What are 3 themes that stand out in helping you understand Arab Muslims better?

After reading and reviewing the material in the Reading & Study folder, reflect upon what you have learned and include pertinent aspects of the material in your response to the following:

What are 3 themes that stand out in helping you understand Arab Muslims better? Include 1 theme out of these that helps you better understand Islamic extremist terrorism. What is 1 question you would like to ask Rheam that Dr. Garzon did not?

Note: Terrorism is not being excused in asking you to understand something about it; indeed, you should have a balanced perspective.

My text is Hays, D. G., & Erford, B. T. (2018). Developing multicultural counseling competence: A systems approach (3rd ed.) and McGoldrick, M., Giordano, J., & Garcia-Preto, N. (Eds.) (2005). Ethnicity and family therapy (3rd ed.).

Here is an example of what someone else wrote but please do not write anything they wrote …………..

To understand Arab Muslims better it is important to have a better understanding of the culture versus religion. One area that becomes blurred between culture and religion is honor killings. Garzon (2010a) informs us that although many people may practice Islam religion, honor killings are more of a cultural practice which is also found in some Hindu and Sikh cultures. Unfortunately, sometimes the religious community will support the honor killings and the government does little to punish people for these outrageous crimes (Garzon, 2010a). Islam religion was founded by Muhammad in the 7th century. The Islamic law was originally written to help people lead lives of peace and taught respect for others. The very word Islam means peace which is contradictory of promoting violence (Hays & Erford, 2018). Regrettably, culture and society have interfered with the religious teaching which has led to violent acts carried out on Women especially. Honor killings can occur when a woman does not adhere to the social culture norms, particularly concerning sex and dating, by adopting the western culture ways (Garzon, 2010a).

A second theme in understanding Arab Muslims better is to acknowledge the stereotypes. First of all, not all Middle Eastern people are Arabs and around 80% of Middle Eastern Arabs are Muslim or adhere to the Islamic religion. Furthermore, the majority of Muslims do not even live in the Middle East, therefore, labeling all Arabs as Muslim is incorrect (Hays & Erford, 2018). Another stereotype is that all women are denied the right to education and are not allowed to choose what they wear or who they marry. Dr. Garzon (2010a) notes in his presentation that many women do have their rights, however, there are extreme cases where women are stripped from their rights and even suffer great domestic violence which can include an honor killing. According to the Islamic faith, men and women are considered equal in God’s eyes, however, it is known that local customs do sometimes play a role in suppressing women and limiting their rights in society (Hays & Erford, 2018).

A third theme which can help understand Islamic extremist terrorism is self-education and taking the perspective that not all Muslims or Middle Eastern people are in fact terrorists. Discrimination occurs when people automatically assume and stereotype all people of Middle Eastern decent as vicious harmful people. According to Garzon (2010a), the 9/11 terrorist attacks played a role in the heightened stereotyping and discrimination of Muslims, particularly in America. One thing to keep in mind is that in every culture or religion there may be several separate groups or factions operating similarly on a few aspects and extreme opposites in other areas. Awareness of these different religious variations between groups and within groups, can help to better understand why extreme terrorist groups exist (Garzon, 2010a).

One question that I would like to ask Rheam that Dr. Garzon (2010b) did not is about the stereotype of Muslim dress, especial women. I noticed that Rheam was dressed more like the American women than what is depicted on television and in the movies. Many people automatically assume that all Middle Eastern women are required to wear a head covering and long dark garments. Hays & Erford (2018) reveal that many Arab women are allowed to dress as they wish, and many choose to dress modern, especially those living in America. I would ask Rheam whether she grew up wearing modern clothing or did she make the choice to change as an adult? I also wonder if the women in Jordan get treated negatively based on their choice of modern or traditional clothing? I believe it is important to try to understand another culture by exploring for yourself and engaging with people of that culture before making assumptions and possibly fall into the cycle of stereotyping and discrimination. As Christians, we need to remember that Jesus died for everyone and that God’s love and grace extend beyond cultural and religious boundaries.

Exploring Professional Uses of Written Communication through Online Media

Primary Discussion Response is due by Friday (11:59:59pm Central).

Assignment: Research the role and purposes of social media in the professional world and investigate the media presence of an entity (company, political campaign, organization, or governmental agency related to your field of study).

Primary Discussion Response

For this assignment, you will conduct research online and through the CTU Library databases on the importance and benefits of having an online presence as a company, organization, or governmental agency. This research should focus on the general benefits of an online presence and should not be specific to the individual entity.

For the second part of the assignment, you will select 1 entity (company, organization, or governmental agency related to your field of study) and perform an analysis of its use of its Web site and social media pages, searching for the strengths and weakness, advantages and liabilities, and general effectiveness of its online presence.

Fill out this Unit 3 Discussion Board Template following these steps:

Find 4 credible sources that discuss the importance and benefits of having an online presence and using social media as a company, organization, or governmental agency. At least 2 of those sources must come from the library. Use citation generators or build a correct APA citation for each of the sources Under each citation, provide a 2-3-sentence summary of the article’s main ideas. Find and state the name of an entity (company, organization, or governmental agency related to your field of study), and in a couple sentences, explain your interest in the entity. Provide a hyperlink to 3 online sites used by the entity, including its main Web site. Sites you may investigate could include Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, YouTube, LinkedIn, podcasts, interactive chats, or any other social media platform. Present a 3-5-sentence summary of the overall effectiveness of the entity’s online presence, the quality of the written communication used across its various platforms, and a brief identification of areas where it could improve its online and social media strategy. The absence of a presence on a social media site may also warrant discussion. Do not attach the template. Instead, copy and paste your filled-out template directly into the Discussion Board. Peer Responses

Respond to 2 classmates. In your responses to your classmates, remember to be constructive and polite. Use the following questions to assist you with your responses:

What about their summaries seemed useful or interesting? Which quotations or pieces of information seemed the most persuasive? Which analysis seems the most effective to you? Why?

Analyzing the Use of Written Communication in Online Media

For this Individual Project, you will use the entity you selected for your Unit 3 discussion, along with the research you conducted for that assignment, to present a report totaling 600–800 words. The report will be on the overall effectiveness of that entity’s online presence and will have recommendations for improvement.

Using this Unit 4 Individual Project Template, complete the following for this assignment:

Research review: In 1–2 paragraphs, provide a summary of your findings on the importance of having an online and social media presence for ANY company, organization, or governmental agency. Use information from the 4 sources you chose for Unit 3, ensuring that there is at least one APA style in-text citation for each of those 4 sources in the Research Review section. You will be summarizing, synthesizing, and analyzing these sources to provide a background for your analysis and suggestions. This section focuses on why having an online presence is important for companies and organizations rather than on the entity you are analyzing in the following sections. Analysis: In 3–4 paragraphs, analyze your entity’s existing social media presence and existing Web site, addressing each of the following components: Provide an explanation of your entity’s target audience. Discuss the entity’s purpose(s) for using social media. Provide an overview of the various social media sites the entity currently uses. Discuss how often this company posts updates on these sites. Describe areas where the entity is effective in its approach to social media. Discuss the strengths of the entity’s Web site. Recommendations and conclusions: In 2–3 paragraphs, discuss specific identified areas where your entity could improve. Consider the following suggestions: Suggest the addition of more platforms to attract its target audience, offering specific guidance on which platform(s) should be added and why. Suggest how a specific platform should be used differently, including why its use needs to change. Suggest a different cadence of posts to the various platforms. For example, is the entity posting too rarely or too often? Include a specific breakdown of how often posts should be made and why. Offer suggestions for ways to gain more followers. Be specific on which strategies are more effective for which platforms. Offer suggestions for how to improve the entity’s Web site, and address the benefits of making these improvements. Finally, conclude your report by informing your audience of how taking your suggestions will benefit them in the long run, supporting these claims with outside sources. References page: Create a references page that cites all the references used in this report. Use APA formatting. You should have a minimum of 4 cited sources, at least 2 of which must have come from the CTU Library. For help with formatting your references page, check out the Introductory APA Writing Style Guide. Be sure to remove the instructions from the template prior to submission. Submit as an attachment.

Tip: Use CTU’s Writing Center, found here or in the Learning Center’s area of the Virtual Campus, for additional resources and help with your writing.

Please post this task to Submitted Assignments as a Word document.

The following grading criteria will be used to assess your report:

The Role of Project Managers

Research job boards for project manager positions. Take note of the various industries that hire project managers. Then, research statistics from the project management institute on the rate of success of projects in different industries including IT.

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

Explain project management as a discipline. Describe the industries in which project managers are in high demand. Provide evidence to support your response. Describe the general role of a project manager, and explain the primary ways in which it differs across different industries. Compare the rate of success of projects in IT and other industries. Explain the discrepancy or lack thereof. Use at least two (2) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Identify how project management improves the success of information technology projects. Use technology and information resources to research issues in IT project management. Write clearly and concisely about issues in IT project management using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

Explain waterfall methodologies and identify their relationship to the PMBOK® process groups.

Research agile methodologies including SCRUM and extreme programming (XP).

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

Explain waterfall methodologies and identify their relationship to the PMBOK® process groups. Explain agile methodologies and identify their relationship to the PMBOK® process groups. Analyze the need for waterfall and agile methodologies. Explain the advantages of extreme programming (XP) and analyze the advantages of its application in high-budget short-time projects. Explain the factors to consider when selecting a project management methodology (Waterfall vs Agile). Use at least two (2) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Identify how project management improves the success of information technology projects. Use technology and information resources to research issues in IT project management. Write clearly and concisely about issues in IT project management using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions

Compare gender and having Rx coverage

MAT 543 WEEK 2 HOMEWORK MAT 543

2-1 Your organization collects data on individual patients shown in Appendix Table 2. Identify whether each variable is measured nominally, ordinally, or as an interval/ratio variable. 2-2 What statistical measures would you use to summarize the variable for age? What about for gender? For convenience satisfaction? How would you present these graphically? 2-3 If you are interested in whether satisfaction scoring differed by the amount the individual paid as a co-pay, how would you state this inquiry as testable hypotheses (the null and alternative)? What statistical test would you run to test this hypothesis? 2-4 Perform the test defined in Table 2-3. State your conclusions.

2-5 Compare gender and having Rx coverage. State your hypotheses. Perform the appropriate statistical test and interpret.

Research a current organizational rewards system and analyze its effectiveness.

In tough economic times, it is difficult for employers to increase pay. However, compensation professionals can still use some basic rewards tools to keep employees engaged and appreciated.

In this assignment, you will use what you have learned from your readings so far in the course to research a current organizational rewards system and analyze its effectiveness.

Tasks:

Create a 2- to 3-page paper, covering the following:

Describe an example in which the organization’s rewards system was not in alignment with organizational goals and objectives; for example: firing employees that make mistakes during the problem solving phase is in direct contrast to an organizational goal of innovation and creative problem solving. Explain in detail the example. Provide an analysis of the example and a solution that would have helped improve the situation. Your proposed solutions should balance the needs of the reward system while meeting and supporting organizational goals and objectives. Support your assumptions by citing in APA format any reputable source material used for this discussion.

Merger and Acquisition

Assignment 3: Case Study—Merger and Acquisition

Throughout this course, you will review scenarios involving Company A, which has been acquired by Company B. Company A was founded in 1956 in Mobile, Alabama. The average age of its workforce is 57 and it is comprised of 40% Caucasian and 85% male. Company B was founded in 1997 in San Francisco, California. The average age of its workforce is 35 and it is comprised of 45% Caucasian and 50% male.

These two companies have been staunch competitors in the marketplace for several years and the employees of Company A are resentful of integrating with their former rival. There are many strategic and ethical challenges involved in this acquisition. A few of the goals of the acquisition project are listed below:

Managing the Communication and Information Sharing: The company wants to keep employees informed of how the acquisition will impact them. The company wants to be sure that they provide enough information to satisfy the employees, but not provide so much that the employees feel overwhelmed. The company wants to be sure that the timing of the communication matches their execution of the changes within the two organizations.

Managing the Consolidation and Changes: There is no doubt that there will be layoffs as a result of the acquisition. The company wants to do what is best for the acquisition in a way that inflicts the least amount of harm to the existing employees. The company wants to make the decisions about who to layoff in the fairest way possible. The company wants to try and limit exposure to potential discrimination (age and gender) stemming from the layoffs.

Managing the Relocations of Some the Employees: Another impact of acquisitions is that employees may be asked to relocate in order to maintain employment in the newly formed organization. The company wants to manage the expenses and potential disruption with the relocations. The company wants to assess relocations verses hiring new employees locally. Let us look at the role and responsibilities of HR managers regarding managing the company’s goals related to the recent acquisition.

Instructions:

You have a wide variety of employees encompassing different ages, genders, and ethnic backgrounds represented in these two companies. As a Strategic HR Director, your goal is to create a workforce that will effectively move the newly formed company forward.

Now, address the following issues:

Identify all of the information you would need to effectively manage the three goals above. Identify the challenges and potential issues related to implementing the three goals above. Develop recommendations for strategies to address these challenges and help the newly formed company meet its goals. Write a five-to-seven-page report in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M1_A3.doc. For example, if your name is John Smith, your document will be named SmithJ_M1_A3.doc.

Demonstrate your ability to complete an outline literature search on a topic of interest.

This Project is for a my research class in my bachelors in science of nursing. I am a Registered Nurse.

The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate your ability to complete an outline literature search on a topic of interest. This assignment is preparatory work and practice for your EBP Quality Improvement Group paper and poster. Instructions: 1. Choose a problem faced by clients in your practice area that you think is important ans would like to learn more about. 2. You may use your PICOT question 3. Write a five (5) page literature review paper on the standing knowledge of the chosen question. 4. Include a minimum of five (5) journal articles, at least three (3) from nursing journals. 5. Follow APA style rules.

Descriptive Research

Scenarios:

A researcher wants to know why individuals in Community A have a higher rate of a rare form of cancer when compared to those living in Community B. To find out the reasons for the differences in cancer rates in these two communities, the investigator surveyed residents about their lifestyle, noted the types of businesses that were present in the community and searched medical records. The researcher found that the headquarters for the Toxico Chemical Plant is located in Community A, there is a higher rate of cigarette smoking in this community and residents tended to delay or skip going to the doctor for an annual checkup. In Community B, the largest employer was a department store and on average, residents did not smoke as much as residents from Community A. However, like individuals from Community A, Community B residents tended to delay or skip their annual checkup with their doctor. Instructions: Read the scenario above. Answer the following questions: What makes this a descriptive study? Why did the researcher collect information about the lifestyle of community residents? What about the type of businesses present in each community? Medical records? Can the investigator establish that the chemical plant and cigarette smoking are the cause for the higher rate of cancer among those in Community A? Can the investigator establish that lower smoking rates and the absence of a chemical factory explains the lower rate of cancer among those in Community B? Your post should be a minimum of 250-300 words. Back up your arguments with reliable evidence.

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