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17 May 2009
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Face recognition and perception by young children

Thesis - 12 pages - Social, moral & civic education

This study tested four and five-year-olds for their ability to use differences in the spacing among features when asked to pairing faces. The task was presented as a drag and drop features game which provided double reinforcement to children. Cognitive variables were taken in consideration...

17 May 2009
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Cultural briefing: Asian markets

Thesis - 9 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Japanese business culture is wrongly perceived as the biggest obstacle to starting business in Japan for many foreign companies thinking of entering the Japanese market. Many foreign companies never do start business in Japan (or only enter the Japanese market through a distributor) simply...

17 May 2009
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Pornography: The opium of the masses

Thesis - 4 pages - Social, moral & civic education

According to Marx, understanding religion is dependent upon the social purpose that religion serves and not upon the content of its beliefs. To understand pornography as the opium of the masses, I won't focus on its content, which would be difficult anyway, since the word ‘pornography' does...

16 May 2009
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Cultural Melting Pot: A taste of many nations

Thesis - 14 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The cultural melting pot is an event created to increase the speed of cultural integration in Rotterdam. The Students at the INholland University in Rotterdam organize the event themselves. The event will be held in the park near the Euromast in Rotterdam on the 6th of September 2008. The main...

16 May 2009
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The FARC: Are we at the story's end?

Thesis - 12 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The Fuerzas armadas revolucionarias de Colombia - Ejército del Pueblo, more generally known under their shortest acronym: FARC, have been playing a great part in Columbia's political life since 1964. For more than forty years, it has been that the first guerilla involved in the Columbian armed...

14 May 2009
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Alstom's TGV

Thesis - 7 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Nowadays, transport plays bigger part in our society. For the last century, the transport has not ceased.. That's why I've chosen to talk about this topic. I, particularly want to talk about a French company called Alstom. But this company is quite large and has many products based on...

14 May 2009
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Explain the historical specificity and contemporary relevance of culture

Thesis - 4 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Today, we can buy a book from a vending machine, like soft drinks and snacks. Germinal and an Ice-Tea have the same value. Culture, in a wider sense, has been taken over by the “spectacular-merchandizing-society”, for which everything, from a book to an iPod, has a trade value. The...

14 May 2009
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The Australian aboriginal culture

Thesis - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The Aborigines are native Australians, the first population of the country. They have been living there for more than 40,000 years and are one of the oldest populations in the world. Several archeological studies have been carried out, but they have not been able to find a concrete explanation to...

14 May 2009
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Translation report: Recipe language

Thesis - 12 pages - Social, moral & civic education

It is true that England is not reputed for its cuisine. Perhaps it is significant that there is no real equivalent for the expression bon appétit in English (waiters only say “enjoy your meal”). However, there are different specialties in England such as the famous English breakfast...

13 May 2009
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Culture & leadership

Thesis - 12 pages - Social, moral & civic education

First of all, it is necessary to have a clear and simple definition of culture. So, “culture can be defined as all the behaviors, arts, beliefs and institutions of a population that are passed down from generation to generation. Culture has been called "the way of life” for an entire...

13 May 2009
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The goddess and Mary the mother of Jesus

Thesis - 7 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Syncretism means the merging of different forms of belief or practice. The word comes from the description of the fusion of Cretan cities, and is often used in the religious context to describe how new religious and spiritual ideas moving into a culture merge with the ideas that already exist in...

13 May 2009
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The Anti-Christ in the Bible

Thesis - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

There are many figures in history, legend, and myth that tend to capture the imagination of people from different times and places. One such figure is the Antichrist. There is a general belief that the Antichrist is clearly identified in the Bible as a figure who will return, be identified, and...

13 May 2009
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Adam and Eve: A historical perspective

Thesis - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

All human cultures have sought to explain how the world as we know it came into being by developing creation myths. These myths tell us a lot about the cultures that create them. For example, sometimes a Goddess gives birth to creation, and sometimes a male God creates it out of violence....

12 May 2009
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Safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage: Protecting languages as a vehicle of the intangible cultural heritage

Thesis - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The 2003 Convention for the safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage defines the intangible cultural heritage as “the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills - as well as the instruments, objects, artifacts and cultural spaces associated therewith - that...

12 May 2009
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Education in the UK

Thesis - 26 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The complicated nature of the current education system has its rules in school history. Until the end of the XIXth century, most children went to school intended church schools or private school established by rich benefactors. But such schools were largely confined to the sons of rich...

12 May 2009
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Conceptions of the relationship between mind and body vary across cultures: Discuss with detailed reference to ethnographic examples

Thesis - 4 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Having an insight on our personal perception of the body and mind, relationship is often revealing. Since I was a child, I strongly felt ‘something' in my body. While practicing dance, I had the feeling that 'I' controlled my body, that 'I' decided the movements 'I'...

12 May 2009
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Examining the violence associated with the programme and actions of the Red Army Faction

Thesis - 7 pages - Social, moral & civic education

While every species has the capability to act violently towards other creatures; no other organism on the planet does so with such frequency or intensity as human beings. Throughout humanities history violence has targeted people for their beliefs, their ethnicity, and their resources and...

12 May 2009
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Business ethics, my dilemma: Cosmetic testing on animals

Thesis - 7 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Cosmetics are used daily by millions of people, and include a vast range of products such as shampoo, makeup, moisturizer, perfume, etc. Approximately 38,000 animals are used every year across the EU to test new ingredients and products. And in the world, cosmetics companies kill millions of...

12 May 2009
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Does culture need to be protected from the effects of globalization? An essay with the French example

Thesis - 25 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Today the word « Globalization » is on everybody's lips. From the company who goes abroad because of cheaper costs to the “junky food” that we like to eat, Globalization seems to be the perfect scapegoat for every international phenomenon. Globalization seems to be THE trendy word that...

12 May 2009
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Martin's case

Thesis - 2 pages - Social, moral & civic education

It was Sunday afternoon, Martin and his best friend Jonathan was on their way to watch their favorite rugby team, Leeds Rhinos play in the Super League Final. Unfortunately, Martin lost his ticket and was not allowed into the stadium. So, Martin went to the local pub, about 500 meters away to...

12 May 2009
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China and the Western media

Thesis - 4 pages - Social, moral & civic education

It's an open secret that the western media will always reflect in negative light what is regarded as unfriendly or threatening by the Western world. It appears that China finds itself in this position. But while it's true that China's media sources are routinely censored and notoriously...

10 May 2009
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Examining crime and its potential causal factors within the United States

Thesis - 10 pages - Social, moral & civic education

For centuries, individuals have been attempting to reveal universal trends which universally present themselves in human nature. While much attention has been given to revealing positive human characteristics, even more attention has been given to attempting to remedy its negative elements....

09 May 2009
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A comparison between Edgar Degas and Edward Hopper in their approaches to nudity

Thesis - 4 pages - Social, moral & civic education

20th century American art is richer than one assumes. The Ash can school cubism, precionism, biomorphism etc. One of the big movements was regionalism lead by Edward Hopper. But people often forget that Hopper didn't only paint landscapes, street scenes and light but also nudes. Naked women were...

09 May 2009
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Discuss the view of education as sophisticated opium for the masses

Thesis - 4 pages - Social, moral & civic education

We will discuss the education under the early Third Republic, and we cannot move away from the context. In 1881 and 1882, when the Ferry's Law was promulgated, the Republic was not comfortably established in France. Monarchists and Bonarpatists were very much present in the country and the...

09 May 2009
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The city and the stake of sustainable development

Thesis - 8 pages - Social, moral & civic education

I chose this subject mainly because I am very interested in urbanism. Indeed, I'd like to start a master called ISUR in French, which means: “Ingénieurie des systèmes urbains en réseaux”. It is a special program that allows to work in the urbanism sector in developing countries. It...

09 May 2009
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The national minority of Finland

Thesis - 9 pages - Social, moral & civic education

From a foreigner's point of view it was so interesting to learn about the minorities in a country which is not your motherland. Since immigration it is such a touchy issue in France we wanted to know a bit about how Finland copes with it? Thus, we wanted first to deal with that...

08 May 2009
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Is it more interesting to work in France or in Ireland?

Thesis - 7 pages - Social, moral & civic education

For a long time Ireland has had a lower level of standard of living, in comparison to the other countries of EU, but this situation will not last long because great economic expansion in Ireland will be followed by emigration of highly skilled migrant workers in all sector and coming from diverse...

08 May 2009
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Is the first job contract the real cause for the 2006 French riots?

Thesis - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

On August the 5th 1981, President Reagan fired 11,359 striking air traffic controllers who had ignored his order to return to work. It might seem utterly mad to a French audience because since May the 25th 1864, the Loi Ollivier has authorized the "right to be on strike". Indeed, the French...

07 May 2009
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Wacquant's contrast of French and American 'ghettoes'

Thesis - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

‘The American ghetto is far more closed, penalizing and violent than the decaying French periphery' This introduction by E. Mingione to Wacquant's study summarizes the contrast demonstrated between the ‘Red Belt', that is the French working class cities and the ‘Black Belt'...

07 May 2009
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Southern attitudes towards Northern Ireland

Thesis - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Since the creation of the Republic of Ireland in 1922, the territory of Ireland is divided between two parts. The first one, Northern Ireland, is still taking part of the United Kingdom whereas the Republic of Ireland became an independent state. Since then, there is a constitutional conflict...