Provide a summary of the selections from Origen and Gregory. Write a one-to-two page summary of the arguments presented in the commentary/reading specified. This argument summary paper should note the author, title of the text, significant scripture passages engaged, theological and doctrinal teachings offered around the Scripture text, summarize the main point with its argument, and offer a brief critic or analysis of the argument
From now until the end of the term, the class focus will be on completing the final project (persuasive, business proposal).
From now until the end of the term, the class focus will be on completing the final project (persuasive, business proposal). Students are encouraged to choose project topics of special interest. Each student’s project topic will be approved by your instructor–THIS WEEK. Project options and details will be reviewed completely within the course discussion and lesson materials, weekly. The finished report is to be 8-10 pages (front matter and back matter) and one powerpoint is required,and is broken down as follows:
Page 1: Cover Letter or Memo or E-mail
Page 2: Title or Cover Page
Page 3: Abstract or Executive Summary
Page 4: Table of Contents
Body, with Headings and Subheadings; plus, 1 graphic, 1 table and 1 chart.
· Findings/Supporting Data
· Resources, Cost and Timelines
Page: 8: Works Cited/References (At least 2 secondary sources)
Page 9: Appendix A: Informed Consent Form
Page 10: Appendix B: Primary Research Instrument
Topic: Resurrection of Christ
- The bodily resurrection of Jesus is central to the sermons throughout Acts. Why is this so? Why is the physical resurrection of Jesus such a vital teaching? What is its significance? Use the Bible, Ger, and one additional scholarly source to research this and to present your position.
- The exaltation of Jesus to the right hand of the Father is a key element in Peter’s speeches in Acts 2 and 5. What is the significance of Jesus’ position at the Father’s right hand in relation to prophecy, authority, and His ongoing ministry?
Assignment 4: Project Progress
Due Week 9 and worth 200 points
Note: The assignments are a series of papers that are based on the same case, which is located in the Student Center of the course shell. The assignments are dependent upon one another.
During the project life cycle, project risk reviews and reports are required as previously identified in the risk management plan. Two months after the project started, the following events have taken place.
- The top-two (2) threats have occurred.
- The top opportunity has been realized.
- The project’s risk budget is already exhausted.
- The risk management schedule has been shortened by two (2) months.
Write a five to seven (5-7) page paper in which you:
- Analyze the impact of those events on the project.
- Determine if any mitigation activities are required and explain why.
- Determine if budget / schedule changes are necessary and explain why.
- Update the risk register and highlight the changes made. Provide the justification for the changes.
- Use at least four (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
- Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
- 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.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
- Given an information requirement related to project risk management, determine the nature and extent of information needed to effectively address the topic; efficiently locate, determine the validity, and critically evaluate the resources; and apply the information to accomplish the specific purpose (report, case analysis, factual requirement, problem solving, and planning).
- Use technology and information resources to research issues in project risk management.
- Write clearly and concisely about project risk management using proper writing mechanics.
Click here to view the grading rubric.
Access XanEdu Case Pack via the Student Center or the XanEdu link in the course menu
Your instructor will let you know which case to use. (Trouble accessing? Check Student Center for Detailed Instructions on XanEdu)
Assignment 1: Discussion—Discrimination in the Workplace
Laws covering discrimination in the workplace are well known and represent areas in which employers are at maximum risk of violation. One of the challenges is that while employers can structure their policies in an attempt to avoid violations, actions of employees are what often result in allegations. As responsible as employers try to be, they are always at some risk when it comes to claims of discrimination.
Click here to read a list of workplace issues.
Select two issues. For each selected issue, state whether the issue is a legal concern, an ethical concern, or both.
In addition, respond to the following questions for each selected issue:
- Did discrimination occur, or is the policy or situation discriminatory according to the law?
- Is there more than one way to interpret the issue on the basis of relevant legal standards?
- How can the employer prevent such issues from occurring in the first place?
- By the due date assigned, post your responses to this Discussion Area.
- Through the end of module, respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion.
Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation
Do the following when responding to your peers:
- Read your peers’ answers.
- Provide substantive comments by
- contributing new, relevant information from course readings, Web sites, or other sources;
- building on the remarks or questions of others; or
- sharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiences
- Respond to feedback on your posting and provide feedback to other students on their ideas.
- Make sure your writing
- is clear, concise, and organized;
- demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and
- displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsQuality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instructions16Quality of responses to classmates12Frequency of responses to classmates4Reference to supporting readings and other materials4Language and grammar4Total:
Purpose of Assignment
Students examine the long-run determinants of both the level and the growth rate of real GDP per person and the factors that determine the productivity of workers and what governments might do to improve the productivity of their citizens.
Students will learn how saving and investment are coordinated by the loanable funds market and will see the effects of taxes and government deficits on saving, investment, the accumulation of capital, and ultimately, the growth rate of output. Students will be introduced to tools that people use when they participate in financial markets. Students will see how people compare different sums of money at different points in time, how they manage risk, and how these concepts combine to help determine the value of a financial asset, such as a share of stock.
Students will be introduced to the labor market and how economists measure the performance of the labor market using unemployment statistics. Students will address a number of sources of unemployment and some policies that the government might use to lower certain types of unemployment.
Assignment Steps Resources:
National Bureau of Economic Research Scenario: The organization’s strategic plan calls for an aggressive growth plan, requiring investment in facilities and equipment, growth in productivity, and labor over the next five years. It is your team’s task to determine where, outside the United States, your organization should locate its new manufacturing plant.
Write a 500-word report recommending an off-shore country (NEW ZEALAND) and support your choice with the following data:
How the country’s policies influence its productivity growth?
Write the three to five (3-5) page Marketing Plan & Sales Strategy section of your business plan, in which you:
This assignment consists of two (2) sections: a marketing plan and sales strategy, and a marketing budget. Note: You must submit both sections as separate files for the completion of this assignment.
For the first six (6) months your company is in business—to give you time to perfect your product and to learn from actual customers—you will start marketing and selling in your own community, a radius of twenty-five (25) miles from where you live.
For most non-alcoholic beverages, marketing (as opposed to the actual product itself) is key to success. Cola drinks, for example, are fairly undifferentiated, as are many energy drinks, juices, bottled water, and the like. Companies producing these types of beverages differentiate themselves and attract market share through marketing and brand awareness—both of which are critical to success.
Section 1: Marketing Plan & Sales Strategy (MS Word or equivalent)
Write the three to five (3-5) page Marketing Plan & Sales Strategy section of your business plan, in which you:
- Define your company’s target market.
- Analyze the types of consumers who will be drinking your beverage in demographic terms (i.e., age, education level, income, gender, ethnic group, etc.). Support your analysis with actual data on the size of the demographic groups in your local community (nearby zip codes).
- Outline the demographic information for your company specified on the worksheet in the course text (p. 107 | Demographic Description). Click here for help accessing a specific page number in your eBook.
- Hints: At American FactFinder (http://census.gov), you will find demographic information on potential consumers in your area. If you are selling through other businesses (such as grocery stores), indicate the number of those businesses in your local area. You will find information about such businesses in your local area at County Business Patterns (https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/cbp.html). Check Chapter 2 of Successful Business Plan for more research sources.
- Assess your company’s market competition.
- Use the factors listed in the course text graphic (p. 123 | Assess the Competition) to assess your company’s market competition.
- Defend your strategy to successfully compete against market leaders in your segment.
- Hints: For example, in the soft drink market, it is intimidating to try to compete against Coke and Pepsi. Newcomers in mature markets typically must pursue niche markets or even create new market categories, as Red Bull did with energy drinks.
- Defend your plan to differentiate yourself from the competition using the information detailed on the worksheet in the text (p. 131 | Market Share Distribution).
- Hints: Every business faces competition and the non-alcoholic beverage market is an especially crowded market.
- Clarify your company’s message using the information provided on the worksheet in the text (p. 160 | The Five F’s).
- Hints: Before you choose your marketing vehicles, you must determine the message you want to convey through those vehicles.
- Identify the marketing vehicles you plan to use to build your company’s brand. Justify the key reasons why they will be effective. Provide examples of other non-alcoholic beverage companies that use these tactics effectively.
- Hints: If you plan to use online marketing tactics, refer to the worksheet in the text (p.171 | Online Marketing Tactics) to aid your response. Remember that even if you’re selling through grocery stores you need to build your brand and social media is a major part of that in regard to beverages.
- Some of the marketing tactics that beverage companies use include: sampling in grocery stores, building a following on social media, sponsoring events, exhibiting at trade shows attended by retailers, and so on. You will use a combination of these tactics. For example, if you decide to give out samples in grocery stores, promote your sampling on your social media networks and those of the grocery store.
- Hints: If you are planning to distribute through resellers, describe how you plan to reach them, for example, through industry trade shows or by establishing your own sales force. For information on trade shows, visit the Trade Show News Network (http://www.tsnn.com). You can exhibit or network at these shows.
- Format your assignment according to these formatting requirements:
- Cite the resources you have used to complete the exercise. Note: There is no minimum requirement for the number of resources used in the exercise.
- Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; 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 page length.
Section 2: Marketing Budget (MS Excel worksheets template)
Section 2 uses the “Business Plan Financials” MS Excel template (see: Course Required Files in Week 1). Use the “Business Plan Financials Guide” (see: Course Required Files in Week 1) to support your development of the Marketing Budget.
- Complete the Marketing Budget worksheet for your company.
- Hints: The goal of the marketing budget is to help you determine how much it will cost you to reach your market and achieve your sales goals.
- Hints: When filling out the “Marketing Budget” worksheet in the Excel spreadsheet:
- Begin in the current year and complete a marketing budget for the first year of your business. The information you enter in the marketing budget spreadsheet will flow through to your “Income Statement” in the Business Plan Financials.
- Leave the number at zero (0) for any marketing vehicles you do not intend to use.
- Remember that all marketing activities involve costs. If social media represents a significant portion of your marketing, assume you will have cost of advertising and that should be reflected on your budget. Even if a social media site charges nothing to use it, you will need to use company resources to manage the site, pay someone to execute your social media marketing campaigns, and will most likely pay for ads on that site.
- Do NOT leave the “Marketing Budget” blank, assuming you will not have any marketing costs.
From the e-Activity, propose at least two (2) strategies that you believe your local K-12 school district could apply in order to meet the standard requirements for teachers, coaches, or students. Justify your response. If your local school district has already adopted these standards, provide specific examples of these requirements have impacted student outcomes. Justify your rationale
Assignment 2: Discussion—How to Eliminate Poverty?
According to Beeghley (2008), the poor in America serve an important role in society. He claims that the poor provide services by working in jobs no one else wants, keeps prices down, creates jobs for other
social classes, and buy goods and services no one else desires.
Using the module readings, Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research the need to eliminate poverty in America. Then answer the following:
• Can poverty be eliminated from America?
• What ideas do you have that could help the working poor improve their opportunities?
Write your initial response in approximately 200–300 words. Apply APA standards to the citation of sources. Click the Citing Sources button on the Academic Resources page of this course to learn how to cite sources using APA standards.
Explain whether Ethnicity Influences Courtroom proceedings and Judicial Practices
In the present society, ethnicity has an impact on court procedures and legal practices not forgetting the places we live.
Poverty stricken zones will probably experience significantly higher level of crime compared to places where a good number of the residents are employed and can cater for their needs adequately.
There exists a correlation between class and race and the way an individual will be served or treated during judicial proceedings. (Kutateladze, Andiloro, Johnson, & Spohn, 2014). There will always be racial strain inside the court framework as long as the society keeps on practicing it.
One approach to eradicate this is by teaching our policeand other individual engaged in the criminal justice profession on the importance of upholding justice.
We have witnessed and other times heard of a situation where people have been judged based on their skin color. A case of this would be the 9/11.
Islamic individuals were profiled as terrorists by non-Muslims due to the attacks which occurred that day. We are more anxious about what we don’t see but reluctant to educate ourselves when the difference between us emerges. As a specialist in this field, one should always act professionally and reasonable.
This would all be able to be redressed through training, supervision, and day by day interaction between individuals of various ethnicity. We as a whole tend to generalize a person since they are of different skin color, believe in practices which are different to ours and originate from the different zone.
The first step in correcting the issue is by ensuring that people are educated on the dangers of ethnic profiling.
Summarize the arguments for and against ethnicity-based jury nullification
According to Ouziel (2016), jury nullification takes place when the jury returns the verdict of “Not Guilty” regardless of its confidence that the defendant is culpable of the violation charged.
In effect, the jury nullifies the law which it believes is either wrongly applied to the accused whose fate they’re charged with deciding.
This implies that if the accused is guilty, the jury will still find him not guilty since the jury believes that the prosecution might have sympathized with the defendant or applied an unpopular law.
Case for ethnicity-based jury nullification
According to Paul Butler, former United States Attorney General, African American jury should apply jury nullification when African Americans are facing criminal charges such as drug possession.
Since America came into existence, the whites jury have been applying jury nullification on whites charged with criminal offenses. Therefore, to ensure equity prevails, the African American jury should also do the same on the African American criminals. This will help in creating a level playing field for everyone.
The argument here is that if the African American jury acquits a convicted African American criminal, the controversy will erupt and this will result in questioning of the existing issues within the judicial system. This will eventually lead to ways to eradicating various injustices which the minority groups face.
Case against ethnicity-based jury nullification
On the other hand, practicing ethnicity-based jury nullification may increase or damage further the racial relations which have been existing in our country. (Clapp, 2016).
Widening the ethnic relation rift can lead to various moral implications and increase racial discrimination.
Include contemporary examples of ethnicity-based jury nullification.
An excellent example of ethnicity-based jury nullification was O.J. Simpson’s case. It was among the high profile cases demonstrating racial disparity.
Because of its high magnitude in relation to ethnic variation, the defense attorney and the prosecutor had a difficult time finding the best jurors to hear the case.
O.J. Simpson, a black man, had been accused of killing his white wife. This case did not only cause significant issues concerning racial disparities but the probability of getting a conviction for which he was proved to be an uphill task.
Majority of the jurors of the case were die-hard fans of the defendant and could not agree that the accused was in a position to do such a crime.
The prosecutor proposed a white jury to hear the case. On the other hand, the defense knew that chances of acquittal depended on the racial ethnicity of the jurors. The defense understood that a mixed jury composed of individuals from different races would elicit sympathy which will result in the acquittal of the defendant.
A panel made up white only would result otherwise. After several months of jury deliberations, the jury finally consisted of one Hispanic, nine African Americans, ten women, two whites, and two men. The high number of black jury played a significant to his acquittal.
He was finally acquitted of his crimes, and many people felt he was not found guilty since they identified with him and shared the similar racial background.
Conclude by choosing a position for or against ethnicity-based jury nullification and defend your decision
I am not in favor or against ethnicity-based jury nullification. According to me, any person who has committed crime needs to be punished if possible. Every person has a right to a fair trial regardless of their race, class, or gender.
Before making the verdict, judges need to reflect the accused person’s profile. Analyzing the profile may help the jury or the judge to come up with a better and impartial verdict acceptable by all.
I am not campaigning for or against ethnicity-based jury nullification. My point is, judges or jury should make decisions based on the principles of law.
Clapp, C. (2016). Latino jury nullification: Resisting racially & ethnically biased crimmigration through civil disobedience. Rutgers Race and the Law Review, 17(2), 167.
Kutateladze, B. L., Andiloro, N. R., Johnson, B. D., & Spohn, C. C. (2014). Cumulative disadvantage: Examining racial and ethnic disparity in prosecution and sentencing. Criminology, 52(3), 514-551. doi:10.1111/1745-9125.12047
Ouziel, L. M. (2016). Beyond law and fact: Jury evaluation of law enforcement. Notre Dame Law Review, 92(2), 691.