Students are required to view on Youtube (or other video platform) one full musical concert and write a three-to five page response to the performance using the information and terminology you have learned in our class.

Students are required to view on Youtube (or other video platform) one full musical concert and write a three-to five page response to the performance using the information and terminology you have learned in our class. This assignment should be typed in formal English and submitted through Blackboard.  It is due on or before midnight on Friday, April 30th (the last day of remote class).   Your chosen concert should pertain to western art music or other musical styles addressed in our class. Acceptable musical styles include all “classical” performances, opera performances, musical theater performances, jazz concerts, and concerts of non-western music (such as the music of Brazil, India, Africa, etc.). Please consider utilizing the following analytical strategies in your paper. Discuss the items that are most important and relevant to your musical experience as you consider each work on the program (please feel free to include other observations as well): • Please analyze the pieces using the five foundational questions from our...
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Between the COVID-19 pandemic response in the US and the winter electricity blackouts in Texas,

Please revisit Grover Starling. Managing the Public Sector (Book chapter synopsis handout 1) in the modules and study case 3.1: The Katrina Breakdown pages 149-156. Discussion Question: Between the COVID-19 pandemic response in the US and the winter electricity blackouts in Texas, how do the focusing events compare to Katrina Breakdown in the Book Handouts 1 that you have revisited? How do these events inform the failure or success of intergovernmental relations workings regarding responses from federal, state, and local governments? Who are major intergovernmental actors, and what are the issues in the debates about governments' response? The following content is...
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In this week’s discussion we learned about the importance of future threats and challenges to the Maritime Transportation System

In this week’s discussion we learned about the importance of future threats and challenges to the Maritime Transportation System. The threat I chose that can affect maritime in the future is maintaining a healthy ecosystem. It’s no surprise that global warming is a major effect in today’s world.  From low/ high temperatures, natural disasters, and high-level sea rise. As the days go by the world is getting warmer and the ocean is rising. Many people don’t see it as a problem, but in reality, this causes serious issues. The ocean rising can cause serious issues. For example, individuals that are located amongst the coast can face serious threats. The high rise in sea level can cause serious threats such as a category 5 hurricane. When I was stationed in Norfolk Naval Base during hurricane season, we often had to evacuate by going out to sea until the hurricane passed. However, when a hurricane hit Norfolk, we only received the minor effects (nothing...
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Constitutional Principle: Capital Punishment, 8th Amendment

Constitutional Principle: Capital Punishment, 8th Amendment   Gregg v. Georgia (1976)- Death Penalty   1. Students must select ONE United States Supreme Court case for research from the list available for review in Blackboard Learn from the Research Papers link or select ONE United States Supreme Court case not on the list. 2.  Part One-Historical Background a. Describe United States society as it relates to the case (ex. economic, cultural norms, politics, or international issues) at the time of the ruling (10%) b. Discuss the conflict which led to the case itself including describing individuals involved or the law that prompted the constitutional dispute. (10%) c. Describe the route the case took through the court system including lower court decisions (5%) 3. Part two- At the Supreme court d. Discuss the oral arguments of each side including the constitutional issues being debated before the court by both sides. (20%) e. Describe the Supreme Court opinions, both majority and minority (if applicable). Explain what their reasoning was at it applies to the meaning of...
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So, we have made it to the last week of class. I hope everyone is doing well and ready to wrap up HLSS312.

Good evening, Class. So, we have made it to the last week of class. I hope everyone is doing well and ready to wrap up HLSS312. In this week’s discussion topic, we are to pick a threat towards the maritime industry other than cyber, WMD, or small boats and how public and private security regimens address this threat. In my opinion, the 4th threat has been and remains security of vessels on the high seas from piracy. While piracy has been dealt with and not as prevalent as it has been in the past, according to a paper written by Christian Bueger at Cardiff University, piracy triggers are still emerging issues. Geography, weak law enforcement, maritime insecurity, economic dislocation, and cultural acceptability are the key points that promote and encourage piracy. These key factors are still ever-present in the maritime industry. Despite increased prosecutions of piracy and maritime vessels having armed guards on board to deter pirates from attempting to take a...
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Identify a topic or thesis relevant to this course, world history 1500-2000. Use the same one as your annotated bibliography assignment since you are already familiar with the subject.

Assignment Instructions Identify a topic or thesis relevant to this course, world history 1500-2000. Use the same one as your annotated bibliography assignment since you are already familiar with the subject. Search for five (5) websites which may be acceptable for use in a college-level history research paper. Do NOT use Wikipedia, History.com or any other encyclopedia or wiki-type site like about.com or sites that require a paid subscription. Remember that you are evaluating the website, so you may only use each one once. Write a paragraph of 200-250 words for each website to evaluate the website utilizing the criteria you learn from the library tutorial. Then specifically state whether you think that the website is or is not acceptable for academic use and why. Examples of websites which are and are unacceptable for use are found below. Assignment Format Begin by stating your topic or thesis. Provide a complete citation (as you would include it in your bibliography) for the site, including the...
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At the time of his passing in 1987, James Baldwin left behind just 30 pages of an unfinished book project titled “Remember This House.

At the time of his passing in 1987, James Baldwin left behind just 30 pages of an unfinished book project titled “Remember This House.” It was to be a personal account of the rise and fall of fellow civil rights icons Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers, and Malcolm X, each of whom he had come to know personally before their assassinations. Picking up where Baldwin left off, director Raoul Peck attempts to weave together these remaining loose narrative threads using only Baldwin’s words, via startlingly clairvoyant video clips of Baldwin in interviews or lectures, and earthily interpreted readings of Baldwin’s texts by Samuel L. Jackson. The result is an interpretive essayistic documentary that surveys how the civil rights movement and America’s failures to wholly embrace it are still frightenly relevant and continue to shape our current times. James Baldwin has long been an eloquent voice on race relations and the African-American experience, appearing in panel discussions alongside his more...
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Term Paper 2 -American Indian Religion & Philosophy

Term Paper 2 Suggested questions to answer – not required questions to answer. There are also only suggested number of pages. The course is teaching American Indian religion and philosophy – so demonstrate that you’ve done the work to have an intelligent and academic perspective. In other words, what have you learned?   American Indian Religion & Philosophy     Ceremony   Critique and Analyze the material, then Support your position.   - Introduction · In general, what are the purposes for American Indian ceremonies? What might they all have in common? · Are any American Indian ceremonies similar to what exists in other cultures?   - Function · Choose one specific ceremony covered in this course. What is the primary function of this ceremony? What is involved? · Using the same ceremony from above, what are the observable and unobservable functions of the ceremony? (How might the ceremony/activity(ies) provide a function in the family or the community?)   - Application · Choose one or more ceremonies. Give examples of how the ceremony is significant or relevant in todays’ times? Reflect on todays challenges or challenges for their community environment. · Describe or interpret how the origin...
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Identify an example of a SPECIFIC business strategy that could potentially bring in business for a small business.

 PURPOSE:  The purpose of the week one discussion is to identify specific business practices or strategies that you feel support business success. You will want to research your topic and locate an article that will offer additional information on the topic. Please make sure to share your article and include a hyperlink to the article so others may also research the topic. Make sure to use no more than 20% or outside materials to avoid plagiarism.  Respond to the following in a minimum of 175-300 words or more:  Identify an example of a SPECIFIC business strategy that could potentially bring in business for a small business. We see many businesses moving to delivery or curbside pickup to help continue business. What innovative strategies can you consider? (Avoid delivery and curbside pickup) Before writing your response, check other initial posts and to make sure your strategy has not been mentioned. If you do use the same strategy, you must offer new supporting evidence. Explain why you feel this SPECIFIC business strategy would...
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