After completing the readings and assignment for the week, come up with one question for the class based on anything you found interesting/shocking related to our topic this week. Respond to a question posed by a peer with at least 250 words in your initial response. Respond to 2 peer posts with at least 150 words. Total of 3 posts needed for full credit.
In the period from circa 1200 to circa 1450, governments responded to a variety of internal and external factors in order to develop administrative institutions and centralize power. Develop an argument that evaluates the extent to which levels of centralization in China and in European states differed in this period.
How do your personal values and beliefs align with the Ethical Standards for Human Services Professionals?
Please describe how human services is a “good fit” for you. What or who influenced your interest in the human service profession (My influence: volunteer at homeless shelter and orphanage and work experiences as a Soldier)
Please identify three strengths that you possess and describe how these strengths influence your decision to pursue human services as a career.
Chapter 1 Introduces you to the case scenario of Almeada, a young mother who is living in a large city with her baby daughter, Anne. To prepare for this discussion, please review the scenario in your text.
Please respond to the following:
What are some of the problems in living and major social problems faced by Almeada and her baby Anne?
Describe the purpose and history of major policies related to at least one of the social problems you identified.
For example, if you identified the social problem as family poverty, you would describe a child welfare policy, the main purpose, and key the historical events or influential individuals of the policy.
Provide a brief analysis of how this policy will alleviate the social problem faced by Almeada and baby Anne.
Based on the required topic Resources, write a reflection about worldview and respond to following:
In 250-300 words, explain the Christian perspective of the nature of spirituality and ethics in contrast to the perspective of postmodern relativism within health care. In 250-300 words, explain what scientism is and describe two of the main arguments against it. In 750-1,000 words, answer each of the worldview questions according to your own personal perspective and worldview: What is ultimate reality? What is the nature of the universe? What is a human being? What is knowledge? What is your basis of ethics? What is the purpose of your existence?
You are required to produce a report (3000 words) on the Strategic Management of Human Resources, (SHRM) for an OGANISATION OF YOUR CHOICE, which is currently operating at a National or Transnational (You can choose your organization from any sector; Private, Public or Not-for-Profit). You will conduct a CRITICAL ASSESSMENT of the Strategic Human Resource Management, IDENTIFYING TWO areas of HRM practice that you feel NEED IMPROVEMENT. You must ANALYSE the organisation’s approach to managing those areas. You will provide a RATIONALE for why you believe CHANGE IS NECESSARY and what ACTIONS the orgainsation needs to make. You will need to reference your work (Harvard style) with appropriate underpinning academic theory and make use of both the lecture and seminar material. You may also include examples from other organisations where you feel comparisons are beneficial.
You have to think like a practicing manager if you want to analyze a case successfully. As part of your analysis, it is necessary, but not sufficient to answer the following questions in enough depth to show that you have performed more than a superficial reading of the case’s content, and subsequently applied relevant theory.
1. What is the issue being presented or analyzed in the case? Focus on the main issue in the case if more than one topic is presented. Use your judgment to decide on which issue is the one that is potentially most costly to an organization if left unresolved. There are more kinds of cost to be considered than economic costs. Do not neglect them in your analysis. 2. Where did the issue take place? Consider this because you need to take into account cultural and environmental considerations that may differ from those of the United States, in your analysis. 3. When did the issue take place? There may be historic and environmental considerations different from those of the United States, which should be taken into account in your analysis. 4. Who was affected by the issues? In other words, who are the stakeholders inside and outside of the organization that need to be considered when formulating an analysis, and possible response to the situation? 5. Why did the issue occur? This may involve conjecture on your part. It is all right to speculate; just identify your speculation as such. In an empirical case, causal factors may be identified as such. 6. How would you, as a manager, apply the insights gained from the case to improve an (your) organization’s operations? Each paragraph should be organized around a single topic, and transitions should flow logically from one paragraph to the next.
After reading The Return of Martin Guerre, imagine that you are a villager in the town of Artigat during the time covered in this narrative; your character might be a poor peasant, a merchant, an artisan, or a person of higher socioeconomic status. You could also consider writing the narrative from the perspective of one of the legal officials from outside the community of Artigat. Keep in mind the relationship between social class, literacy, and relationship to power structures in shaping the form of your narrative.
Compose a narrative in which you create a fictional historical character, making sure to include biographical details for your fictional character. If this feels unnatural in the narrative, provide an introduction explaining your character before you begin the narration. Discuss your history and life in the village, and discuss how you became acquainted with Arnaud du Tilh/Martin Guerre. Considering the evidence presented in the text, discuss why your character is inclined to believe or disbelieve the claims of du Tilh, making sure to include the interactions your character experienced with the main characters of the story. Discuss your character’s assessment of the legal findings, and whether your character believes that justice was served in the case. Stronger papers will exhibit evidence that the student understands the major themes and events developed by Natalie Zemon Davis in The Return of Martin Guerre. For this narrative, it is particularly important that you consider the narrator’s audience and how much time has passed between the events being described and the narrative being given. Also, remember to consider the motivations of the character as you write.