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Media Images

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Imagine: You’re an extraterrestrial anthropologist, new to Earth and its strange customs. You’ve altered your features, granting you the ability to walk among humans unnoticed. One of your first assignments is to study every form of media created by humans. On the first day of your mission, you open up a newspaper at random and see an advertisement. What does this advertisement tell you about the species that made it? What can you infer about the culture, politics, values, morals, and religious notions of this species? * * * The assignment is to pick any image—you can pick more than one—and analyze it objectively. Consider the image’s hidden subtext, much as the various commentators do in the documentary The Ad and the Ego (part of which will be shown in class this week). This assignment will be an exercise in both CRITICAL THINKING as well as CREATIVITY. Let me be clear: The phrase “image,” as I use it, is very broad. It covers not only advertisements, but any media image (it doesn’t even have to be contemporary) up to and including TV shows, movies, photographs, cartoons, websites, video games, comic books, security camera footage, crop circles, graffiti, tattoos, skywriting, etc. Take your pick. (If you wish to write about an image-type I haven’t thought of, run it by me first.) With this essay, turning in a rough draft is wholly OPTIONAL. If you don’t wish to turn in a rough draft, you need not do so; however, if you want substantial feedback on your essay, then I highly recommend turning in a rough draft. It should be, at the very least, 3-4 pages (not 2 ½). Double-spaced. Times New Roman 12 font. 1 inch margins. Follow MLA format. You may also reference Diane Hacker’s A Pocket Style Manual or this website: <http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/>. Remember to always include a Works Cited page. The overall quality of the essay might be strengthened if you utilized outside sources to back up your argument; however, you may limit yourself to analyzing the image alone if you wish. Due Date for Rough Draft: To Be Announced. * * * Recommended Books (in no particular order): The Mechanical Bride, Culture Is Our Business, and The Medium Is the Massage by Marshall McLuhan; Subliminal Seduction, The Age of Manipulation, and Media Sexploitation by Wilson Bryan Key; Faces of the Enemy by Sam Keen; Parallel Visions by Maurice Tuchman (I know our library has this book); Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud; The Image Makers by William Meyers; Violence In Our Time by (sorry, can’t remember this author’s name); Unexpected Journeys by Janet Kaplan; Reality Is What You Can Get Away With by Robert Anton Wilson; America by Ralph Steadman; Death Scenes by (can’t remember this author’s name either, but it’s published by Feral House Press and has an introduction by Katherine Dunn); any book of artwork by Robert Williams or Winston Smith or Roller Wilson; any book of photographs by Man Ray or Harold Edgerton or Robert Frank. Recommended Movies (in no particular order): Atomic Café, Heavy Petting, Reefer Madness, The Ad and the Ego, The Merchants of Cool, The Persuaders. Analyzing an Image (Note: You needn’t go about the assignment quite as systematically as this. However, if you’re feeling stuck, simply answering these questions will probably fill up the required pages sooner than you might expect.) 1. What does the image look like? Act as if you’re describing it to someone who doesn’t have the image in front of them. (Don’t go overboard here. The description should not comprise the bulk of the paper.) 2. Who made the image? 3. Who’s the intended audience? 4. Is there an agenda behind the image? If so, what is it? 5. What is the image’s intended effect upon the viewer? Does it succeed in achieving this effect? If so, what specific techniques does it use to bring about this effect? 6. How does the image fit into the social milieu of the culture at large? (This might be the most difficult question. Obviously, it requires some knowledge of the culture that produced the image. For this reason, it would probably be easier to analyze a contemporary media image.) 7. What is your reaction to the image?

Scavenger Hunt

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Complete the following research assignment : Before completing this course, students are required to demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of research and proper documentation. This week you are to complete a Library Scavenger Hunt assignment. Through this exercise, you will practice your research and documentation skills. You may complete this assignment by using either online or library resources. To successfully complete the library research assignment, you must answer each of the questions on the Library Scavenger Hunt document (accessible, as an attachment, through the Week Five link above). Your grade on this assignment is based on how you answer each question and how you document your sources. In addition to the MLA documentation information provided in your textbook’s Appendix, you should also reference the External Links section of your course to access updated information on MLA documentation through the “MLA Formatting and Style Guide.” Refer to this resource, your Lectures – Week Five folder, and your course textbook’s Appendix when responding to the questions within the Library Scavenger Hunt assignment. As mentioned above, your grade on this assignment is also dependent upon how you document your sources (the “MLA Formatting and Style Guide” and the textbook’s Appendix will tell you how to properly cite your sources using MLA documentation guidelines).

Management group assignment part(b)

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Analyse the effectiveness and efficiency of the chosen leader [Sir Richard Branson] in managing the company. (approximately 200 – 300 words)

Legal Ethics, Patients’ Rights, and HIV / AIDS

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• Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

Discuss the usefulness of one of the following films as a historical document for a cultural history of teen film: The Breakfast Club, Rebel Without a Cause, Donnie Darko, Kick Ass!

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In this essay you will have the opportunity to write about a critical issue raised in the unit. You will undertake further library research and your essay will involve your interpretation of cultural texts as a form of evidence for your argument. Read the section about assessment criteria below to familiarize yourself with what we look for in written academic work. The assessment brief with the questions and guidance will be released in the week 8 lecture and will be posted on Blackboard.

Discussion

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  1. Imagine investing hypothetical $10000 in a stock for example Apple. Based on the

 

price today you will know how many shares you can purchase. We will track your stock

 

and after one month determine whether you made money on your investment. I want you

 

to pick a stock you want to analyze. I would like you to calculate the following ratios for

 

your stock. The is called fundamental analysis. We want to find underpriced stocks (Price

 

&lt; Intrinsic Value). The expectation is that stock price will converge to intrinsic value,

 

therefore if a stock is underpriced, its price in future should increase hence capital gain.

 

Ben Graham Screens

 

Calculate the following for your stock

 

  1. a) if PE of the stock has to be less than the inverse of the yield on AAA Corporate

 

Bonds:

 

  1. b) PE of the stock has to less than 40% of the average PE over the last 5 years.

 

  1. c) Dividend Yield > Two-thirds of the AAA Corporate Bond Yield

 

  1. d) Price < Two-thirds of Book Value

 

  1. e) Price < Two-thirds of Net Current Assets

 

  1. f) Debt-Equity Ratio (Book Value) has to be less than one.

 

  1. g) Current Assets > Twice Current Liabilities

 

  1. h) Debt < Twice Net Current Assets

 

  1. i) Historical Growth in EPS (over last 10 years) > 7% No more than two years of

 

negative earnings over the previous ten years

Ethics

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Give a brief description of a legal job that you would not accept for moral or ethical (use interchangeably) reasons together with 3-5 reasons (bullet points) outlining your chief moral objections to the job in question.

Financial Accounting Theory

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Is a “Individual reflective Journal”

 

-Reflections of your learning experience in this course, including aspects you found challenging, surprising, exciting and/or frustrating

 

-Resultant skills you have developed of the presentations from each of the three weeks during which presentations were held (look at the power point slides)

 

Your Reflective Journal should include your reflections on your learning experience in Financial Accounting Theory. You should include your reflections on the course content, the assessment items, and any skills (eg communication skills – both written and oral) that you may have developed during the semester. It is not so much about the actual things you have learnt, but rather your personal reactions to your learning experience – enjoyable? stimulating? challenging? surprising?

Social Responsibility of Business

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Identify the key criticisms leveled by Arrow and Calkins & Wight against Friedman’s position as represented by his NY Times article. Identify the criticism that seems to you to be the most telling against Friedman. Can you defend Friedman against that criticism? Has reading Arrow and/or Calkins & Wight changed your view of the social responsibility of business?

Zak (case study)

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  1. a) Task (1850words): Drawing upon (Zak Case Study) provided below, explore how the following factors influence the learner’s L2 development:

 

  1. similarities and differences between L1 and L2
  2. psychological factors

iii. social factors.

*Then consider implications for language teaching/learning.

 

  1. b) Criteria

1.Explains key concepts relating to language development 20%

 

2.Analyses linguistic, psychological and social dimensions of learning 30%

 

3.Relates theory to classroom practice 30%

 

4.Produces accurate and cohesive written English, with correct citation and APA referencing 20%

 

  1. c) Case Study Analysis Order:

 

Introduction: the case

 

Similarities and differences between L1 and L2

 

Psychological factors

 

Social factors

 

Conclusion: implications for language teaching and learning

 

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