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29 May 2008
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Privatization of Social Security: Will it Work?

Essay - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

When President Bush revealed his plan to overhaul Social Security in his speech at the Republican convention, it was received with mixed reactions. President Bush wants to overhaul Social Security and put it on sound financial footing. (Christine Dugas, 2004) According to Henry J. Aaron (1999,...

29 May 2008
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Sex Discrimination against Women

Essay - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Women feminists everywhere have been, “shouting for years and are still shouting whenever they hear it said that the subordination of women is caused by the inferiority of our natural capacities.”(Delphy 23). This shows that many women feel as if they are constantly subject to...

27 May 2008
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Hamartia: Of Man And God

Essay - 4 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The human genome has twenty-three pairs of chromosomes, genes of each intricately woven into the fabric of our beings. Their amino acid constituents are programmed to function and because they determine particular characteristics of organisms, they control who we are. Are we thus compelled by...

16 May 2008
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A Review of Same-Sex Family Medicine

Essay - 2 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Same-sex couples and families face many additional challenges in the United States, whether it be from cultural views on their lifestyle or any number of legal barriers that interrupt the function of their daily lives. This paper seeks to focus on one particular legal hurdle that homosexual...

13 May 2008
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Violence Is Everywhere

Essay - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Violence is everywhere. People see it in movies featuring Vin Diesel, in many video games, and read about it in books. Many people argue that television should not feature violence since it may affect young children in undesirable ways. Children can grow up to be desensitized to violence and...

13 May 2008
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Digital Masterpieces : Are video games any good?

Essay - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Video games draw plenty of criticism these days. Parents and politicians alike look at video games as a bad thing in society; it's a time sink that prevents families from bonding and schoolwork from getting done, in their eyes. Others view video games as a way to socialize and meet other...

09 May 2008
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The Censorship of Pornography

Case study - 4 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Robert Marshall's “Internet Filters Should Be Used to Reduce Access to Internet Pornography” addresses the controversial issues of pornography and Internet censorship simultaneously. Pornography is controversial because of the often graphic nature of the material; and its effect on...

08 May 2008
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An Ideological Threat

Essay - 2 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four examines a society plagued by war, hunger, and ever-present government surveillance. Lack of resources and the prospect of death face all citizens everyday, and yet their ruling body is in no danger of losing its power. This body, the Party, employs bizarre and...

07 May 2008
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Rewriting the Future

Essay - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The passage of Exodus 20:5 discusses the inheritance of “the sins of the father laid upon the children,” illustrating the idea that one generation's legacy is often placed on the shoulders of its offspring. Children must learn the ways of the world, that is, become prepared to exist in...

06 May 2008
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THE JUDAS CODE: A Revelation of Moral and Ethical Dilemmas in New Testament Scripture

Essay - 4 pages - Social, moral & civic education

In The Divine Comedy, author Dante Alighieri illustrates “Inferno,” his interpretation of Hell, which is divided into nine distinct “circles,” each designated for a particular severity of sinner. Within the ninth and innermost circle resides Satan, forever trapped inside a...

06 May 2008
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Clash of the Christians: Why Rome's Religious and Social Practices Catalyzed the Christian Explosion in the First Century

Essay - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

“Goodness is the only investment that never fails,” once penned poet Henry David Thoreau. Such was a belief of the earliest followers of Christianity, most of whom were disrespected lower-class citizens of the Roman Empire. Christians proclaimed the existence of utopian life after death...

05 May 2008
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Deconstructing the Traditional View of Judas the Betrayer: An Exploration of the Gospel of Judas

Essay - 2 pages - Social, moral & civic education

“My god, I'm sick. I've been used and you knew all the time. God I'll never know why you chose me.” The rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar features a torn, confused Judas Iscariot contemplating his suicide shortly after betraying Jesus Christ. These lyrics make it seem like Judas played...

05 May 2008
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Homosexuality in China

Case study - 8 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Despite being the most populous and regulated nation in Asia, China still does not have any official statistics on the number of homosexuals in the country. However, unofficial estimates indicate that there may be 20-40 million homosexuals currently living in China. Yet until recently, there was...

05 May 2008
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Political Image and the Public Trust: A Look At Today's Media

Essay - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

These days the general population has a plethora of choices as to where they get their news from. With media outlets owned by big business conglomerates, it can be hard to decide what the truth is and what stories have been tweaked to meet the audience's interest. Rupert Murdoch's Fox News...

05 May 2008
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Judaism, Christianity and Anti-Semitism

Essay - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Throughout the histories of two of the world's major religions, there has been immense effort to keep separate from one another by focusing on differences rather than similarities. In time Christianity became the oppressor of the religion that gave it life, merely because it could not or refused...

05 May 2008
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The Political Rhetoric of Same-Sex Marriage

Essay - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Same-sex marriage, the notion that two members of the same gender can be joined in a legally recognized union that is the civic basis of marriage, is a hot topic in the United States. The dispute over same-sex marriage has raged for years; the debate reached a fevered pitch after the 2004...

01 May 2008
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Abortion Protestors: Man v. Machine

Case study - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

In the war waged between abortion-rights activists and anti-abortion protestors, the front lines are often in front of abortion clinics or medical facilities that provide abortions. Since the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, legal abortion in the United States has been one of the single...

29 Apr 2008
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You Have Got To Have Faith

Essay - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Throughout time and across most historical records, people have been asked to have faith in some all-knowing, omnipotent deity in one form or another. Whether snake worship with human sacrifice or God in heaven above, we are all asked to have faith. Who is doing the asking? Well, just about...

28 Apr 2008
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What Sex Should Really Mean in a Relationship

Essay - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

I sit and watch my wife, as I often do, when she does not know I am looking at her and me thank God that I am blessed to have a woman who enjoys life. We, like any other couple, have our ups and downs and sometimes the downs outweigh the ups. Nevertheless, I would not trade my marriage for all...

24 Apr 2008
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What are the powerful symbols of rebirth and hope?

Case study - 8 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Throughout the course of time and contained within most historical references that discuss, analyze and theorize about ancient as well as modern religions there is almost always a reference to symbols as they relate to the multitude of religions. Specifically, this paper discusses symbols of...

23 Apr 2008
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Examining Urban Poverty In Canadian Society

Essay - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Poverty is a problem which is increasing steadily on a global scale. In North America, urban poverty is growing rapidly. Urban Poverty is a term used to describe people living in urban environments whom lack the means required to provide themselves with the basic necessities needed to live...

18 Apr 2008
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Berger and Luckmann propose 3 steps in the social construction of reality

Thesis - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Peter Berger and Thomas Luckmann discuss the social construction of reality in their work, The Social Construction of Reality, published in 1966. Reality, as defined by Berger and Luckmann, is a combination of norms (socially acceptable ways of acting and thinking) and institutionalized objects...

18 Apr 2008
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Sudan: A Sociological Study

Case study - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The largest country in Africa, the Republic of Sudan has been the victim of famines, unstable military rule, coup d'etats, violation of human rights issues, and one of the most violent civil wars in the continent. Spanning an area of 2,503,890 sq km with a population of 37, 090, 000 in 2002....

17 Apr 2008
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Challenging Underachievement in Boys: A Critical Review of Unreliable and Misinterpreted Data Collection Methods

Tutorials/exercises - 8 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Raising the achievement level of male pupils, especially disadvantaged males, has been a concern of the UK educational system from several years. Many studies have been conducted using various methods and data sources. The following paper is a critical review of "Challenging Underachievement in...

17 Apr 2008
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Networked multiplayer games as a valid means of social interaction

Essay - 2 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The question I will endeavour to address is whether network multiplayer capable computer games offer a valid means of social interaction. To satisfactorily address this question, several terms must be defined as they are used in the context of this document. The first issue which must be...

16 Apr 2008
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Our Generation: Mean or Dazed?: peer pressure and how we respond to it

Essay - 4 pages - Social, moral & civic education

A vast multitude of movies have been made in an attempt to realistically recreate many generations on screen. Almost every generation has had a movie made to express the thoughts of the people within it. After searching several movies, I watched two in order to see which best represents our...

15 Apr 2008
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The Blessed Mother of God: The Virgin Mary's Significance in the Christian World

Thesis - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The Virgin Mary is a significant figure in the Christian religion, with her significance remaining nearly identical throughout the different sects of Christianity. From her Immaculate Conception to her Assumption into Heaven, the mother of God holds many significant values and beliefs to all...

15 Apr 2008
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Rodman's representation of music

Thesis - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Being a UMass student in today's day and age is far different from those who had come before. One of my most apparent and vivid memories of being a freshman four years ago was my discovery of the (now infamous), i2hub. Being an avid record collector (both vinyl and cd form), I at first felt...

19 Feb 2008
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Zen Buddhism and Western Culture: How its practices affect its culture and are mirrored in many Western ideas

Essay - 4 pages - Social, moral & civic education

There has always been a fascination with the contrast between Eastern and Western philosophies, culture and ideas. And nowhere is this fact more prominent than in religion and religious practices. More specifically, the Asian religion of Buddhism, though seeing its tenets blossom through...

18 Feb 2008
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The Many Faces of Michel Foucault: An Analysis of the Evolution of his Conception of Identity Formation in the Modern World Through his Life and Works

Essay - 20 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Throughout the course of his career as a historian, author, philosopher, and artist, Michel Foucault often shifted directions in his work, reinventing himself in the process and offering little explanation for his decisions to do so. Shortly after the publication of Madness and Civilization in...