Module/Week 6 — Environmental & Energy Policy

  

For each Discussion Board Forum assignment, you will interact in a free-flowing discussion of the biblical and constitutional parameters for the particular policy focus of the assigned module/week. These posts should be short and succinct (3-5 sentences at most per post) and should encourage greater interaction with your classmates. Thus, you are to post according to the following guidelines:

Biblical: One separate post (3-5 sentences) discussing Biblical principles such as natural law, inalienable rights, sphere sovereignty/covenant, the Sin/Crime distinction and the institutional separation of Church and State

Constitutional: one separate post (3-5 sentences) referencing the enumerated powers, Articles and Amendments from the Constitution which are relevant to the assigned policy area

There must be two separate posts. Both posts must focus on the general policy area for the assigned Module/Week. For instance, when the course module focuses on criminal justice, the Biblical post must focus on what the Bible says about what government may or may not do in fighting crime. Likewise, the Constitutional post must focus on what the Constitution says about what government may or may not do in fighting crime. Specific examples should be used and cited. 

Feel free to interact with your classmates, but for grading purposes, you will only need the two posts mentioned above.

You must use the following sources:

1. the Bible,

2. relevant presentations and articles from Modules/Weeks 12 which focus on biblical and constitutional ideas, including the Biblical Principles of Government article, 

3. the required reading from the assigned module/week, and

4. any additional relevant sources that you would like to use.

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  • Textbook Readings
  • Website: Switch Energy Project
  • Website: New Kind of Supercapacitor Made without Carbon

Module/Week 6 — Environmental & Energy Policy

  

For each Discussion Board Forum assignment, you will interact in a free-flowing discussion of the biblical and constitutional parameters for the particular policy focus of the assigned module/week. These posts should be short and succinct (3-5 sentences at most per post) and should encourage greater interaction with your classmates. Thus, you are to post according to the following guidelines:

Biblical: One separate post (3-5 sentences) discussing Biblical principles such as natural law, inalienable rights, sphere sovereignty/covenant, the Sin/Crime distinction and the institutional separation of Church and State

Constitutional: one separate post (3-5 sentences) referencing the enumerated powers, Articles and Amendments from the Constitution which are relevant to the assigned policy area

There must be two separate posts. Both posts must focus on the general policy area for the assigned Module/Week. For instance, when the course module focuses on criminal justice, the Biblical post must focus on what the Bible says about what government may or may not do in fighting crime. Likewise, the Constitutional post must focus on what the Constitution says about what government may or may not do in fighting crime. Specific examples should be used and cited. 

Feel free to interact with your classmates, but for grading purposes, you will only need the two posts mentioned above.

You must use the following sources:

1. the Bible,

2. relevant presentations and articles from Modules/Weeks 12 which focus on biblical and constitutional ideas, including the Biblical Principles of Government article, 

3. the required reading from the assigned module/week, and

4. any additional relevant sources that you would like to use.

Attached Files:

  • File Click for more options (18.624      KB)
  • File Click for more options (21.596      KB)
  • File Click for more options (139.714      KB)
  • File Click for more options (340.828      KB)
  • File Click for more options (40.142      KB)

 

  • Textbook Readings
  • Website: Switch Energy Project
  • Website: New Kind of Supercapacitor Made without Carbon

Leadership Development II – Persuasion & Influence

Exercise II – Persuasion & Influence: 

Imagine that you are the home furnishings production manager.  The Carter group at Webster Industries has decided that it is in the companys interest to terminate your position. Clearly, it is in your personal interest to keep your job. Assume that you have an opportunity to convince the Carter group that they have made the wrong decision. How would you convince them of their error? Describe what influence tactics you would use and discuss how you would tactically deploy them.

Page limit:  2 pages (double-spaced pages with 12 point font and 1 margins).

Some Helpful Advice

Refer to and use conceptual tools and frameworks explicitly. This will help convey your understanding of the material and will economize on space.

Make a point AND provide reasons/evidence to support it. Do NOT simply describe (i.e., provide a narration of what happened in the case), but seek to analyze (i.e., provide an explanation of why it happened or what effect you hope to elicit) using specific information from the case and/or analytic and conceptual tools from the course.  NOTE:  you can do this effectively and still be succinctexplicitly using course terms, concepts and frameworks actually facilitates your ability to do this.

Demonstrate your ability to apply the readings, lectures, and class discussions in accurate, selective, and creative ways to diagnose, analyze, and remedy organizational problems. ACCURATE means using the conceptual tools in a correct and consistent manner.  SELECTIVE means using the conceptual tools that give you the most leverage, rather than core dumping all possible ideas.  CREATIVE means extending or applying the material in new ways.

Make sure to cite your sources (i.e., case or course readings). Feel free to use footnotes or end notes to reference readings and source material rather than inline citation if this helps you to economize on space.  APA style citation format is required.  Links to websites with instructions and examples of this style are provided in the Pages section and Course Resources module on Canvas.

Policies & Constraints

You may employ any of your course notes, slides or readings which you find useful, or feel to be appropriate, when answering the exam questions. NO additional research about the company or case is allowed.  You may successfully complete the exam by relying solely on the case itself and course materials.

Each of your responses must be completed individually and must be an original piece of work that you have written and created solely for this course.

Your answers may NOT exceed the indicated page limit or formatting requirements for each exam question. Be advised that any arguments made beyond the page limit for each question (however meritorious) will bear NO  I will neither read nor consider such text when grading your exam.  This is to ensure fairness of opportunity for all students, in terms of making a compelling argument in the space allowed.

You are expected to uphold standards of academic honesty and integrity in the completion of your exam. Students who fail to do so (i.e., engage in plagiarism, cheating, etc.) will receive a score of zero on the assignment.  In order to meet these standards, you are expected to abide by the academic standards that apply in this course, please review the course syllabus for more detailed information.

Close Reading of Two Texts Close Reading and Concepts in American Literature, 1867-1996

Close Reading of Two Texts Close Reading and Concepts in American Literature, 1867-1996

Description: This semester we have practiced close reading, the foundational method of literary study, as a way to slow down our interpretive pace, to show our thought process, and to build evidence-based arguments about our course readings. For the Final you will have the opportunity to build a coherent, focused argument in the shape of a formal essay that brings together two readings from two different weeks of the semester. This assignment will require you to define a thesis and to support that thesis with evidence from the passage/text of your choice. Additionally, you will link your thesis and support to a concept (or lens of analysis) that we have discussed so far this semester.

Process: Select two texts that weve read this semester that interest you. Then, choose one passage from each text that you would like to bring together for your close reading (for a total of two passages). Think about the passages together: are they similar thematically? Do they address a similar subject matter? Do they address a similar subject matter, but with different approaches? Begin your paper by making a claim for what the two passages are doing together. You may select a concept or theme weve discusses this semester in connection with one or more of our readings, but you also have the option of developing your own concept or theme that connects both readings.  Within the first paragraph of your paper, make an argument about the two texts, based on the concept youve defined that connects these two passages. Then, continue with the steps of a close reading, as outlined in Week 2. Here is where defining the concept is helpful/essential: you can tie your lexicon, explanations, and argument to the concept. Your concept is the bridge between the two texts, and your paper should explicitly show how you are making the connections between the two.

(1)    Choose one passage each from two course texts(for a total of 2 passages)

The New Colossus Poem by Emma Lazarus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

And

The Open Boat by Stephen Crane

It would be difficult to describe the subtle brotherhood of men that was here established on the seas. No one said that it was so. No one mentioned it. But it dwelt in the boat, and each man felt it warm him. They were a captain, an, oiler, a cook, and a correspondent, and they were friends, friends in a more curiously iron-bound degree than may be common. The hurt captain, lying against the water-jar in the bow, spoke always in a low voice and calmly, but he could never command a more ready and swiftly obedient crew than the motley three of the dingey. It was more than a mere recognition of what was best for the common safety. There was surely in it a quality that was personal and heartfelt. And after this devotion to the commander of the boat there was this comradeship that the correspondent, for instance, who had been taught to be cynical of men, knew even at the time was the best experience of his life. But no one said that it was so. No one mentioned it.

(2) Retype or otherwise indicate passage choices before beginning paper; this does not count toward page length.

(3) Identify the concept that you will use as your analytic lens.

(4) Develop a thesis that you pose early in your paper (ideally, within the first paragraph). Your thesis should use the first-person pronoun I to show your reader your unique intervention. Example: Based on these two passages, I argue that although a century separates their work, Sarah Winnemucca and Louise Erdrich both show the cultural resilience of the Native American tribal community.

(5) For the rest of your paper, follow the steps of a close reading, showing your reader how each point supports your thesis. Those steps are Understanding Noticing the lexicon Explaining your findings Connecting your passage to other moments in the text, to support your thesis.

(6) Conclude by thinking of the larger implications and significance of your argument. Do not just restate your thesis. Questions to think about when drafting a conclusion: What does this detailed argument about the passages reveal about the world in which the author wrote? What does this concept tell us about literature of the time periods in which these authors are writing?

Discussion posts

Word count: 250 Max.
After reading the article, discuss the question critically. It should be multi-domain, multi-angle, not just superficial.

Article: De Cremer D, van Dick R, Tenbrunsel A, Pillutla M, and Murnighan J (2011). Understanding ethical behaviour and decision making in management: British Journal of Management, 22: S1 — S4.

Question: Since some large companies had business ethics scandals in history, how can companies better get business ethics scandals happened? Can give some examples if relevant.

Discussion posts

Word count: 250 Max.
After reading the article, discuss the question critically. It should be multi-domain, multi-angle, not just superficial.

Article: De Cremer D, van Dick R, Tenbrunsel A, Pillutla M, and Murnighan J (2011). Understanding ethical behaviour and decision making in management: British Journal of Management, 22: S1 — S4.

Question: Since some large companies had business ethics scandals in history, how can companies better get business ethics scandals happened? Can give some examples if relevant.

PM Discussion

 

Students must read the case study “The Invisible Sponsor” on page 658 and then pick one (1) of the following sets of three (3) questions to answer on page 660:

Set 1 – questions 1-3

Set 2 – question 4-6

 The primary post should be at least 300 words in length .  postings must have reference from at least two peer reviewed academic journal articles or reference and it must be in APA format. 

PM Discussion

 

Students must read the case study “The Invisible Sponsor” on page 658 and then pick one (1) of the following sets of three (3) questions to answer on page 660:

Set 1 – questions 1-3

Set 2 – question 4-6

 The primary post should be at least 300 words in length .  postings must have reference from at least two peer reviewed academic journal articles or reference and it must be in APA format. 

External And Internal Environment

Overview

In this assignment, you are to use the same corporation you selected and focused on for Assignment 1.

Using the corporation you chose from Assignment 1: Strategic Management and Strategic Competitiveness, examine the industry in which the entity operates. Use any or all of the following resources to conduct research on the company:

  • Company website.
  • Public filings from the Securities and Exchange Commission .
  • Strayer University’s .
  • The ,
  • Other miscellaneous sources. Note: the company’s annual report will often provide insights that other resources may not include.

Requirements

Write a four- to six-page paper in which you do the following:

  • Choose the two segments of the general environment that would rank highest in their influence on the corporation you chose. Assess how these segments affect the corporation you chose and the industry in which it operates.
  • Considering the five forces of competition, choose two forces of competition that you estimate are the most significant for the corporation you chose. Evaluate how well the company has addressed these forces in the recent past.
  • With the same two forces in mind, predict what the company might do to improve its ability to address these forces in the near future.
  • Assess the external threats affecting this corporation and the opportunities available to the corporation. Give your opinions on how the corporation should deal with the most serious threat and the greatest opportunity. Justify your answer.
  • Give your opinion on the corporation’s greatest strengths and most significant weaknesses. Choose the strategy or tactic the corporation should select to take maximum advantage of its strengths, and the strategy or tactic the corporation should select to fix its most significant weakness. Justify your choices.
  • Determine the companys resources, capabilities, and core competencies.
  • Go to  to locate quality references. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as academic resources. 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • This course requires use of new (SWS). The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow SWS 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 page length. 

Use the to ensure that your assignment meets the above requirements.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is as follows:

  • Analyze the effects of the general environment, competition, threats, opportunities, strengths, and weaknesses relative to a corporation.

External And Internal Environment

Overview

In this assignment, you are to use the same corporation you selected and focused on for Assignment 1.

Using the corporation you chose from Assignment 1: Strategic Management and Strategic Competitiveness, examine the industry in which the entity operates. Use any or all of the following resources to conduct research on the company:

  • Company website.
  • Public filings from the Securities and Exchange Commission .
  • Strayer University’s .
  • The ,
  • Other miscellaneous sources. Note: the company’s annual report will often provide insights that other resources may not include.

Requirements

Write a four- to six-page paper in which you do the following:

  • Choose the two segments of the general environment that would rank highest in their influence on the corporation you chose. Assess how these segments affect the corporation you chose and the industry in which it operates.
  • Considering the five forces of competition, choose two forces of competition that you estimate are the most significant for the corporation you chose. Evaluate how well the company has addressed these forces in the recent past.
  • With the same two forces in mind, predict what the company might do to improve its ability to address these forces in the near future.
  • Assess the external threats affecting this corporation and the opportunities available to the corporation. Give your opinions on how the corporation should deal with the most serious threat and the greatest opportunity. Justify your answer.
  • Give your opinion on the corporation’s greatest strengths and most significant weaknesses. Choose the strategy or tactic the corporation should select to take maximum advantage of its strengths, and the strategy or tactic the corporation should select to fix its most significant weakness. Justify your choices.
  • Determine the companys resources, capabilities, and core competencies.
  • Go to  to locate quality references. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as academic resources. 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • This course requires use of new (SWS). The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow SWS 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 page length. 

Use the to ensure that your assignment meets the above requirements.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is as follows:

  • Analyze the effects of the general environment, competition, threats, opportunities, strengths, and weaknesses relative to a corporation.