Define literary realism.

Assignment 2: Project Paper  

The Project Paper focuses on a suggested topic related to art, history, or literature, with important examples and themes that still resonate today for one’s professional or personal life. The project will reflect your views and interpretation of the topic. This project is designed to help you stretch your mind and your abilities to be the creative, innovative, and critical thinker you already are! 
Choose one (1) of the topics from the list of topic choices below. Read the topic carefully. Write a three to four (3-4) page paper (750-1,000 words) that responds to each of the items described in the topic. (Exception is the video presentation of the first topic below which is a different communication form).
For the topic you choose:

Support your ideas with specific, illustrative examples. If there are questions or points associated with your chosen topic, be sure to answer all of the listed questions and address all of the items in that topic. If your topic asks you to do several things related to the topic, be sure to do each of the things listed.
The listed topics each have a certain presentation format or writing genre with it (video, essay, poem, etc), and each topic involves looking at a distinct form of presentation (oral speech, novel, visual art, poetry, etc.  And each topic involves some sort of challenge or theme that is relevant to modern work and life.  Be creative and admire the creativity of others.
Follow the instructions below for what sources to use and what formatting to use in layout and referencing.  Avoid sources that are not good academic quality for college writing (Wikipedia is one example).  Do NOT use any source that provides or sells college essays. 

Note: Your instructor may require you to submit your topic choice for approval before the end of Week 5.
Topic choices (pick 1):

Office Art Video. Video Presentation. Your boss (or CEO), who knows you have been taking a humanities class since he pays for your tuition reimbursement, has tasked you with managing the art budget for your company, expecting you to choose various pieces of art for the new corporate offices. (Note: Replicas of the works are acceptable since they are more cost-efficient and you are working on a budget.)  After introducing your company and what it does, include the following for your boss:

Identify and show three (3) examples of paintings or sculptures from the period between 1600 and 1850, andthree (3) paintings or sculptures from the period between 1850 and 1950.   Identify the style of each selection, the artist and date, and the key information or subject matter. 
Explain the historical significance or context of each piece.
Describe the appearance of each your six (6) choices to your boss so he or she will realize some of the specific qualities of each piece. Explain where each would be placed in the corporate offices (or hotel or complex) and explain why.
Explain how each piece “fits” your company’s overall (or desired) corporate image or products. What does each piece of art say about your company.

   The video presentation will be no longer than 5-to-7 minutes and will include slides.  You will also have to submit a references sheet with this option. Your instructor may provide more detailed instructions.

Harlem Renaissance Poets. Essay & Poem. Choose two (2) poems by different authors from the Harlem Renaissance. Write an essay that:

Describes each author’s role and importance within the Harlem Renaissance.
Identify the elements in each of their poems in which you see evidence of the “double-consciousness” being expressed by each author.
Fully describe at least two (2) primary themes you see in the poetry written during this time period, referring to specific lines in each of the poems.
Discuss how these lines challenge or inspire you for your personal life or profession.

Women Challenge their Audience. Essay. Lessons in Public Speaking:  Two women of very different backgrounds and language skills gave effective speeches in the cause of abolition.  Read the speeches and the background of them.Angelina Grimke Weld’s speech in Philadelphia in 1838:  http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/grimke.html   ;   the background of that speech is at   http://eloquentwoman.blogspot.com/2016/09/famous-speech-friday-angelina-grimkes.html .  Sojourner Truth’s famous 1851 speech and its background:  https://www.nps.gov/articles/sojourner-truth.htm .  Also see background in chapter 29 (p. 963) of our class text.  Then write an essay that includes the following:    

Biographical information for each woman, emphasizing elements especially relevant to the speeches.
Describe the obstacles and limitations each faced that normally would hinder the making of these speeches. 
Using specific lines, show or illustrate effective speaking methods that helped them connect to the audience.  
Describe two lessons you learn from these examples that could be of value to you for communications in your professional life. 

What Price Progress?  Essay:  Economic Change and Consequences. Our class text has four short reading selections from Charles Dickens, known for his literary realism in the mid-1800s, when many struggled trying to adapt to unrelenting economic changes.  The readings are Old Curiosity Shop (p. 922); Sketches by Boz (p. 923); Dombey and Son (p. 927), and Hard Times (pp. 928-9).  Select just one of these readings. Then write an essay that includes the following:   

Summarize the main ideas in the selection you chose, including the thesis or main point, and five important details
Considering descriptions in our class text and other sources, explain conditions in London at this time, including housing, labor, and family life.
Define literary realism and show how Dickens uses the technique in this selection.  Identify Dickens’ reasons for wanting changes for the struggling poor in London.  
Describe two lessons you learn from this inquiry about the problems and responsibilities and skills needed in facing today’s unrelenting economic changes.   

Other topic choice recommended and approved by the professor and supported by the grading rubric.

The Project Paper will be graded on:

The level to which the instructions were followed.
The extent to which all four (4) parts in the topic were addressed.
The adequacy of information, examples, and details which support the general claim or main idea.
The clarity and relevance of the explanations and descriptions.
Adherence to standard rules of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
The inclusion and use of the sources identified above for your topic (the Sayre text book and any other sources/links given).  Also, the use of at least one other relevant, good quality source found in our online Library. (Other sources not meeting these criteria should not be used).
 The sources used will be documented in your paper using the SWS style (see below). 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS).   The format is different than others Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details. 
Include a title page containing the title of the assignment, your name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date of submission. The title page and the source list are not included in the required length (750 words minimum). The body of the paper must be double-spaced between lines and must use paragraphing.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Explain how key social, cultural, and artistic contributions contribute to historical changes.
Explain the importance of situating a society’s cultural and artistic expressions within a historical context.
Examine the influences of intellectual, religious, political, and socio-economic forces on social, cultural, and artistic expressions.
Identify major historical developments in world cultures from the Renaissance to the contemporary period.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in the study of world cultures.

Write clearly and concisely about world cultures using proper writing mechanics
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric found here.

Demonstrate understanding of the basic fundamentals of communication.

Revise the two (2) emails below to remove problematic content and help these students construct polite, effective email messages instead.
Scenario 1:
Susan is unhappy with her grade in her college class. She wants to clarify what she can do to improve in the course. She also feels like venting her frustrations to her professor due to the many hours she is spending studying and writing papers (which may or may not be a good idea). She decides to email her professor; however, before she hits SEND, she asks you, her friend, to take a look at the email.
Reading the email, you note a lack of civility, polarizing language, and other unethical language (given the context). Help Susan rewrite her email, so she can express her concerns over her poor grade politely and ask for help from the professor.
Susan’s Email:
(No greeting) I want to know why my grade was so bad. I spent hours finding sources and writing that paper and it was graded unfair. My friend wrote her paper the night before it was due and got a better grade. I know most professors grade hard but this is ridiculous. I felt good when I submitted the paper but now I feel like crap. I guess I am going to fail. (No closing)
Scenario 2:
Don is worried about passing his college class due to some low grades. He wants to ask his professor for help to pass the class. He decides to email his professor; however, before he hits SEND, he decides to ask you, his friend, to take a look at the email.
Reading the email, you note a lack of civility, poor manners, and poor grammar in Don’s email. Help Don rewrite the email, so he can express his concerns and appropriately seek help from the professor.
Don’s Email:
(No greeting) Yo teach. I dunno no way to pass this class. What I gotta do to pass? (No closing)
Instructions:

Revise both emails.
Create two (2) new email messages of one to two (1-2) paragraphs each for a total of two to four (2-4) paragraphs.
Create an appropriate greeting and closing for each email.
Target the appropriate professional audience.
Use appropriate language for professional audience.
Use appropriate email formatting.
Follow appropriate netiquette rules for electronic communication.
Meet the 100-to-200-word minimum requirement for each email revision.
Use correct sentence mechanics, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, single-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with 1-inch margins on all sides. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, student’s name, professor’s name, course, and date. (The cover page is not included in the required page count.)

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Demonstrate understanding of the basic fundamentals of communication.
Develop and practice communication skills, including skills in verbal, nonverbal, listening, writing, interpersonal, perception, and critical thinking as appropriate for the audience.
Relate to the interpersonal and organizational dynamics that affect communication in organizations.
Analyze and assess effective communication.
Use correct sentence mechanics, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in communications.
Write clearly and concisely about communications using proper writing mechanics.

Click here to view the grading rubric.

What is grappling, and why is it important?

RESPOND TO STUDENTS 100 words

Yarianie post  100 words
 
When it comes down to Freud, childhood experience shapes personality. The conditions of physical drive satisfaction in early life determine character structure. A strong ego, capable of umpiring the forces of the unconscious, must develop gradually, protected from psychic trauma and supported by nurturant and guiding parents in areas it cannot yet master. From a Freudian perspective, the parents are credited or more often blamed for the child’s personality. Three important stages before the age of 5 shape personality, if a child’s needs are met in these early years, and if there is not traumatic experience then healthy development occurs. The third of these stages occurs from about age 3 to 5, a critical time for the development of masculinity(In boys) and a sense of morality (superego).

DONTAVIS POST 100 words
 
At birth baby can be quiet or energetic at that time. When we used the word temperament its referred to when kids behavior and emotional reactions from early life onward, this is caused by biological factors. After birth environmental factors and maturation interact with a child temperament to shape their personality. Also having to do  with personality is the brain, hormones and neurotransmitters. I have a little cousin at birth he was quiet baby after couple months went by he started crying little more wanting to be pick up. He was involved in baby shaking syndrome where he had small bleed on brain and fractured arm. Now as we come past that incident he has become very temperament. You can give him spanking and it does nothing to him at all.

ADRIANA POST 100 words
 
A focus on personality dynamics are the motivations that direct a certain type of behavior. Motivation drives behavior into a certain direction. There are theories that suggest motives change from one person to another. Their motives can be driven by sexual motivation, developmental motivation, achievement motivation, power motivation, or nurture motivation. 
The motivation that direct an individuals behavior has always fascinated me. In my line of work there are incentives that drive individuals to meet goals, but those incentives do not work on some. This makes me analyze a persons behavior and figure out another way to motivate employees. Some care about achieving goals and standing out individually, others are motivated by income and family, while some want to develop their skills and move up in the company. 
Motivation does change the behavior of most. If at the end of the road the set incentive is not what the individual is motivated by they will give the minimal amount of work. Everyone is different and it shows in the behavior. 
We have ways to motivate people at work. If we add an incentive to complete a task that includes cash some people work really hard to complete the task first others would rather not have the cash but some time off to be with their families. 

 What is grappling, and why is it important? How does grappling relate to your ability to think critically? Describe a time when you used grappling in your personal or professional life, and discuss the effect it had on the outcome of the situation. 50 words

In your own words, what is critical thinking?
Do you believe the payoff of critical thinking is worth the effort?
Why or why not? 50 words
  
What are the three basic functions of the mind? What role does each function serve? 50 words

Give primary examples of music today (besides national anthems) that is characterized by nationalism.

There are 2 discussions in this post. Please complete both.

World Cultures II:
Please respond in a primary posting of at least 200 words. In addition, please make a substantive comment of at least 100 words to at least one [1] of your classmates. Subsequent comments may be shorter.

Select one (1) composition by Tchaikovsky that you enjoy. Describe the music and subject matter of that work, and explain why you enjoy it. Explain the key reasons why you believe that compositions by Tchaikovsky continue to be popular with contemporary orchestras and audiences. Passionate nationalism, like Tchaikovsky’s for Russia, could be a feature of Romantic art and music and in the arts of the late 1800s. Give primary examples of music today (besides national anthems) that is characterized by nationalism.

Select two (2) paintings depicting females by both a male artist and female artist named within the Explore section. Compare and contrast these two (2) depictions of women, and comment on any general tendencies that you detect among artists of that era in this respect. Compare this situation in the late 1800s to the way females are depicted in our own modern times, using at least one (1) specific modern example.

Explore:
Tchaikovsky

Chapter 31 (pp.1039-1040), famous overture and ballet music compositions; review the Week 6 “Music Folder”
Audio of musical compositions on Tchaikovsky webpage , Kennedy Center Website at http://www.kennedy-center.org/artist/C3651
Video clip of Tchaikovsky (1812 Overture) at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrsYD46W1U0

Artists’ Depictions of Women

Chapters 31 and 32, depictions of women by male artists Manet, Degas, Dewing, Eakins and by female artists Cassatt, Morisot, Haudecort-Lescot, Sara M. Peale
National Museum of Women in the Arts at http://www.nmwa.org/explore/collection-highlights/18th%E2%80%9319th-century
National Gallery of Art (search by artist name) at http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/Collection/artists.html?pageNumber=1

Communications 101:
You have been planning a family vacation for months. You have booked the hotel and purchased non-refundable airline tickets. One week before you are scheduled to go on your vacation, a coworker has told your manager that he needs to take the next week off, your vacation week, for a family emergency. Your manager has told you that you have to miss your vacation in order to cover your coworker’s shift, which means you will lose your hotel deposit and airline tickets. Your coworker has had several family emergencies during the past six months. You have been willing to cover for him until now.

Identify your conflict management style.
Share how you would approach your manager and coworker.
Discuss the possible outcomes of your approach to your manager and coworker.

provide an evaluation of the efficacy of using telehealth with mild, moderate, and severe mental health disorders.

 
Prior to beginning work on this discussion, please watch the Virtual Clinic  (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. video and review the Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology (2013). Be sure to also read Baker and Bufka (2011), “Preparing for the Telehealth World: Navigating Legal, Regulatory, Reimbursement, and Ethical Issues in an Electronic Age,” Harris and Younggren (2011), “Risk Management in the Digital World,” Luxton et al. (2014), “Best Practices for Remote Psychological Assessment Via Telehealth Technologies,” and Gros et al. (2013), “Delivery of Evidence-Based Psychotherapy via Video Telehealth” articles.
In your initial post, provide an evaluation of the efficacy of using telehealth with mild, moderate, and severe mental health disorders. As part of your evaluation, assess the integration of evidence-based practices into the telehealth trend in psychotherapy. Consider the population, specialty, and treatment preferences you identified in the Week One Creating a Specialist Website interactive assignment, and assess the appropriateness of using telephone, text-based, virtual clinics, and/or video telehealth given your client focus, specialty, and treatment preference(s). Analyze ethical and professional issues you might encounter and explain the risks and benefits of using these delivery methods with your identified treatment population.

video  https://fod.infobase.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?Token=47751&aid=18596&Plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=480&ref

Identify a non-verbal communication concept which could positively or negatively affect communication in an interculturalsetting.

   
Textbook Readings
Ting-Toomey & Chung: ch. 7

Thread Prompt: Identify a non-verbal communication concept (a form or boundary) addressed in the reading and discuss how this could positively or negatively affect communication and gospel witness in an interculturalsetting.

Address some aspect of social media use in the workplace.

 Develop a PowerPoint presentation (12-18 slides in length).  It should include a title slide, an agenda slide, body content slides, a closing slide, and a references slide (if applicable). All slides count toward the required length.
The content should focus on some aspect of social media use in the workplace.  Potential examples include the importance of companies embracing social media, advertising through social media, policies involving social media, proper professional communication through social media platforms, or any number of other angles.
The presentation must be submitted in .PPT or .PPTX format.  Any other submission formats will be returned ungraded.
The PowerPoint presentation must adhere to the following requirements:

Content:

Address some aspect of social media use in the workplace.
Organize the presentation in a clear, logical manner.
Provide between 12-18 total slides.
Assume your target audience is familiar with the overall concept of social media.

Format:

Follow the design requirements from Chapter 12-3 (pages 218-223) in BCOM9.
Format the PowerPoint presentation with headings on each slide, and two to three (2-3) relevant graphics (photographs, graphs, clip art, etc.) throughout the presentation (not per slide), ensuring that the presentation is visually appealing and readable from 18 feet away.
Open with an engaging introduction (including one title slide and one introduction slide).
For the body of your presentation, cover the main points of your subject. Create slides that reinforce and illustrate your main ideas.
For your single closing slide, finish with a memorable wrap-up statement that refocuses on the purpose of your presentation.
Slides should cite any relevant outside sources using footnotes on relevant slides (the source should be clearly visible to the audience) OR in APA format (in-text citations on slides and an included references page at the end of the presentation).  Choose one method or the other (do not mix both).

Clarity / Mechanics:

Focus on clarity, writing mechanics, and professional language/style requirements.
Run spell/grammar check before submitting.

Your assignment must be completed in PowerPoint (using either .PPT or .PPTX format). Your professor may provide additional instructions.
Assignments must be submitted through the online course shell only.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Plan, create, and evaluate professional documents.
Write clearly, coherently, and persuasively using proper grammar, mechanics, and formatting appropriate to the situation.
Deliver professional information to various audiences using appropriate tone, style, and format.
Develop presentation skills for use in the professional environment.

Explain how a healthy church is the goal for discipleship.

 All assignments must be at least 5 pages and in current Turabian format. Each assignment must include a bibliography with a minimum of 5 scholarly sources   

For this assignment, you will explain how a healthy church is the goal for discipleship. Next, you will examine your personal church or ministry context and identify the top 3 areas that your organization needs to focus on to create a healthier body of Christ. Finally, discuss some initial steps your organization could take to improve its spiritual health.

Once you accept the work I will send you the User name and passowrd.

Book Reading Link  https://app.wordsearchbible.com/reader

Earley & Dempsey: chs. 20–22
Putman et al.: chs. 5–6

Describe the cognitive-behavioral model of the maintenance of bulimia nervosa.

  
Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read the PSY650 Week Three Treatment Plan and Case 9: Bulimia Nervosa in Gorenstein and Comer (2014). Please also read the Waller, Gray, Hinrichsen, Mounford, Lawson, and Patient (2014) “Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa and Atypical Bulimic Nervosa: Effectiveness in Clinical Settings,”Halmi (2013) “Perplexities of Treatment Resistance in Eating Disorders,” and DeJesse and Zelman (2013) “Promoting Optimal Collaboration Between Mental Health Providers and Nutritionists in the Treatment of Eating Disorders” articles.
Assess the evidence-based practices implemented in this case study. In your paper, please include the following.
· Explain the connection between each theoretical orientation used by Dr. Heston and the treatment intervention plans utilized in the case.
· Describe the cognitive-behavioral model of the maintenance of bulimia nervosa.
· Explain why Rita was reluctant to participate in Dr. Heston’s request for her to keep a record of her eating behaviors. Use information from the Halmi (2013) article “Perplexities of Treatment Resistance in Eating Disorders” to help support your statements.
· Recommend outside providers (psychiatrists, medical doctors, nutritionists, social workers, holistic practitioners, etc.) to the assist Rita in achieving her treatment goals. Use information from the DeJesse and Zelman (2013) “Promoting Optimal Collaboration between Mental Health Providers and Nutritionists in the Treatment of Eating Disorders” article to help support your recommendations.
· Describe some of the challenges and ethical issues that Dr. Heston may encounter when working collaboratively with the professionals that you recommended.  Apply ethical principles and standards of psychology relevant to your description of Dr. Heston’s potential collaboration with outside providers.
· Evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment interventions implemented by Dr. Heston, supporting your statements with information from the case and two to three peer-reviewed articles from the Ashford University Library.
· Recommend three additional treatment interventions that would be appropriate in this case. The recommended articles for this week may be useful in generating your response to this criterion. Justify your selections with information from the case.
The Case Analysis – Collaborating with Outside Providers
· Must be 4 to 5 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined 
· Must include a separate title page with the following:
o Title of paper
o Student’s name
o Course name and number
o Instructor’s name
o Date submitted

How do you define digital presence?

  
Pull up the job description for your “dream job.” My dream job is to be a teacher. What are the essential skills, knowledge, experience, education, etc? Based on where you are today, are you a competitive candidate? What goals can you set to ensure you are ready to “land the job” after graduation? 150 words 

 
A portfolio highlighting your college experience is a useful tool during the job search process (and beyond). What information should you include in your portfolio? How can this information help perspective employers evaluate your skill sets? 150 words

 
What University of Phoenix resources are available to help you establish career goals and find a job? 150 words

 
How do you define digital presence? Assess your current social media accounts. Do you have a strong digital presence? Is your digital presence professional or in need of polish? 150 words

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