for two years and had many responsibilities, including organinzing rush three times a year, collecting rent at the house, and speaking regularly to support staff at the Dean of Students office. Should he include this position on his resume? Why or why not? Can you think of a situation where this information might strengthen a recent grad’s resume?

5. Kolin explains that recent college grads should place their educational credentials BEFORE their workplace credentials on the resume and cover letter. Can you think of some situations where it would be better for a recent grad to post work experience first? Please be specific.

What makes a work of literature a “classic”? Introduce a work of literature you believe should be considered a “classic” and explain why you believe this is the case.

1. What makes a work of literature a “classic”? Introduce a work of literature you believe should be considered a “classic” and explain why you believe this is the case.
2. In this unit you considered poetry, which is rarely a best-seller. Why might poetry be less popular than fiction? What are some of the unique benefits poetry can offer to the reader or listener?