Short Film To Watch And Note-Taking Activity

Activity 1

As you watch the short film, note down:

1- Times you see examples of individualism (individuals achieving things on their own through their own merit and hard work). Include the event and the actual time  you see it in the film.  Ex= (4:04).

2- Times you see examples of collectivism (groups of people working together to achieve things). Include the event and the actual time  you see it in the film.  Ex= (4:04).

3- Helpful information that will provide context for your readers about the ideas in the film (so, important details about who, what, when, where, why, and how that will help them understand the examples you’ll be providing later). Include the event and the actual time  you see it in the film.  Ex= (4:04).

The Film

Film 1: “SAL CASTRO & the 1968 East LA Walkouts” uploaded by Alison Sotomayor

“SAL CASTRO & the 1968 East LA Walkouts” (链接到外部网站。)The March on Washington: How the Movement Began

Activity 2

At the end of your notes, write a sentence or two explaining which you concept saw more in the video:  individualism or collectivism. 

The Journey Of A Corporate Whistleblower

You have a 5 to 6-page double-spaced APA paper based on the required reading of, Extraordinary circumstances: The journey of a corporate whistleblower (Cooper, 2009). Discuss the following questions demonstrating what you have learned, cite with at least 3 relevant sources.

1. Exploring the context of the corporate culture at WorldCom, explain the philosophy of CEO Bernie Ebbers and how he pressured staff to cook the books. What roles did David Myers, Scott Sullivan, Buford (Buddy) Yates, Betty Vinson, Troy Normand, and Charles Cannada play?

2. When Cynthia Cooper and her staff had started their investigative work, which had to be done at night, in secrecy, discuss what you found to be internal control weaknesses within the company and why Bernie Ebbers prohibited Cooper from using the words internal controls in audit report.

3. Conclude your paper by recommending what might be done to help mitigate this type of massive corporate fraud in the future.

“Rebooting Banking” Case Study: Development Bank of Singapore

Assignment #1

“Rebooting Banking” Case Study: Development Bank of Singapore

Instructions  

Read the Development Bank of Singapore case study and respond to these prompts in no more than 1,000 words:

  1. Are the strategic responses by DBS to the threat of tech companies appropriate? Are they effective? What else could DBS do?
  • What challenges do you think Piyush Gupta will face in steering the four-decade-old DBS against, for instance, a four-year-old technology start-up?
  • Outline a high-level strategy that DBS might devise to counter the threat of disintermediation posed by decentralized, peer-to-peer banking services. Be creative!

Individual Personal Values Art Project

This project consists of:
1) An artwork that connects a topic from this semester with your own values and ethics.
2) An artist statement: A 1 page (max) write-up of the topical issue, a reflection of how your own values connect to this topic.
We will hold an art gallery-style exhibition online for the first part of the session in Week 14. We will then continue into an open Q&A session for final projects and presentations for the remainder of class time.

From the list of class topics, think about a specific topic/concern that resonated with you. How might you showcase your personal values in relation to this topic? How might you represent this topic, and create a personally meaningful work of art?

Part 1: Part one is an artistic representation of your professional values statement. This piece of art should be a reflection on our class activities/topics so far and should include a manifestation of your moral philosophy. This assignment can take many forms and be as complex as you’d like to make it.

By creating an artistic rending of your professional values, you give your workplace values more thought and take the exercise seriously. The end result can be whatever you’d like it to be. 

You may create: Poems, drawings/paintings (From charcoal, watercolors, crayon, to pencil sketches), collages, digital artwork, sculpture, etc.

Note: Please use any materials you have at home, at your disposal. You are in no way required to go to a store or to purchase additional materials. You can certainly create digital artworks, spoken word pieces, poems, collages, or other forms of art that utilize the tools at hand.

Deliverable 1: A picture /video/ file of your artwork to be uploaded to iLearn by Week 13.

Grading Rubric for Part 1: 5: Creativity and time well spent. | 3: solid effort, low in creativity. | 1-2: half-spirited effort.

Part 2: The second part is a reflection of your art piece. The assignment is a succinct 1-page personal values statement. You should cite a specific topic in the text and at least 2 other legitimate reference sources in your reflection. Please use APA format for the citations. 

The format of the statement can vary: it could be (1) a label or accompanying explanation of your art; 2) “All-employee” memos from a CEO; (3) Newspaper editorials; (4) Public speeches; (5) Values statements for your actual business, (6) Others

Deliverable 2: Your artist statement will be due on iLearn by Week 13.

Grading Rubric for Part 2:

5: Professionally written with no spelling/grammar errors. Clear references with citations. Identifies & convincingly articulates 2 or more moral frameworks to guide decisions.

3: Professionally written, but with spelling/grammar errors. Clear references with citations. Identifies & convincingly articulates a moral framework to guide decisions.

0-2: Unclear, haphazard writing. Spelling/grammar errors. Lacks references with citations. Moral framework guiding decisions is unclear.

Overview of Tools used in Digital Forensics

Writing a term paper APA style on:

 “Overview of Tools used in Digital Forensics”

Instructions:

10 pages, 1.5 lines spacing, Times new Roman

5 references

To Include:

Abstract:

  1. Introduction
  2. Background 
  3. Current Issues and Suggest Topics
  4. Methods, Techniques, and Evaluations
  5. Future Works
  6. Summary
  7. References

Grading rubric:

Comprehension of Assignment (Addressed the question completely and thoroughly. Provided additional supporting evidence, demonstrating a full comprehension of subject matter): 20 percent

– Application of Course Knowledge and Content (Thorough technical application of course knowledge and content in a complete and concise manner): 20 percent

– Organization of Ideas (Original ideas are effectively developed and presented in a logical, sequential order throughout the entire assignment. Includes adequate and appropriate supporting evidence): 20 percent

– Writing Skills (Mechanics (spelling, grammar, and punctuation) are flawless, including proficient demonstration of citations and formatting throughout the entire assignment): 20 percent

– Research Skills (Accurate and applicable use of resources relevant to the subject matter that enhance the overall assignment): 20 percent

What are the key challenges or struggles the author or the historical figure faced?

1. W3D2 Lumumba Reading

Please read pp. 55-77

2. W4D1 Ida B. Wells Reading

Please read pp. 188-189 (Stop before “While emigration…”); pp. 201 (after the break) to pp. 208 (read to the break); pp. 217-229.

Reading Review Questions: 

Please provide 3 sentence responses for EACH of the questions below. (Both readings will answer the following questions) Students must respond to BOTH of the readings that will be discussed in this section. Documents must be submitted as .doc or .docx (Microsoft word) files.

1. Who is the author, or, if different from the author, who is the historical figure examined in the reading?

2. What are the key challenges or struggles the author or the historical figure faced?

3. Whom do you think was the audience for the biography?

For these two readings. Please write the answers to the two readings in one file, you should separate their answers, not write them together . Please mark the corresponding question numbers in each reading

Essay Assignment The Five Pillars Of Islam

For this module, you will write and submit a thoughtful and detailed essay, of at least 1500 words, in response to the specific assigned essay question provided below.

The assigned essay question is drawn directly from both of this module’s two Explorations. Your essay should provide a relevant, thorough, and detailed response to the question below, drawing directly upon both of our Exploration readings in carefully crafting your response.

 Instructions

  1. Write and submit a thoughtful, thorough, substantial essay, of at least 1500 words, in direct response to the assigned essay question below. The essay should have a focused and clear thesis statement, including your claim and several specific supporting points.
  2. Draw directly upon our two Explorations for this module in carefully crafting your detailed response to the essay question.
  3. In responding to the question, carefully review, reflect upon, and attempt to integrate material drawn from BOTH of this module’s Explorations (7 & 8).
  4. Please, double-space your essay, and include your name at the top of its first page.
  5. Be sure to duly CITE any additional outside sources you might also choose to draw upon in writing your essay (whether directly quoting from them, or merely paraphrasing from them).
  6. CCCOnline automatically scans all student papers with plagiarism detection software. Avoid plagiarism by ensuring that any/all verbatim passages drawn from sources are always presented as direct quotes (within quotation marks), and also that both direct quotes, as well as paraphrased material, are followed by in-text citations identifying their sources.
  7. Don’t forget to include a bibliography or “works cited” page at the end!
  8. Carefully proofread your essay prior to submission, in order to correct any typos, spelling errors, or grammatical glitches.
  9. Review the Essay Rubric prior to submitting your assignment.
  10. See the Course Schedule for module start/end dates and all due dates.
  11. Submit your outline to the Assignment Submission Folder before its deadline when the module closes (by 11:59 PM MST on the module’s last day). 

Essay Question

Consider the exploration of Islam in this Module and do some additional research and reading to respond to the following essay prompts:

  • What are the Five Pillars of Islam? Describe them in some depth and detail.
  • Going beyond superficial description of what they physically entail, what might their pious performance mean on a deeper level to devout Muslims?
  • Beyond just mechanically or obediently “going through the motions” of fulfilling them as religious obligations, How might the Five Pillars impact, enrich, reinforce, or more deeply and meaningfully “resonate” with the spiritual life of thoughtful, reflective, and faithful Muslims?

Movie: Seventy-two Tenants

Movie: Seventy-two Tenants (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elWEFDqTf7s)

After watching the movie, you should write two arguments, and the reading and the movie should use quote

Requirement:

1. Purpose: to cultivate the habits of critical reading by making arguments and providing evidence 

2. Content: identify an argument (not merely a topic) from a required reading (with direct quotations and page numbers) and discuss it in relation to the designated film of the day 

3. Focus: your ability to articulate someone else’ argument and state your interpretation of a film in relation to that argument; mere factual information or plot summary won’t count as argument 

4. Length: 1 double-space page or 350 words for each short paper; the portion in excess of the limit will not be graded for credit 

5. Grading: out of 10 points for each commentary, 3 for identification of an argument and logical transition, 3 points for film discussion focused on details, and 4 for writing (grammar, expression, coherence, style)

6. Make sure you have a clear argument or statement: find a focus to organize your writing

7. A general plot or characterization summary earns little credit

8. Analyze film in detail (e.g., mise-en-scene, smiles or other facial expressions, camera angles)

9. Rephrase key words for better connection between the reading and your film analysis (e.g., metaphor, allegory, realism)

10. Always use the readings assigned in the same week as primary films; the same formula for commentaries 2-3

11. You only need to quote from 1 reading in the week, NOT 1 from each reading in the week

12. Your quote must be relevant to the rest of your discussion

13. Avoid a long quote or 2 or more quotes in a commentary

14. Similarly, avoid discussing 2 or more ideas because there is no space to do that adequately

15. Proofread your paper or grade yourself to improve before submitting

16. No need for a separate Works Cited page, but use in-text reference (e.g., Teo, page #)

Historical Research Paper

In this module, you will take the research that you have collected from your sources, your bibliography, and your draft thesis statement and outline and create a 5 – 7 page (1250 – 1750 word) rough draft of your research paper.

Instructions

The purpose of this assignment is to help you organize your argument and the evidence you have to support it, and to receive feedback that you can use to create a polished final draft at the end of the course. **Remember that this must be argumentative.  You cannot simply list facts about this topic, but instead must take a position on an issue and prove this position.**

A draft is just that, a rough sketch of what you want to say in your final essay. It is an opportunity to receive feedback from your instructor on your work, but it is also an opportunity for you to get your thoughts down on paper, move away from them, come back with fresh eyes and revise. A draft need not be polished or perfect – it should be rough and that’s okay. The biggest mistake you can make with a draft is getting stuck with writer’s block because you think the draft isn’t good enough. Drafts aren’t supposed to be perfect – they are supposed to help you think about your work, and let others give you some ideas on how to improve.

  • Your final historical research paper should include an introduction with a clear thesis statement, at least five paragraphs (probably more) that address topics that support your claims, and a strong conclusion that summarizes your argument. Attach your final bibliography (not annotated) at the end and include a cover page (in all formats) with your name, date, and the title of the paper. The title should be more than the topic, and should give the reader a sense of what the paper is about. Some examples:
    • Paul Revere: Statesman and Craftsman
    • The Salem Witch Trials: Fear and Superstition on the Frontier
    • The Frontier: A Meeting of Cultures and Ambitions
  • Make sure each paragraph contains at least one quote or other supporting evidence from your research, and that you use all your sources – primary and secondary (including the scholarly journal article). Primary sources do provide the best evidence, and a variety of sources provide event better evidence than a reliance on one or two sources. Always extrapolate quotations. Follow quotes with your own analysis or comments and explain how that evidence supports your argument.
  • Quotations should be no more than two – three lines long. People tend to skip over longer quotes. All quotes must be cited as appropriate for the format you have selected – in-text citations for APA and MLA, or Notes for Chicago Style. Remember quotations also require a page number if available in all the formats. Even though quotations are important as support, the majority of your paper (roughly 85%) should by your own words of analysis.
  • You may use illustrations or photographs as sources, but these should not be included in the body of the paper. If you decide that you must include these images, they should be attached as appendices and those pages do not count toward your page length or word count.
  • The body of your paper should be 5 – 7 pages in length, double spaced, not including the cover page, or the bibliography. This is roughly 1250 – 1750 words. Your rough draft is expected to be as complete as possible as this will also be submitted for peer review, but receiving some feedback is better than none – so make sure you submit what you have completed by the due date noted on the Course Schedule. This should be one document in .docx or .rtf format (no PDFs!).

One final reminder – Drafts need not be perfect, as you will edit and revise it. It is better to turn something in for feedback, than to turn nothing in and have no information on how to improve the paper late. 

The Land of the Dead

The title of the first part part of the book is “The Land of the Dead.” How does this title help you understand the thematic concerns of this part?  How do the different voices featured in this part of the book connect with this title?

Length: 200 words (the Canvas text entry box has a word counter in the lower right-hand corner)

MLA Format: Italicize the book title; chapter titles should go in quotation marks. Cite page numbers.