PHI 103 Week 3 Readings Quiz (Variant 3)

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1. A syllogism is a deductive argument that:

2. This is the name for the reasons that one presents to support a conclusion.

3. A sound deductive argument is one that:

4. If I walk for 45 minutes a day, then my heart is healthy.
My heart is not healthy.
Therefore, I do not walk 45 minutes a day.

This argument form is called:

5. An “If…then…” statement can also be called a:

6. A conjunctive argument is an argument that:

7. Some fish are guppies.
No mammals are guppies.
Therefore, no mammals are fish

This argument form is called a:

8. All sound arguments are valid, but not all valid arguments

9. One way to make an inductive argument stronger is to

10. In logic, arguments are never described as:

PHI 103 Week 4 Media Quiz (Variant 3)

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1. Alain Finkielkraut claims that the following are forms of expression that should not be free

2. A straw man argument does the following:

3. Tariq Ramadan claims that European states do not need new laws.

4. Self-destructive man in the clip from Waking Life ends his life by shooting himself.

5. David Cesarani would agree most with which of the following statements about freedom of expression?

6. Tariq Ramadan claims which of the following about speech:

7. Lisa Appignanesi claims that freedom of expression does not include the right to blaspheme against religion.

8. Kenan Malik would agree most with which of the following statements about freedom of speech:

9. Francesca Klug would agree most with which of the following claims:

10. Weasel words are used to logically support claims about the topic that is being discussed.

PHI 103 Week 4 Readings Quiz (Variant 3)

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1. Socrates claims that these are the only options that one has when one has been given a punishment by one’s society

2. Socrates claims that if he escapes Athens he will be verifying the claims that were made against him in court.

3. According to the Crito, it appears that Socrates regularly left Athens to question people around Greece.

4. Socrates claims that if he breaks Athenian law, this will happen after his death:

5. Socrates claims that it is never right to injure another human.

6. Socrates claims that one should value the opinions of the majority.

7. What does Socrates believe will happen to his children is he chooses to die?

8. Socrates claims that if he chooses to leave Athens he will be consistently living out his claims that he made in his Apology.

9. Crito claims that if Socrates does not escape from prison he will

10. Crito claims that if Socrates does not escape from prison

PHI 103 Week 4 Quiz 1 (Variant 3)

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1. “There is no solid scientific evidence for the existence of spirits; so they don’t exist.”

2. “Which are you going to do – help your mother or be a lazy bum?”

3. Sloan: “Dude you play way too many videogames.”

John: “Whatever bro! When Eternal Death Slayer III came out you were waiting in line outside the store for four hours to be the first to get it.

4. “We should have prescription drug care – would you want your grandma to suffer?”

5. Radio Announcer: “I’ll tell you what, I am appalled that this new bill about the economy is even being looked at by Congress!  The bureaucrats in Washington want us all to just sit around and forget about the fact that every day we are getting closer to losing this great nation.  I think you’ll agree with me that I don’t want our nation to collapse because a bunch of sissies are worried about people who don’t care about our country anyway!

6. “Are you a terrible person because of your upbringing?”

7. Spouse: “I know that you get angry a lot.  I’m sure that pretty soon you will hit me or something.  And what are we gonna do when we have kids?  You will probably beat them until they run out of the house and I will be left childless and abused!

8. Tom: Early humans had a simple form of music played on instruments made from animal bones and  skins.

Boris: How do you know that?

Tom: Well, no one has proved that they didn’t.

9. Friend: “It can’t be time to go to class, this game is amazing.”

10. Tommy Toker: “Laws against drug use are such a waste.  There will always be ways for people to get their hands on drugs no matter how many laws we pass.”

11. “You only think that Stanford is better because you went there.”

12. “Michael Jordan wears Hanes, so they must be the best.”

13. “The last two summers were record heat therefore global warming will soon kill us all.”

14. “Most Americans support this policy, so it must be right.”

15. “If you are born in the U.S. then you are a U.S. citizen. You were not born in the U.S. so you are not a U.S. citizen.”

16. “You only oppose her policies because you lost the election to her.”

17. “Why do I think that abortion should be illegal?  That doesn’t matter.  What matters is why you think you think it should be legal?”

18. “I am opposed to abortion because Jim is prochoice, and he’s an idiot!”

19. “If I give this homeless person a dollar then I’ll have to give the next guy a dollar and so forth … I’ll end up broke!”

20. “If you don’t pay attention in class you won’t do well on the test. You didn’t do well on the test, so you must not have paid attention in class.”

PHI 103 Week 5 Final Exam (Variant 2)

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1. The sun in Plato’s allegory is

2. Behind the “veil of color” DuBois claims that, although whites and blacks interacted in specific ways in day to day life in the South, they never:

3. DuBois would most agree with which of the following statements

4. According to Paul and Elder, well-cultivated thinkers have the following attributes:

5. According to DuBois the color line is

6. Thomas just told his friends that the racist jokes he heard them telling at lunch were never acceptable in any context and that he didn’t want to hear them again.  Thomas just displayed which intellectual trait?

7. Although Marquis had been working on research for a year, he listened to the other people at his company as they presented different conclusions after his presentation and examined their ideas in the hope of finding out new information.  Marquis displayed which intellectual virtue?

8. Which of the following standards of thinking relates to how one can verify if the answer to a question or problem is on topic?

9. This is the way that people initially find themselves in the Plato’s cave allegory.

10. DuBois claims that the new owners of industry and business in the South after the Civil War are focused on:

11. Something is a proposition if and only if it has a truth value.

12. Private property is a right of every American

13. Nietzsche collapsed in a square upon seeing a man beat a horse.

14. Do your best.

15. What people love is not the object of desire, but desire itself.

16. Is selfishness a virtue?

17. Because the mind conditions reality, it is impossible to know the thing as such.

18. Men are much less likely to have osteoporosis than women are.

19. The library at the local university has over 300,000 books.

20. Don’t you dare vote for universalized healthcare.

21. It’s December; you should take a coat with you. Even though it’s warm now, it could easily get cold later.

True or False: The statement, “it could get cold later,” is the conclusion of the argument.

22. Football is the best sport. The athletes are amazing, and it is extremely complex.

True or False: This argument has 1 premise.

23. All dogs are warm-blooded. All warm-blooded creatures are mammals. Hence, all dogs are mammals.

True or False: The sentence, “Hence, all dogs are mammals,” is a premise in this argument.

24. If companies are allowed to compete freely and with a minimum of regulation, the most profitable businesses will survive and poorly run businesses will fail. Profitable businesses are better able to contribute to the common good. Therefore it is best for all if we allow business to compete freely and with a minimum of regulation.

True or False: The sentence, “Therefore it is best for all if we allow business to compete freely and with a minimum of regulation,” is a premise in this argument.

25. If you eat candy all that candy then you will get sick. If you get sick then you won’t be able to go to the dance. If you don’t go to the dance you won’t be able to dance with Hilary. If you don’t get to dance with Hilary then you will be miserable. So you shouldn’t eat it.

What is the conclusion of this argument?

26. Since all philosophers are seekers of truth, it follows that no evil human is a seeker after truth, since no philosophers are evil humans.

True or False: The statement, “no evil human is a seeker after truth,” is the conclusion.

27. I know that Stephen has a lot of money. His parents drive Mercedes. His dogs wear cashmere sweaters, and he paid cash for his Hummer.

True or False: The statement, “His parents drive Mercedes,” is the conclusion of the argument.

28. Football is the best sport. The athletes are amazing, and it is extremely complex.

True or False: The second sentence above contains two premises.

29. Coffee is a great drink to have with breakfast.  A hot drink helps your body to warm up, and everybody can use a little extra boost of energy in the morning.

True or False: The statement, “Coffee is a great drink to have with breakfast,” is the conclusion of the argument.

30. Some apples are not bananas.  Some bananas are things that are yellow.  Therefore, some things that are yellow are not apples.

True or False: The statement, “Some bananas are things that are yellow,” is a premise.

31. If Mount Roosevelt was completed in 1940, then it’s only 72 years old.  Mount Roosevelt is not 72 years old.  Therefore, Mount Roosevelt was not completed in 1940.

32. The worldwide use of oil is projected to increase by 33 percent over the next five years.  However, reserves of oil are dwindling at a rapid rate.  That means that the price of oil will drastically increase over the next five years.

33. Almost all the people I know who are translators have their translator’s license from the ATA.  Carla is a translator.  Therefore, she must have a license from the ATA.

34. The economy will not recover any time soon.  Big businesses are struggling to keep their profits high.  This is due to the fact that consumers no longer have enough money to purchase things that are luxuries.  Most of them only buy those things that they need and don’t have much left over.  Those same businesses have been firing employees left and right.  If America’s largest businesses are losing employees, then there won’t be any jobs for the people who are already unemployed.  That means that these people will not have money to pump back into the system and the circle will continued to descend into recession.

35. Heidegger’s works are some of the most difficult to understand.  It takes years and years of reading and studying in order to learn his terminology and the way that he expresses himself.  However, the payoff of learning his expression is a greater understanding of what it means to be a philosopher.

36. I have to go work today.  Then I have to go grocery shopping.  I won’t be back until 9:00 PM tonight.  I think that you should be the one who does the laundry today.

37. Deciduous trees are trees that shed their leaves.  Maple trees are deciduous trees.  Therefore, maple trees will shed their leaves at some point during the growing season.

38. We have to focus all of our efforts on marketing because right now, we don’t have any idea of who our customers are.

39. Since all philosophers are seekers of truth, it follows that no evil human is a seeker after truth, since no philosophers are evil humans.

40. Chances are that I will not be able to get in to see Slipknot since it is an over 21 show, and Jeffrey, James, and Sloan were all carded when they tried to get in to the club.

41. Radio Announcer: “I’ll tell you what, I am appalled that this new bill about the economy is even being looked at by Congress!  The bureaucrats in Washington want us all to just sit around and forget about the fact that every day we are getting closer to losing this great nation.  I think you’ll agree with me that I don’t want our nation to collapse because a bunch of sissies are worried about people who don’t care about our country anyway!

42. “Which are you going to do – help your mother or be a lazy bum?”

43. Spouse: “I know that you get angry a lot.  I’m sure that pretty soon you will hit me or something.  And what are we gonna do when we have kids?  You will probably beat them until they run out of the house and I will be left childless and abused!

44. I wouldn’t listen to Bob.  After all, he’s just a mechanic.

45. Mom: “You shouldn’t have soaped the Crawford’s house Tommy.”

Tommy: “But Jimmy Crawford soaped our house last month.”

46. “We should have prescription drug care – would you want your grandma to suffer?”

47. “I strongly oppose the opposition’s view that we shouldn’t care about our children’s education.”

48. “If Brad Pitt’s children go that elementary school, it must be the best school in Los Angeles.”

49. TV Preacher: “You know…in the Old Testament God told people to give 10% of whatever they had as an offering to Him.  In fact, in one story, God kills 100,000 Israelites because they fail to honor his demands.  This teaching remains true to this day. Now let’s pass around the offering plates.”

50. I am pro-choice because I don’t think that women should have no rights in our society.

PHI 103 Week 5 Final Exam (Variant 3)

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1. For John Dewey, open-minded inquiry is:

2. When reading a philosophy text, the following would be a question a good student would ask while reading:

3. This is the main question that DuBois wants to examine in this essay

4. In the dialogue, Socrates claims that one must be removed from this in order to grasp the higher intellectual virtues:

5. When making inferences, it is important to:

6. Although she was angry with her sister’s position on gay marriage, Tenisha recognized that she could be wrong and needed to do more research before she drew a conclusion on this issue.  Tenisha displayed which intellectual trait?

7. This person has a fanatical commitment to ideas and beliefs that can lead to negative outcomes and/or harmful behavior:

8. Good critical thinkers:

9. The theme of DuBois’ essay is best captured by which of the following statements

10. Paul and Elder claim that all reasoning:

11. Computers have made our lives easier.

12. Hooray!

13. Do your best.

14. Do you want to drive the minivan to the movies?

15. Was it time for you to leave?

16. If we go to the movies, we will need to drive the minivan.

17. Do as we say.

18. Does the nature of reality consist in an ultimately creative impulse?

19. Why are women less likely to have heart attacks?

20. If you cannot understand the truth value of a claim, then it is not a proposition.

21. All dogs are warm-blooded. All warm-blooded creatures are mammals. Hence, all dogs are mammals.

True or False: The sentence, “Hence, all dogs are mammals,” is a premise in this argument.

22. I know that Stephen has a lot of money. His parents drive Mercedes. His dogs wear cashmere sweaters, and he paid cash for his Hummer.

True or False: The statement, “His parents drive Mercedes,” is the conclusion of the argument.

23. Football is the best sport. The athletes are amazing, and it is extremely complex.

True or False: This argument has 1 premise.

24. That candidate was caught in an election scandal and has little experience. You should not vote for him. Besides, his positions on the issues are terrible.

Which of the following is the conclusion of the argument?

25. This is not the best of all possible worlds, because the best of all possible worlds would not contain suffering, and this world contains much suffering.

True or False: This argument has two premises.

26. Joe must make a lot of money teaching philosophy, since most philosophy professors are rich.

True or False: There is no conclusion in these two propositions.

27. Guns are necessary. Guns protect people. They give people confidence that they can defend themselves. They also ensure that the government will not be able to take over its citizenry.

True or False: “Guns protect people,” is the conclusion of this argument.

28. For an arrow to reach its target, it must make it halfway to its target after it has been shot. However, once it is halfway, it must then make it half of that distance to reach the target.  It will continue to have to reach halfway of each concurrent length. Therefore, the arrow can never reach its target.

True or False: The first sentence is the conclusion of this argument.

29. All doctors are people who are committed to enhancing the health of their patients. No people who purposely harm others can consider themselves to be doctors. It follows that some people who harm others do not enhance the health of their patients.

Which of the following is the conclusion of this argument?

30. God must exist for there can be no other explanation for the order and complexity of the world. Some say there is no proof, but to me the proof is all around us.

The conclusion of this argument is:

31. We should go to see Avatar tonight.  I hear that it has amazing special effects.

32. They charge more for their services.  However, they do such a good job that it is well worth the money.

33. I felt fine until I missed lunch.  I must be feeling tired because I don’t have anything in my stomach.

34. We should go to the beach today.  It’s sunny.  The dolphins are out, and I have a bottle of fine wine.

35. The farmers in Poland have produced over 500 bushels of wheat on average the past 10 years.  This year they will produce over 500 bushels of wheat.

36. The study of philosophy makes your soul more slender, healthier, and beautiful.  You should study philosophy.

37. If she wanted me to buy her a drink, she would’ve looked over at me.  But she never looked over at me.  So that means that she doesn’t want me to buy her a drink.

38. Since all philosophers are seekers of truth, it follows that no evil human is a seeker after truth, since no philosophers are evil humans.

39. Stephen has a diploma that says he graduated from the University of California.  Therefore, Stephen must have attended the University of California.

40. Football is the best sport.  The athletes are amazing, and it is extremely complex.

41. “If I cheat on a curved test, I’ll get a better grade, so if we all cheat on the test we will all get better grades.”

42. “Houses in the U.S. with storm cellars are more often hit by tornadoes, so you shouldn’t get a storm cellar.”

43. I wouldn’t listen to Bob.  After all, he’s just a mechanic.

44. “Did you see the men land on the moon? Then how can you be so sure that it happened?”

45. Politician: “We either decide to keep the handgun laws in the city limits and maintain peace, or we revoke the laws and let the city become a modern day Wild West.”

46. “Everyone likes ‘Friends’ so it must be a good show.”

47. “If I give this homeless person a dollar then I’ll have to give the next guy a dollar and so forth … I’ll end up broke!”

48. Sloan: “Dude you play way too many videogames.”

John: “Whatever bro! When Eternal Death Slayer III came out you were waiting in line outside the store for four hours to be the first to get it.

49. I am pro-choice because I don’t think that women should have no rights in our society.

50. “You are only opposed to welfare reform because you are rich.”

PHI 103 Week 5 Final Exam (Variant 4)

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1. The sun in Plato’s allegory is

2. Behind the “veil of color” DuBois claims that, although whites and blacks interacted in specific ways in day to day life in the South, they never:

3. DuBois would most agree with which of the following statements

4. According to Paul and Elder, well-cultivated thinkers have the following attributes:

5. According to DuBois the color line is

6. Thomas just told his friends that the racist jokes he heard them telling at lunch were never acceptable in any context and that he didn’t want to hear them again.  Thomas just displayed which intellectual trait?

7. Although Marquis had been working on research for a year, he listened to the other people at his company as they presented different conclusions after his presentation and examined their ideas in the hope of finding out new information.  Marquis displayed which intellectual virtue?

8. Which of the following standards of thinking relates to how one can verify if the answer to a question or problem is on topic?

9. This is the way that people initially find themselves in the Plato’s cave allegory.

10. DuBois claims that the new owners of industry and business in the South after the Civil War are focused on:

11. Something is a proposition if and only if it has a truth value.

12. Private property is a right of every American.

13. Nietzsche collapsed in a square upon seeing a man beat a horse.

14. Do your best.

15. What people love is not the object of desire, but desire itself.

16. Is selfishness a virtue?

17. Because the mind conditions reality, it is impossible to know the thing as such.

18. Men are much less likely to have osteoporosis than women are.

19. The library at the local university has over 300,000 books.

20. Don’t you dare vote for universalized healthcare.

21. It’s December; you should take a coat with you. Even though it’s warm now, it could easily get cold later.

True or False: The statement, “it could get cold later,” is the conclusion of the argument.

22. Football is the best sport. The athletes are amazing, and it is extremely complex.

True or False: This argument has 1 premise.

23. All dogs are warm-blooded. All warm-blooded creatures are mammals. Hence, all dogs are mammals.

True or False: The sentence, “Hence, all dogs are mammals,” is a premise in this argument.

24. If companies are allowed to compete freely and with a minimum of regulation, the most profitable businesses will survive and poorly run businesses will fail. Profitable businesses are better able to contribute to the common good. Therefore it is best for all if we allow business to compete freely and with a minimum of regulation.

True or False: The sentence, “Thereforeitisbestforallifwellowbussocooooompeteeeeeeeeeeeeee freely and with a minimum of regulation,” is a premise in this argument.

25. If you eat candy all that candy then you will get sick. If you get sick then you won’t be able to go to the dance. If you don’t go to the dance you won’t be able to dance with Hilary. If you don’t get to dance with Hilary then you will be miserable. So you shouldn’t eat it.

What is the conclusion of this argument?

26. Since all philosophers are seekers of truth, it follows that no evil human is a seeker after truth, since no philosophers are evil humans.

True or False: The statement, “no evil human is a seeker after truth,” is the conclusion.

27. I know that Stephen has a lot of money. His parents drive Mercedes. His dogs wear cashmere sweaters, and he paid cash for his Hummer.

True or False: The statement, “His parents drive Mercedes,” is the conclusion of the argument.

28. Football is the best sport. The athletes are amazing, and it is extremely complex.

True or False: The second sentence above contains two premises.

29. Coffee is a great drink to have with breakfast.  A hot drink helps your body to warm up, and everybody can use a little extra boost of energy in the morning.

True or False: The statement, “Coffee is a great drink to have with breakfast,” is the conclusion of the argument.

30. Some apples are not bananas.  Some bananas are things that are yellow.  Therefore, some things that are yellow are not apples.

TruerFalseThestatementt,“Somebananasarrinthhhryelloooo,emiseeeeeeee………………..

31. If Mount Roosevelt was completed in 1940, then it’s only 72 years old.  Mount Roosevelt is not 72 years old.  Therefore, Mount Roosevelt was not completed in 1940.

32. The worldwide use of oil is projected to increase by 33 percent over the next five years.  However, reserves of oil are dwindling at a rapid rate.  That means that the price of oil will drastically increase over the next five years.

33. Almost all the people I know who are translators have their translator’s license from the ATA.  Carla is a translator.  Therefore, she must have a license from the ATA.

34. The economy will not recover any time soon.  Big businesses are struggling to keep their profits high.  This is due to the fact that consumers no longer have enough money to purchase things that are luxuries.  Most of them only buy those things that they need and don’t have much left over.  Those same businesses have been firing employees left and right.  If America’s largest businesses are losing employees, then there won’t be any jobs for the people who are already unemployed.  That means that these people will not have money to pump back into the system and the circle will continued to descend into recession.

35. Heidegger’s works are some of the most difficult to understand.  It takes years and years of reading and studying in order to learn his terminology and the way that he expresses himself.  However, the payoff of learning his expression is a greater understanding of what it means to be a philosopher.

36. I have to go work today.  Then I have to go grocery shopping.  I won’t be back until 9:00 PM tonight.  I think that you should be the one who does the laundry today.

37. Deciduous trees are trees that shed their leaves.  Maple trees are deciduous trees.  Therefore, maple trees will shed their leaves at some point during the growing season.

38. We have to focus all of our efforts on marketing because right now, we don’t have any idea of who our customers are.

39. Since all philosophers are seekers of truth, it follows that no evil human is a seeker after truth, since no philosophers are evil humans.

40. Chances are that I will not be able to get in to see Slipknot since it is an over 21 show, and Jeffrey, James, and Sloan were all carded when they tried to get in to the club.

41. Radio Announcer: “I’ll tell you what, I am appalled that this new bill about the economy is even being looked at by Congress!  The bureaucrats in Washington want us all to just sit around and forget about the fact that every day we are getting closer to losing this great nation.  I think you’ll agree with me that I don’t want our nation to collapse because a bunch of sissies are worried about people who don’t care about our country anyway!

42. “Which are you going to do – help your mother or be a lazy bum?”

43. Spouse: “I know that you get angry a lot.  I’m sure that pretty soon you will hit me or something.  And what are we gonna do when we have kids?  You will probably beat them until they run out of the house and I will be left childless and abused!

44. I wouldn’t listen to Bob.  After all, he’s just a mechanic.

45. Mom: “You shouldn’t have soaped the Crawford’s house Tommy.”

Tommy: “But Jimmy Crawfordsoapedd our house last month.”

46. “We should have prescription drug care – would you want your grandma to suffer?”

47. “I strongly oppose the opposition’s view that we shouldn’t care about our children’s education.”

48. “If Brad Pitt’s children go that elementary school, it must be the best school in Los Angeles.”

49. TV Preacher: “You know…in the Old Testament God told people to give 10% of whatever they had as an offering to Him.  In fact, in one story, God kills 100,000 Israelites because they fail to honor his demands.  This teaching remains true to this day. Now let’s pass around the offering plates.”

50. I am pro-choice because I don’t think that women should have no rights in our society.

SOC 315 Week 5 Final Paper

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The Final Research Paper is a research study addressing a country mentioned in the course. The Final Research Paper provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate the understanding of how cultures and politics affect one another, and ultimately affect social change.

Within the Final Research Paper, address the following:

1. Select a chosen culture within the developing or developed worlds listed below; or alternatively obtain your instructor’s permission to analyze a culture not listed.

2. Describe the culture’s political system.

3. Identify a problem within the selected nation’s culture.

4. Determine how the political system and the culture affect solutions as well as and the development of policies regarding the identified problem.

Potential nations to be examined:

§ China

§ Japan

§ Russia

§ Nigeria

§ South Africa

§ Germany

§ Mexico

§ India

§ Serbia

§ Bulgaria

§ Ukraine

§ Egypt

The paper must be eight to ten pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least five scholarly resources, at least three of which can be found in the Ashford Online Library, to support your claims and subclaims. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar in your online course.

SOC 315 Week 5 DQ 1 Globalization

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Globalization.

After reading “Does Globalization Help or Hurt the World’s Poor?”, please answer the following:

a. When considering the impact of globalization on the poor, what other benefits or costs to globalization should also be taken into account?

b. How do these larger benefits or costs affect your analysis of the benefits or costs to the poor?

c. In what ways do they outweigh them?

SOC 315 Week 4 DQ 2 Social Stratification Systems Caste vs. Class

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Social Stratification Systems: Caste vs. Class.

India’s caste system, in which there are four major castes, or varnas, is a social construct that is ascribed and immutable: people are born into this system and cannot move between castes. In American society, class systems, of which there are five, are social rankings based largely on economic position. In America, unlike India, one can transcend class through economic or social success. After reading “Overlapping identities under liberalization: Gender and case in India”, assess whether or not an individual can transcend class in the United States.

As you respond to your peers, address potential factors that can affect class status in the US, especially considering the influx of skilled and educated workers coming from India.

SOC 315 Week 4 DQ 1 China’s Rise to Power

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China’s Rise to Power.

After reading, “China vs. the U.S.: The case for second place”, examine how China’s rise to power compares to other cases in which a rising nation has challenged an existing superpower, such as the American challenge to British hegemony a century ago. Describe the political obstacles that China may face in integrating with an international order that has been dominated by western democracies. Evaluate whether the U.S. should attempt to contain China’s rise through containment or engagement.

SOC 315 Week 3 DQ 2 Muslims in Germany

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Muslims in Germany.

After watching the video, Muslims in Germany (http://video.pbs.org/video/1559885543), explain why you think Muslims have been seen and treated as foreigners within Germany. What cultural barriers have been erected by Germans against Muslims? Why do you think the younger generations of Muslims are more religious than their parents? What problems do Muslims in Germany face in comparison to those who live in France or the United States?

SOC 315 Week 3 DQ 1 Five Dimensions of Western Countries

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Five Dimensions of Western Countries.

There are five characteristics that Western countries share: democratic values, Christianity, Enlightenment beliefs, a common European heritage, and advanced development. Both Russia and countries in Eastern Europe share characteristics of Western and non-Western regions, but do not fit in either group. Using the characteristics listed above, differentiate between the value systems of Russia and Eastern Europe and those in the Western societies.

SOC 315 Week 3 Annotated Bibliography

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Annotated Bibliography. This week, you will produce an introductory paragraph with your thesis statement and an annotated bibliography for the Final Research Paper.

Thesis Statement: Generating a thesis statement is perhaps the most important part of the research paper process. It is essential for you to craft a strong, defendable thesis statement upon which you will base further research. Include your thesis statement within an introductory paragraph.

Annotated Bibliography: The purpose of the annotated bibliography is to assist you in developing research analysis skills including critical thinking, writing, and literature research skills. The annotated bibliography should include the following information for each source:

a. Name of the article, including the complete bibliographic citation, using APA format.

b. Summary/abstract of the article – annotation (sometimes it is helpful to ask yourself the following questions in synthesizing the information):

Who? (author)

What was done? (e.g., an experimental study investigating the interaction of short term memory and attention)

How? (was it done)

What were the findings? (identify the major ones)

Contributions? (new findings, applications, etc.)

Review the complete instructions for the Final Research Paper in Week Five of your online course or in the “Components of Course Evaluation” section of this guide. To conduct accurate research for the annotated bibliography, consider the following:

a. Research in peer-reviewed journals or other journals that are considered to have reliable information. Do not use sources from the secular press (e.g., Time, Newsweek, or Wikipedia). Review the guidelines for acceptable sources by reading the “Academic Research” section within the Student Responsibilities and Policies tab under Course Home on the left navigation toolbar in your online course.

b. Identify at least five academic sources, at least three that can be found in the Ashford Online Library. If you do find something on the World Wide Web, it must be authored and be a reliable source.

c. In these journals, the research and information is either reviewed by an editorial team (such as for the Academy of Management Review) or a group of peers (such as in many journals you find through the Ashford Online Library).