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Why did you choose your topic?  How has learning about the topic affected your ideas going into this assignment? Have any of your views changed since learning more about the topic? You may also use your textbook to pick a different human rights-related topic, if you so choose. Your response must be a minimum of two pages in length, answering the questions above. Use appropriate APA style and in-text citations and references.

For this assignment, you will go to the CSU Online Library and use the Academic Search Complete database to research a topic related to human rights. In addition, once you pick your topic, you may want to do online research to find additional information; however, this is not required. Here are some examples that that you can use:  prisoner rights,  death penalty,  poverty,  women’s rights, or  LGBT rights. Research your topic and discover the issues. Describe these in a few paragraphs, starting each new response with the question it addresses:  Where is your topic most relevant in 2014?  Who is most affected by the topic?  Apply the sociological perspectives on stratification to explain how social class and stratification affect your topic.  What are some projects in place that will address the problem (suggest one if none exist yet)? SOC 1010, Introduction to Sociology 6  Why did you choose your topic?  How has learning about the topic affected your ideas going into this assignment? Have any of your views changed since learning more about the topic? You may also use your textbook to pick a different human rights-related topic, if you so choose. Your response must be a minimum of two pages in length, answering the questions above. Use appropriate APA style and in-text citations and references. 

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Choose one of the professional scenarios provided. Write a Block Business Letter (in the form of the posted example from Week 4) from the perspective of the company management. It should provide bad news and follow the guidelines outlined in Chapter 7: Delivering Bad-News Messages in BCOM7 (pages 110-128).

  • Due Date
    Monday, May 1, 20179:00 AM
    Points Possible
    150
  • Assignment 2: Block Business Letter

    Due Week 4 and worth 150 points

     

    Choose one of the professional scenarios provided. Write a Block Business Letter (in the form of the posted example from Week 4) from the perspective of the company management.  It should provide bad news and follow the guidelines outlined in Chapter 7: Delivering Bad-News Messages in BCOM7 (pages 110-128).

     

    The message should take the block business letter form from the posted example; however, you will submit your assignment to the online course shell.

     

    The block business letter must adhere to the following requirements:

    1. Content:
      1. Address the communication issue from the scenario.
      2. Provide bad-news from the company to the recipient.
      3. Concentrate on the facts of the situation and use either the inductive or deductive approach.
      4. Assume your recipient has previously requested a review of the situation via email, letter, or personal meeting with management.
    2. Format:
      1. Include the proper introductory elements (sender’s address, date, recipient’s address).
      2. Provide an appropriate and professional greeting / salutation.
      3. Single space paragraphs and double space between paragraphs.
      4. Limit the letter to one-page in length.
    3. Clarity / Mechanics:
      1. Focus on clarity, writing mechanics, and professional language/style requirements.
      2. Run spell/grammar check before submitting.

     

    Your assignment must:

    • Be typed, single-spaced within paragraphs/elements and double spaced between the paragraphs/elements, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

     

    Submitting your assignment:

    • Submit your assignment through the online course shell only.

     

    The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

    • Use writing process strategies to develop brief business documents, such as routine messages, bad news messages, and persuasive/sales messages.
    • Support ideas or claims in body paragraphs with clear details, examples, and explanations.
    • Organize ideas logically by using transitional words, phrases, and sentences.
    • Use sentence variety and effective word choice in written communication.
    • Write clearly and concisely using proper writing mechanics.

Give an explanation of the Civil Rights Act, Title VII 1964 legislation, dealing specifically with the meaning of reasonable accommodation for religious practices. ◦Click here to read the Civil Rights, Title VII 1964 legislation.

Diversity Training Manual: Part IV

 

 

 

As the new manager of human resources, you are preparing the next section of the diversity training manual, which focuses on making supervisors more aware and sensitive to religious discrimination issues.

 

 

 

This section of the training manual should include the following information:

 

•Give an explanation of the Civil Rights Act, Title VII 1964 legislation, dealing specifically with the meaning of reasonable accommodation for religious practices. ◦Click here to read the Civil Rights, Title VII 1964 legislation.

 

 

 

•For each of the 3 religious groups listed, describe and explain the following: ◦Include at least 2 religious practices that could easily be accommodated by management without any hardship for the company.

 

◦Include at least 2 practices that would be difficult to accommodate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 3 religious groups you will be examining are as follows:

 

•Orthodox Jewish

 

•Hindu

 

•The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

 

 

 

Part V:

 

As the human resources manager, you are now ready to complete your diversity training manual to be used for training and sensitizing your employees on diversity issues. This final section will cover actual legislation. You would like your employees to not only be aware of issues dealing with discrimination that may not be addressed in legislation (the moral component) but to be knowledgeable of the seriousness of the discriminatory practices that have been made into law.

 

 

 

Affirmative Action is one of the most contentious issues; its intent and the discriminatory result of applying it in practice has become a major issue in today’s workforce.

 

 

 

Using this Web site (or any others you find), write a paper of 4-6 pages that will summarize the following points and become part of the training manual:

 

•What is Affirmative Action?

 

•What was the initial intent of Affirmative-Action legislation?

 

•What did the landmark Bakke v. Regents case conclude? Click here to read the case.

 

•What was the basis for the conclusion?

 

•What are the positive and negative results of Affirmative Action legislation?

 

•In your evaluation, is Affirmative Action legislation is still appropriate?

 

 

 

References

 

 

 

Ball, H. (2000). The Bakke case. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas. Retrieved from http://lilt.ilstu.edu/gmklass/pos334/archive/ball.htm

 

 

 

Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e (1964). Retrieved from http://finduslaw.com/civil-rights-act-1964-cra-title-vii-equal-employment-opportunities-42-us-code-chapter-21

 

 

 

University of California Regents v. Bakke, 438 U.S. 265 (1978). Retrieved from the FindLaw Web site: http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/cgi-bin/getcase.pl?court=US&vol=438&invol=265

 

 

 

Submitting your assignment in APA format means, at a minimum, you will need the following:

 

1.TITLE PAGE. Remember the Running head: AND TITLE IN ALL CAPITALS

 

2.ABSTRACT. A summary of your paper, not an introduction. Begin writing in third person voice.

 

3.BODY. The body of your paper begins on the page following the title page and abstract page and must be double-spaced (be careful not to triple- or quadruple-space between paragraphs). The type face should be 12-pt. Times Roman or 12-pt. Courier in regular black type. Do not use color, bold type, or italics except as required for APA level headings and references. The deliverable length of the body of your paper for this assignment is 4-6 pages. In-body academic citations to support your decisions and analysis are required. A variety of academic sources is encouraged.

 

4.REFERENCE PAGE. References that align with your in-body academic sources are listed on the final page of your paper. The references must be in APA format using appropriate spacing, hang indention, italics, and upper and lower case usage as appropriate for the type of resource used. Remember, the Reference Page is not a bibliography but a further listing of the abbreviated in-body citations used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-body citation.

In a one-page summary, compare and contrast the results of the various studies regarding the cognitive abilities that are affected during cell phone use while driving.

Generating a Policy Proposal

Although some states and cities have passed laws to ban texting and using handheld phones while driving, there is no current law to ban all cell phone use while driving. However, according to the National Safety Council (2009), 28 percent of all crashes—1.6 million per year—are caused by cell phone use and texting by drivers. The mission of a new national nonprofit organization called FocusDriven, patterned after Mothers Against Drunk Driving, is to make phone use while driving as illegal and socially unacceptable as drunk driving. US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood supports FocusDriven and its efforts: According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, LaHood said this movement will become “an army of people traveling the countryside” to push for bans on cell phone use and tough enforcement (Schmit, 2010).

As a political advocate interested in this issue, you will be writing a policy proposal that utilizes the current research to propose a solution to the issue and submit it in this assignment.

Please note that your proposal is not an opinion/position paper, and your conclusions need to be based on the scientific research you reviewed earlier. Please follow the typical steps in proper academic writing (planning, outlining, drafting, revising, proofing, and editing) to generate the following proposal structure:

Introduction

In the introduction, you should set up the purpose for the proposal, provide a bit of background on the topic, and present your thesis.

Policy

Now that you have researched a variety of studies (in M4: Assignment 2), compile that information together to create a recommendation for policy makers regarding cell phone use while driving.

1: In a one-page summary, compare and contrast the results of the various studies regarding the cognitive abilities that are affected during cell phone use while driving.

2: Using that research, develop and explain particular recommendations for policy makers. For instance, restrict texting, or regulate the use of hand-held phones. All your recommendations must be supported by your research findings.

3: Based on the gaps in current research, describe the variables, populations, and situations which you would like to see future research address.

Conclusion

Review the important current research, your conclusions from that research, and how the future could look in both policy and research. Keep your goal in mind: To convince the reader to support your current policy proposal and future research to examine this issue more closely.

Your proposal should be written in APA style (which includes a title page with running header and a reference page), and free of typographical and grammatical errors. The body of your proposal should be 4–5 pages long.

By Monday, April 24, 2017, deliver your assignment to the M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox.

Course Project Grading Criteria and Rubric

Assignment 1 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Analysis and comparison of current research on cognitive effects of phone use, intoxication, age, and other factors while driving. (Course Objectives [CO]1 CO2)
72
Recommendations for public policy.

(CO3)

72
Recommendations for future research.

(CO2, CO3)

92
Writing Components:

Organization (16)

Usage and Mechanics (16)

APA Elements (24)

Style (8)

64
Total:
300

Use the organization you selected in Week One to write a 1,050- to 1,750-word paper that contains the following: •Explain how different leadership styles would affect group communication in your chosen organization.

Use the organization you selected in Week One to write a 1,050- to 1,750-word paper that contains the following:

•Explain how different leadership styles would affect group communication in your chosen organization.

•Analyze the different sources of power found in the organization. How might those different sources of power affect group and organizational communication?

•Given the culture in place at your chosen organization, identify the motivational theories that would be effective within that culture. Evaluate the role of communication as an element of these theories.

•Describe the commitment of the workforce to the organization and their relationship to the organization’s communication.

•Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Write a paper of no more than 1,050 words in which you complete the following: · Discuss the content of the conversation. What was communicated in the conversation, and who were the communicators?

Consider a recent interpersonal conversation you had in a business setting.

Write a paper of no more than 1,050 words in which you complete the following:

·         Discuss the content of the conversation. What was communicated in the conversation, and who were the communicators?

·         Which style best describes the method of communication you and the other person used throughout the conversation? Explain why you selected those styles.

·         How would the conversation have been different if you had used each of the different styles of communication? Explain each style and how the conversation would have been affected due to the differences.

·         How did the business setting affect your style of communication?

·         Explain each element of the transactional communication process and then describe each element as it relates to your conversation. For example, who was the sender? What was the context of your conversation?

·         In what ways did the business setting affect the transactional communication process?

Cite at least two references in your paper.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

Post your paper to the assignment link in the Gradebook.

Design a single-transistor amplifier that delivers at least ten times as much power to the load as it draws from the source.

Electrical Engineering: Single-Transistor Amplifier
Paper , Order, or Assignment Requirements

Design a single-transistor amplifier that delivers at least ten times as much power to the load as it draws from the source. In other words, the power gain must be at least 10 (10dB). The signal source has a resistance of 10kΩ and the load has a resistance of 1kΩ. Your power supply is 5V. You are allowed to use a BJT or a MOSFET, as well as any amplifier configuration of your choosing.

A SPICE template file has already been created for you and is available for download from Blackboard. It contains all the information you need besides the actual circuit. Follow the instructions given and add the rest of your circuit to make it complete. Use the instructions and analysis commands given to evaluate your amplifier.

In order to do a hand analysis with the MOSFET, you need to know the transistor parameters. The MOSFET given in the template has Vt = 1V and kn’ = 35.9μA/V2. I have fixed the W/L ratio at 500, giving kn = 17.9mA/V2. Do not change W or L.

If you use the BJT, assume β = 70.

In addition to the basic performance requirement above, a pool of bonus points will be awarded to the top performing designs. These bonus points will apply to your final grade in the course. The pool is for the entire class and will be divided up amongst the best performers. You can receive points from more than one category. The pool total is as follows:

Overall voltage gain (40 points)
Highest input resistance (40 points)
Lowest output resistance (40 points)
Lowest DC power consumption (40 points)

What significant and unusual educational, social, cultural, economic, or other barriers have you overcome in pursuit of your education?

Engineering
Paper , Order, or Assignment Requirements

The University regards the diversity of its graduate student body as an important factor in serving the educational mission of the university. We encourage you to share unique, personally important, and/or challenging factors in your background, such as work and life experiences, special interests, culture, socioeconomic status, the quality of your early educational environment, gender, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity. Please discuss how such factors would contribute to the diversity of the entering class, and hence to the experience of your classmates.

What significant and unusual educational, social, cultural, economic, or other barriers have you overcome in pursuit of your education? Describe the challenge as well as any unique insights, perspectives or skills you gained while overcoming this challenge. Describe how overcoming the aforementioned challenge will enable you to contribute to the campus community in a unique and positive manner that enhances campus diversity.

power generation from the renewable energy sources: Describe the performance of your system

Engineering
Paper , Order, or Assignment Requirements

Introduction:
· Brief description of the project & objectives (problem definition)
· Brief description of the design requirements
· A brief description of the environment (renewable energy sources that are available in Sparkyville)
· Brief description of the structure/content of this document (i.e. what will be discussed in the document, and
in what order)

Background
· Brief description of power generation from the renewable energy sources you are using (i.e. how does it work
to produce power; what energy conversions take place)
· Calculations and/or measurements of the power available from each source you are using
· Brief description of existing technology for power generation (solar collectors, turbines, etc.) that inspired
your design and how aspects of those designs appeared in your design (be sure to talk about why you chose
to use those aspects). This could also include other research that you did that helped you make your design
decisions. Cite these sources appropriately.

Design Implementation
· Include a description and picture(s) (photos) of your final system prototype.
· Final Budget & materials (should be included as a Table)
· Describe the testing procedures you used (when preparing for the final demonstration) to ensure your
design’s success (data from these tests can be included as a part of Appendix 2…be sure to direct reader to
appendix in text). This is a chance to show what your system could do under ideal conditions (especially if
you had not ideal conditions for the final demonstration)
· Describe the performance of your system, including final test results from final demonstration
o Plot of Power produced over time
o Report values that describe your system’s performance (i.e. maximum voltage, maximum power,
average power, and standard deviation of power)
o Comparison of predicted power to actual power produced (% difference)
· Include the calculated efficiency of your system