SOC101 week 2 assignment

Theorist of Choice

The text, Sociology: Beyond Common Sense, describes many individuals who have contributed to our current view of sociology, including:

  • Auguste Comte
  • Emile Durkheim
  • Karl Marx
  • Max Webber
  • Harriet Martineau
  • Jane Addams
  • W.E.B. Dubois
  • Erving Goffman
  • George Herbert Mead
  • Robert Merton

From the list provided, identify one theorist whose work regarding society you found most interesting. Using the knowledge you have gained thus far in this course, write a paper that describes the theory or work aligned to the chosen theorist and provide three reasons why you chose this theorist. Use scholarly resources to support your thesis.

The paper must be three to four pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style Ashford Writing Center Essay. You must use at least two scholarly resources (at least one of which must be found in the Ashford Library) other than the textbook to support your claims. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page.

Ecology 1

It is easy to criticize society for not using renewable resources, but in reality, how difficult would this transition be? What processes and procedures would be involved? How would such a transition be made?

The purpose of this assignment is for you to consider what type of energy your neighborhood is currently powered by and what it would really take to convert this source to a renewable one. How much would it take to switch your community to a renewable resource and what would this mean for the environment?

For the assignment, complete the following:

  • Identify three primary types of energy that powers your home as well as all of the homes in your community. You may find this information on your community Web site or the Web sites of the local power companies. For example, your community may use electricity and solar panels.
  • Explain how the sources of energy you identified impact the environment. Consider the following:
    • Does the use of these types of energy resource have a negative impact on the environment in your area?
    • Does your community have nuclear waste to dispose of?
    • Has your community always used these three power sources? If so, how do you feel this has impacted the environment over time?
    • How much of an impact have these sources of energy had on local air and water quality?
  • Considering the current source(s) of power available, determine how much energy your house uses each month. You can find this information on your monthly energy bill.

    Calculate your annual usage for a year. Using this value, estimate the energy consumption for your community. The US Census Bureau is one resource you can use to estimate the number of households in your community.

    You can use the following formulae for this calculation:

    (monthly energy usage) × (12 months per year) = (household energy usage per year);

    (yearly energy estimate for your house) × (estimated number of houses in your community) = (estimated yearly energy use for your community)

    The following is an example of the above calculation:

    52.8 kilowatt hours (kwh) per month × 12 months = 633.6 kwh;

    633.6 kwh × 200 houses in your community = 126,720 kwh

  • Recommend a realistic, renewable resource to power your community, using your calculated power needs. Consider the following sources: hydropower, solar power, wind turbines, and geothermal energy.
    • Which source would be the best for your community?
    • Justify your choice based on the kind of resources that are available, how much power these alternative sources can produce, and your estimated energy demands for the community.
  • Having recommended an alternative power source, conclude by addressing the following:
    • How realistic is this alternative power source for your community?
    • How will people in your community respond to energy conversion? Will they support it or be against it? Give reasons.
    • How expensive would it be to convert to the alternative power source you recommended? How would this new source impact the environment?
    • What organisms would benefit most from this conversion?

Support your statements with appropriate examples and approximately 4–6 credible resources.

Write an 8–10-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A1.doc.


Unit III Article Critique

You are to choose an article from the CSU Online Library database. The article may cover a topic presented in this unit. The article itself must be more than one page in length.Some suggested topics include:

  •   environmental case studies,
  •   environmental toxicology,
  •   environmental chemistry,
  •   environmental exposure to pollutants,
  •   persistent chemicals in the environment,
  •   environment and toxicology, or
  •   pollution and health effects.

    The assignment must include the following components:

  1. a brief introduction to the article,
  2. a summary and analysis of the key points of the article,
  3. a decision on whether or not the article supports the concepts as presented in the textbook, and
  4. a summary of the article’s conclusions and your own opinions.

The assignment must be a minimum of two pages but no more than four pages in length, double-spaced, and in APA style. Ensure you use APA references and in-text citations in your critique.

Cahuilla Native Americans

Write a 525- to 700-word paper answering the following:

Select an official Native American group (Cahuilla Native Americans ). Specifically answer these questions:

  • Where are they located in the U.S. today?
  • Were they forcibly removed from their ancestral lands? How?
  • Do they have a reservation today?
  • What is their legal standing with the U.S. government?
  • How many enrolled members are there in the tribe?
  • How is tribal membership defined?
  • What form of government do they practice? Can both men and women be on the governing body?
  • Do they have an official language other than English or Spanish? Is the language taught in Indian schools?

Format your presentation consistent with appropriate course-level APA guidelines and a reference list, if needed.


SC160 Assignment 03 Basic Biology

Directions: Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth

College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double-spaced pages; refer to the &quote; Assignment Format & quote; page located on the Course Home page for specific format requirements.

Integrate by discussion the properties of life, basic chemical terminology, and molecules and compounds of a cell necessary for life. Include the basic anatomy and physiology of a cell and describe how cell respiration, photosynthesis, and cell reproduction occur in a succinct manner.

Include a brief discussion about Mendel’s Laws and an overview of DNA structure and function.

Conclude with a discussion of cancer and the mechanisms of gene control.


1.)What type of air mass would you likely find forming in Arizona?

2.)In your own words, explain how air would circulate around the globe if the Earth were not rotating.

3.)In your own words, explain how wind forms.  What two factors cause winds to deviate?

4.)Recall from your reading about thunderstorm basics to answer: Explain why thunderstorms are most common in the early afternoon and evening.

5.)You awake one winter morning to snow falling. When you look out your window at noon, the snow had changed to rain, and later in the afternoon sleet was falling. This later turned to snow. As you are driving home from work, evening rain was freezing on bridges and roadways as glaze. Describe the vertical temperature strata for each type of precipitation and how such a sequence of precipitation might occur.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

6.)In your own words, contrast terrestrial and Jovian planets.

7.)In your own words, briefly describe how a black hole forms

8.)In your own words, explain why Pluto was “demoted” to a dwarf planet.

9.)How is Earth unique as compared to other planets in our solar system? How is it similar? And finally, what geologic information might we obtain by visiting Mars or Venus that would be similar to what we see on Earth? Your response should be at least 200 words in length

Water quality, treatment, safe drinking water.


The Paper

should meet the following criteria:

  1. It should be typed doubled space and 5 pages.
  2. The format should have title, text with subtopics, summary and references.
  3. Reference style should be similar to the following:


Mian LS, Maag H, Tacal JV. 2002. Isolation of Salmonella from muscoid flies at
commercial animal establishments in San Bernardino County. Journal of Vector Ecology 27: 82-85.




  1. Water: Water quality, treatment, safe drinking water.

Journal Sources


American Journal of Public Health

Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and toxicology

Emerging Infectious Diseases*

Environmental Science and Technology

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Journal of Air Pollution Control Association

Journal of Environmental Health*

Journal of Food Protection

Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association*

Journal of the American Water Works Association

Journal of Medical Entomology*

Journal of Vector Ecology*

Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health

Journal of Water Pollution Control Association

Science, Journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science*

Water and Sewage Works


Writing Assignment: Assessment 

  1. Demonstrates understanding of scientific writing: summarizes key points and sections; understands what needs to be cited; sections have contents appropriate; graphics integrated into and integral to the paper; discussion synthesizes results with literature; shows evidence of analytical thinking.
  1. Content, comprehension , and development of ideas: follows assignment topic (A. Hazard ID- toxicological data & hazards
  1. Dose-­response assessment—exposure vs probability of health effects
  2. Exposure assessment—extent of human exposure to toxicants
  3. Risk characterization—estimation of the magnitude of human risk.); has a title that fits paper; has sufficient data and information; has appropriate and challenging content; evidence of original work (no copy/cut and paste); defines technical terms, used appropriately, not gratuitously; paraphrases correctly and accurately; stays on topic; conclusion captures main points/objectives.
  1. Organization and structure: clearly organized; introduction sets up paper and specific points follow in order; flows with a topic sentence, repetition of key words; topic sentences focus paragraphs; shows an understanding of transitional phrases;.
  1. Documenting and citing: adequate citing; paraphrases without excessive quoting; sources introduced appropriately; follows appropriate documentation style; citations to match references.
  2. Mechanics: correct labeling of tables and figures; correct word choice; correct tenses; subject/verb agreement (e.g., data were); punctuation, comma use; correct use of italics; correct sentence structure and syntax; and concise language appropriate to science.