I uploaded an instruction file containing the information on how the proposal should be written and the style/structure. The proposal is to be used later for the term paper, but for the time being just focus as much as you can to write an excellent proposal, also in the instruction file for the proposal you will find Rubric for the proposal on the second page.
Refer to the attached PDF for all information as well as the attached spreadsheet. Complete parts 1 and 2 in the PDF.
FULLY COMPLETE assignment
Scholarly/analytic critique of a journal article (20%). You will select a scholarly article based on original research (research that uses primary data) in the field of urban studies and write an analytical critique of it. Your paper will summarize the research undertaken, discuss the approach and methodology chosen for the research and offer an opinion as to whether these were appropriate to the research; you will also offer an opinion on the credibility of the data produced and the conclusions drawn. This is not a ‘book report’. You are expected to engage with the issues raised in the article and to conclude by pointing out questions arising from these issues and how they were addressed (or not) by the author/s. Questions you may want to ask yourself include:
1. Has the author formulated a problem/issue?
2. Is it clearly defined? Is its significance (scope, severity, relevance) clearly established?
3. Could the problem have been approached more effectively from another perspective?
4. What is the author’s research orientation (e.g., interpretive, critical science, combination)?
5. What is the author’s theoretical framework (e.g., psychological, developmental, feminist)?
6. What is the relationship between the theoretical and research perspectives?
7. Has the author evaluated the literature relevant to the problem/issue? Does the author
include literature taking positions she or he does not agree with?
8. In a research study, how good are the basic components of the study design (e.g., population,
intervention, outcome)? How accurate and valid are the measurements? Is the analysis of the
data accurate and relevant to the research question? Are the conclusions validly based upon
the data and analysis?
9. In material written for a popular readership, does the author use appeals to emotion,
one-sided examples, or rhetorically charged language and tone? Is there an objective basis to
the reasoning, or is the author merely “proving” what he or she already believes?
10. How does the author structure the argument? Can you “deconstruct” the flow of the
argument to see whether or where it breaks down logically (e.g., in establishing cause-effect
11. In what ways does this book or article contribute to our understanding of the problem
under study, and in what ways is it useful for practice? What are the strengths and limitations?
12. How does this book or article relate to the specific thesis or question I am developing?
The paper may not exceed 1,000 words (not including title page and bibliography); please do a word count and note final tally on the title page (on all assignments). Put the full reference of the article on the front page and attach a copy of the article to your paper. If you chose to use other readings to aid you in your analysis, they must be referenced at the end of the assignment using Chicago style. This is a misleadingly short assignment: clear and concise writing requires structure, thought, and repeated editing.
Gender is widely recognized today as a more malleable concept than in the past. Social scientists have long understood that gender is a social construct, separate from one’s biological form. In recent decades, however, some countries have begun to recognize more than two genders. Categories such as CIS men, CIS women, Transgender Men, Transgender Women, Non-Binary Gender have emerged. These terms help individuals name the identity they feel most comfortable with. There is a close connection between emerging gender identities and sexual preference, which is often referred to as lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, etc. These categories do not necessarily align in neat and predictable ways.
Some countries outside of the Euro-American group have long recognized alternative genders (India, for example). The willingness to accept multiple gender and sexual identity categories in the U.S. is a recent, and contested, phenomenon.
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Pick one country from outside the North American and European regions to compare and contrast with the United States. Research the attitudes and policies of each country in regard to the status of women specifically as a gender category, and then, research the attitudes and policies of each country regarding the recognition and protection of the rights of alternative genders and sexualities. Answer the following questions in your essay:
Consider women’s right to education, participation in the workforce, right to own property, vote, drive, etc., reproductive rights, women’s rights to contraception and the right to control or terminate a pregnancy. Are there differences between the two countries?
Are LGBTQ people protected by law from discrimination in each country? If so, are these centralized, federal protections, or do they vary by city or county?
Are there laws that punish people for their gender and sexual identities?
What is the overall culture of the society in regard to the equality of people of all genders and sexual identities? Are there any current conflicts in the public arena over the treatment of LGBTQ people, such as a movement to promote greater rights and protections for these groups, or a movement to suppress and criminalize them?
In your analysis, consider the regional context for each country. Does the country reflect the larger cultural values of the region? What might explain the differences in attitude and treatment of people of different genders in the two countries? Consider using the kinds of geographic tools we are developing in class: level of economic development, cultural or religious characteristics, colonial past, political system, etc. How do those differences help illustrate the importance of geographic context, as well as our interconnectedness in a global economic, political and cultural system?
Using the practice of perspective-taking, identify the point of view (POV) of the mainstream culture in each society, and compare and contrast them. Next, consider common ground: what do the two countries have in common? Is there a basis for a universal ethics of gender?
I need to create two maps
(this can not be cutting and pasting off of google) that illustrate
the spatial distribution of two different components
of population change (e.g., total population change,
natural increase, and/or net migration). Do this by developing a
legend and classifying each county into one of three categories.
Use specific colors or hatch marks to identify the ranges.
Use the maps to illustrate population change for each county,
the region as a whole, and any spatial patterns that emerge.
I will attach the completed essay part of the assignment and
the blank maps will be in the Homework Instructions attached
For this pre-exam discussion, you are to write a one to two paragraph summary (250-400 words) in which you relate your assigned topic to California. In doing so, you will demonstrate an understanding of the assigned topic(s) by relating it to specific places, regions, or characteristics of California. Include a few essential concepts in italics.
These last few weeks we have covered the Klamath region, far Nothern region, geo-spacial places and methods, earthquakes and volcanos, and The Sierra region.
My topic was Cismontane and it need to relate and stay within California please because this is a California geography class.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Refer to the attached PDF for all instructions.
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Please finish the 3 discussion responses in the attached file, you should write 6 paragraphs in total, 3 discussion posts and 3 response to other person but do not do the last response yet. I will send you the post of others later. Please finish this asap and I think this will be easy for you.
instructions are in the attachment. Also i am attaching a document i would like you to work off of that and continue on from there as I already picked two maps of my home town on there.
The PDF attached has everything you need. You must follow the format of the example such as: