Cultural Interview

Pick a person to interview who has had a different cultural experience than you. Maybe the person or person’s family is from a different region or country. Other forms of diversity or difference are acceptable too. You may interview someone of any age, and it is OK if he or she is a co-worker, neighbor, friend, relative, spouse, or someone else you know.

However, please keep in mind the spirit of the assignment. If you are interviewing someone you know well, please work hard in the interview to gain a deeper insight and appreciation for their experience. Please conduct the interview face-to-face, through Skype/Face Time, or over the phone. The interview should be a minimum of 20 minutes long. Please take notes during the interview. If the interviewee gives you permission,you can record the interview to help you later when writing your assignment.

It is not required to record or video tape the interview. You will not be turning in any recordings. You will be turning in a written assignment based on your interview.

Written Assignment Overview:

Write a two-page essay about your interview experience. Your essay should include

an introduction of your interviewee, summary of the interview answers in essay format, discussion of how the interview content relates to course concepts, and a final section with some concluding thoughts about the interview experience.

You will be required to use the following headings: Introduction, Summary of Interview, Culture & Geography, and Conclusion.


Philosophy Essay

*the writer needs to read the READINGS theres a total of 4 readings to this essay.

*provide notes for each reading.

Here is the prompt: Based on the works of Hobbes, Locke, and Sandel’s two chapters, write an essay that takes a philosophical stance on the current issue of gun control laws. 

This current event, gun control, is chosen as a way to get you to think about and apply the philosophical principles.   We are interested in the differences between Hobbesian, Lockean, libertarian and utilitarian principles of justice.  Therefore you can take whatever position you like, so long as you explain the philosophical principles and defend your position against the philosophical objections.  Your essay must compare and contrast the Hobbesian, the Lockean-libertarian, and the utilitarian principles of justice as they pertain to the issue of gun control laws.  You are really using the gun control situation to talk about philosophy.  You will not be graded up or down for taking a certain position.  You will be graded on the completeness and correctness of your understanding of the principles of justice.

You should approach this essay in several steps.  The first step is to understand the philosophical principles of justice of each position.   Second, see how those principles of justice determine certain views on the issue of gun control.  Third, write the essay… be sure to explain the philosophical principles and the issues, defending the one you think it best, and critiquing the one’s you think are wrong.

Assignment 3: The Application Paper

using the textbook and Argosy Online Library references that you may select, write a paper (minimum 750 words) using APA standards, that answers the questions below.

First, from the Argosy University online library, select one of the following articles to read:

Fantasia, Rick. (1995). From class consciousness to culture, action, and social organization. Annual Review of Sociology, 21, p. 267-289.

Martin, Karin A. (1998). Becoming a gendered body. American Sociological Review, 63(4), p. 494-511.

McKinlay, John B., Lin, Ting, Freund, Karen, & Moskowitz, Mark. (2002). The Unexpected influence of physician attributes on clinical decisions: Results of an experiment. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 43(1), p. 92-106.

Second, answer the following questions in an organized essay:

  • 1. What is the social problem the researchers are investigating?
  • 2. What is the research method (i.e.: survey, participant observation, experiment, secondary sources) used by the researchers?
  • 3. What were the results or findings of the research?
  • 4. What do you think would be a good solution to the social problem?


For each extreme environment, discuss:

A.What makes this environment extreme? Why would most lifeforms find it hard to survive there? (about 100words for each environment)
B. What type of lifeform does exist in this extreme environment? How does it survive? (about 100 words for each environment)

C. Where might this lifeform be found on other planets or moons? Give examples in our solar system. (about 100 words for each environment)

Note on Citations: For assignments you should simply cite the title, author (or publisher) and date of the article along with the URL

health field disabled children and adults

“Getting Started With the Internet” Please respond to the following:

Jennifer Gefsky, founder of Après, saw an opportunity to start her own business and used the Internet to make it happen. She learned how to search the web to do this effectively.

  1. Go online and find one website that relates to something you are interested in or that relates to your career.
  2. Copy and paste the link of your website in the discussion area and describe what you learned from reading it.

Once you have posted your response, respond to at least one of your peers, briefly reviewing their selected website and providing feedback

Chapter 5 – Groups, Organizations, and Bureaucracies

200 words


In your textbook, Janis provides examples of how he believes groupthink has influenced American History.

Do you agree with his claims?

Can you think of other significant decisions made by our President or Congress where groupthink may have played a part?

What are some examples of groupthink in your life?

Have you ever found yourself seeking to conform in a group situation that resulted in a narrow view of some issue? Explain?

What are some of the steps a group might take to reduce or eliminate groupthink?

project propsal about LGBTQ and the Workplace

 You will write a proposal, one page, typed, double spaced, 12 point font in Times New Roman, 1) clarifying your project, 2) why this topic is of interest to you and 3) the benefits of raising awareness of your chosen topic.


. Project Proposal: Each student is responsible for producing a summary proposal, one page, typed.

  • One, typed page identifying what you plan on doing.
  • Clarify your vision and define a plan of action (How will you chose to present; Poster board, power point; create a fun game to raise awareness, etc.) for the project.
  • What is the desired outcome (particularly, how will your project raise awareness)?

So my topic is LGBTQ and the Workplace.. and I choose powerpoint to present it..