Identify three out of five skills or competencies you have acquired through participation in general education courses that will help you meet your academic and career goals.

Week 1 – Post Your Introduction

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Your introduction is due on Day 1 (Tuesday). You have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your peers.

Discussion Participation

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  • Once you have added your initial post or response, choose the “Post Reply” button.
  • If any classmates have posted, you will see their comments, along with the “Reply” button.
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  Post Your Introduction/General Education Outcomes [WLOs: 1, 2, 3] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3]

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read The Value of General Education (Links to an external site.) blog post, What Is the Purpose of Taking General Classes for a College Degree? (Links to an external site.)General Education Requirements: What’s the Point? (Links to an external site.), and Integrated General Education: A Brief Look Back articles, review the What Is CRAAP? (Links to an external site.) handout, and view the Integrating Research (Links to an external site.) tutorial and Picking Your Topic Is Research! (Links to an external site.) video.

Before writing your introduction, review the five learning outcomes for this course:

  • Apply ethical theory and moral reasoning to academic knowledge and societal concerns.
  • Utilize principles of critical thinking in problem-solving.
  • Communicate through investigative research and writing.
  • Utilize information technology skills appropriate to interdisciplinary studies.
  • Articulate the responsibility of global citizenship and multicultural understanding with regard to academic and professional pursuits.

After reviewing the five learning outcomes, post an introduction in which you

  • Identify three out of five skills or competencies you have acquired through participation in general education courses that will help you meet your academic and career goals.
  • Describe your three chosen skills and explain which activities, assignments, or courses helped you acquire them.

Your initial post is due on Day 1. Respond to at least three of your classmates before Day 7. Use the forum to get acquainted and for ongoing discussions that are not related to class content.

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Research the development and administration of the US Social Security program.

Social Security Paper (2–3 pages)  

Research the development and administration of the US Social Security program. Include its history, current structure, and calculation of benefits; also, include other benefits available through the program. 

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Factors affecting the calculation of benefits can be found at

Estimate your benefits using the Retirement Calculator.

Written projects must be:

  1. typed, double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman or Arial font, with margins no wider than one inch
  2. have footnotes or endnotes, with correct citations
  3. have a bibliography of sources used
  4. include, for each entry, the author, title, city and state of publisher, publisher’s name, year, and page numbers
  5. prepared using word processing software (Microsoft Word preferred), in a manner similar to the preparation of a written assignment for classroom submission
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What will be the expectations and requirements of the customers?

Consider the reputation service and the needs of both individual consumers and large organizations that are security conscious.

  • What will be the expectations and requirements of the customers?
  • Will small-scale consumers’ needs be different from those of enterprises?
  • Who owns the data that is being served from the reputation service?
  • What kinds of protections might a customer expect from other customers when accessing reputations?
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Advantages Of Having Goat As Emotional Support Animal

Creatures have been filling in as a source to expand oxytocin levels which is a ‘holding hormone’. They improve dopamine level that is a synapse related to remunerations, diminish cortisol levels which is the ‘stress hormone’, lessen pulse and patch up despondency, nervousness, PTSD treatment methods.  If you have a pet you should have an emotional support animal letter.

Do You Know Which Animal Was Likely The First Domesticated Animal?

The appropriate response is a goat. Indeed, goats are on the first spot on the list with regards to the principal subdued creature. People and goats share rich enthusiastic and supporting practices and will in general rely upon one another. You’ve adapted so far that creatures help people to quiet their psychological and mental conditions and help them in their intellectual treatment.  If you do not have an ESA letter you can apply for ESA letter online.

Goats have been kept as a passionate help creature since the starting when there was not so much as an idea of enthusiastic help. Individuals used to keep goats as pets and goats cultivation was one of the vintage methods for procuring.

Individuals in provincial regions actually favor goats as passionate help creatures since goats are ecologically benevolent animals. They keep untamed life sections open, turning away the heightening of toxic weeds, and helping the development of vegetables through plunge brushing.

Arising Trend Of Goat Yoga

To improve the sentiments of being admirably and sound, for example, truly and intellectually, metropolitan social orders have indicated an extraordinary expansion in goat yoga. It is a sort of creature that helped yoga treatment and the explanation is to give mental and actual solace. Individuals who experience the ill effects of mental and enthusiastic problems are recommended by LMHP to go for passionate help creatures as a piece of their treatment.

Goats are exceptionally honest and charming. Individuals who have goats as their enthusiastic help animals regularly make little homesteads for them in their yards as goats love to walk and brush. In any case, the individuals who live in leased houses need an ESA letter to keep their goat with them. Having a goat in your home is an astounding inclination, she just acts like a young kid and this encourages their proprietors to build up an awareness of certain expectations.

How Goat Can Help You Improve Your Mental Health?

It has been demonstrated experimentally that creatures assist you with improving your unwinding and upgrade the arrival of serotonin, oxytocin, and prolactin. Goats help you to diminish nervousness, decrease the sentiment of dejection, give solace, and rise mental incitement.

Goats act like quieting colleagues and an excellent interruption. You can feel genuine fulfillment when goats and particularly child goats are near.

Are Goats Beneficial For Physical Health?

Goats help you in diminishing your pulse and upgrades cardiovascular well-being. They help individuals with mental serenity which straightforwardly assists with lessening the number of their meds. Goats help you in exercise and give alleviation from body torment. Individuals who experience the ill effects of chemical imbalance regularly feel solid security with creatures and that is the reason creatures are urged to be fused in their treatment treatments. If you have other creatures, you should have an emotional support dog letter.

Other Significant Benefits Of Having Goat At Your Home

As you realize that goats are useful for mental and actual wellbeing and are best colleagues with regards to hanging out. Goats are truly social and carefree and inspire you to leave your home and blow all your social apprehensions up and appreciate life simply like ordinary people. If you want to keep your pet inside your house you should have an ESA letter for housing.

Goats give other significant advantages that are truly obvious, for example,

  • Goats give milk
  • Goat’s milk is utilized to make a cleanser
  • They help you to clear your property
  • Goats are utilized as pack creatures
  • Their much can be utilized as fuel
  • Goats are article to oversee and deal with
  • They’re reasonable to keep as ESA
  • Goats are flexible

Related Resources :

Who Can Compose An ESA Letter For You?

Records Expected To Keep An ESA Letter

Variance Between A Legal And Illegal ESA Letter

All About Emotional Support Animal Letter

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What are some important considerations when preparing to conduct KT within an Indigenous context?

Directions to Students: Knowledge Translation (KT) is an important means of influencing policy outputs that are intended to improve the health of all Canadians through the use and integration of promising practices that come out of new research. What are some important considerations when preparing to conduct KT within an Indigenous context?  

Please keep your answer to under 500 words

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Discussing government planning and/or entrepreneurial innovation.

Find a peer-reviewed scholarly journal article discussing government planning and/or entrepreneurial innovation. Complete a review of the article by writing a 2-3 page overview of the article. This will be a detailed summary of the journal article, including concepts discussed and findings. Additionally, find one other source (it does not have to be a peer-reviewed journal article) that substantiates the findings in the article you are reviewing. 

You should use Google Scholar to find these types of articles ( )

Once you find the article, you will read it and write a review of it.  This is considered a research article review.

Your paper should meet these requirements: 

  • Be approximately 3-4 pages in length, not including the required cover page and reference page.
  • Follow APA 7 guidelines. Your paper should include an introduction, a body with fully developed content, and a conclusion.
  • Support your answers with the readings from the course and at least two scholarly journal articles to support your positions, claims, and observations, in addition to your textbook. The UC Library is a great place to find resources.
  • Be clearly and well-written, concise, and logical, using excellent grammar and style techniques. You are being graded in part on the quality of your writing.
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Describing how harmony and variety are used in one of the following works of art.

Review the design principles on harmony and variety from lessons within the course and write a one-page essay describing how harmony and variety are used in one of the following works of art. Note: You can view any of these works with a search on the title of piece and the artist.

  • Mother and Child 2 by Mary Cassatt
  • Composition 8 by Wassily Kandinsky
  • Schomburg Library by Jacob Lawrence

Within the essay, be sure to address the following:

  • Include three ways the artist uses harmony.
  • Include three ways the artist uses variety.
  • Incorporate at least three art terms from the Key Terms list that follows in your essay. 
  • Key terms: contour line, value, warm colors, cool colors, shape, repetition, pattern, motif, texture, rhythm, composition, unity, primary color, geometric shape, organic shape, dominance, balance, focal point.
  • Use bold type for your chosen terms for easy identification.
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Explain the difference between performance management and performance appraisals

Discussion  One: 

  1. Explain the difference between performance management and performance appraisals and discuss the components of a performance management process. How does  performance management provide strategic value to the organization? Share an example of an employee performance goal that is aligned with an organizational performance need.
  2. Explain how performance feedback can be delivered to motivate employees and enhance performance. Discuss some strategies for managing poor performance and how and when you would use development plans to improve performance issues.

Be sure to provide the references for the sources of the information you used including the material provided in the classroom.

Discussion Two: Focus on Analytics

“With the additional responsibilities of being a strategic business partner, the modern HR function now faces greater pressure to make sound and impactful decisions. As a result, data-driven decisions have become an integral part of effective strategic HRM. To achieve strategic objectives and a competitive advantage, a growing number of organizations collect, analyze, and interpret data via HR information systems and HR analytics. More specifically, technological advances have made it easier to capture and store HR data in HR information systems, and using HR analytics, these data can be used to improve HR systems, policies, and practices and, as a result, the performance and viability of the organization. HR analysts test hypotheses to determine the best ways to manage people within the organization—or in other words, to arrive at data-driven decisions that bring the organization one step closer to meeting strategic objectives” (Bauer et al, 2018, p. 42).

Bauer, T., Erdogan, B., Caughlin, D., & Truxillo, D. (2018). Human Resource Management: People, Data, and Analytics.  SAGE Publications. 

With this in mind, study the data collection in the attached spreadsheet. Then study the slides showing how to correlate one variable with another. Lastly, complete the activity on slide 3. Attached your spreadsheet with your explanation of the results. 

Excel Spreadsheet Sample

Analytics Exercise

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About issues surrounding human genetics and eugenics

This week, we are learning about issues surrounding human genetics and eugenics, including stem cell research, cloning, and genetic testing and treatment.

  • Choose and describe a scientific technique or practice related to genetics and eugenics. Provide the rationale behind the use of this technique or practice.
  • Discuss your thoughts and ideas regarding the technique or practice. Is it ever justifiable? Why or why not?
  • Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings

Second discussion:

  • Discuss how your learning style has contributed to your academic success.
  • How can you utilize this style, or what strategies have you already implemented,
  • when completing your personalized study plan?
  • Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings

* Will need to respond to 2 classmate’s posts for each discussion, will send that after you turn in the assignment.

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Compare and contrast the election from either the Democratic or Republican side.

Compare and contrast the election from either the Democratic or Republican side. The Democrats are saying they have won while the President and the Republicans are saying they won.

In your own words

compare and contrast

the election, make sure you include facts to support your argument. If your last name is A-M your work should be in support of Democrats.

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