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18 Aug 2010

Life of Pi: A quest journey

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

According to Foster, a quest is usually consisted of five elements: a quester, a destination, stated reason to go there, challenges and obstacles, and a real reason to go there. (Foster 3) These elements were significant in a sense; as they could be applied to the growth of Pi from “Life of...

17 Aug 2010

The tattoo as a mark of belonging, a mark of distinction or a purely aesthetic symbol

Thesis - 8 pages - Social sciences

A tattoo is a factor of integration, a mark of belonging to a community except in the West where it is the sign of a rebellious spirit. In adolescents, it may be viewed as a concept similar to the blood pact and may be aimed to keep away anxiety or the pain of living if it becomes too powerful....

17 Aug 2010

The role of education in human life

Thesis - 7 pages - Social sciences

A study of history reveals the importance given to education by different societies. No human being can live a cultured and disciplined life without some form of education. "Man is what education makes him".. To understand a person fully, it is essential to take his education into account. This...

17 Aug 2010

Buddhism vs. superheroism: The risk of dualism in American culture

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

“Even though we say mind and body, they are actually two sides of one coin. This is the right understanding” (Suzuki 25). In this statement, Shunryu Suzuki, author of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, is essentially summing up the concept of dualism, that is, the idea of one...

17 Aug 2010

Travel photography

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

The prime goal of all travel photography is the enjoyment and satisfaction one can get out of it. Each new trip is an act of anticipation of excitement, a reason good enough to enjoy the travel and make it memorable with a camera. With a critical eye on one's own photography skill, one can keep...

17 Aug 2010

Perception of China

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

China is a vast country with a rich culture and profound history of social transformations. Through going on this trip to China, I hope to connect Becker, Wasserstrom, Pomfret, and Seybolt's perspectives of China with my own experience to paint an overall image of China. Through scrutinizing at...

17 Aug 2010

Communist reforms: The drive to success

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

Harold Wilson once stated that “He who rejects change is the architect of decay”. Thus, as illustrated through Wilson's saying, improvement can only be attained with new branches of thoughts. This universal aspect can be vividly demonstrated through Pomfret's “Chinese Lessons: Five...

17 Aug 2010

Comparison: Beijing and Shanghai

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

Although both Beijing and Shanghai were popular cities in China, their different geographical locations changed their fates wholly, leading to distinct imprints in Chinese history. Their diverse historical developments could be demonstrated through Becker's “City of Heavenly Tranquility:...

13 Aug 2010

Impact of avian flu on poultry industry

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

In the final years of World War I, soldiers fighting in the trenches began suffering from an unusual disease that was subsequently labeled Spanish flu. While the first outbreak of this disease was detected in May of 1919, within a few months the number of cases and deaths caused by this virus...

13 Aug 2010

Hostage negotiations

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

A critical review of what has been written about hostage negotiation reveals that there are two distinct types of hostage taking: kidnapping and sieges (Giebels, Noelanders & Vervaeke, 2005). Regardless of the context under which an individual is taken hostage however, Giebels and...

13 Aug 2010

Historical background and analysis of Mexico's economy

Thesis - 10 pages - Social sciences

Learning from Mexico's past could provide for a great future, it is a matter of implementation, dedication and a devotion to right the wrongs, and an appreciation that building for the future is worth the sacrifices of today. Mexico's economic history provides for a confounding topic of interest....

12 Aug 2010

Effects of new labor's bill on tuition fee and income inequalities

Tutorials/exercises - 30 pages - Social sciences

New Labor's bill on tuition fees will ensure that students will face the prospect of leaving university with a debt of approximately £15000. Universities will be given leave to increase their tuition fees to around £3000 a year. The reforms which have been announced have been met...

12 Aug 2010

Male aging and sexuality

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

Popular culture is inundated with sexual enhancing medications promising everything from the correction of erectile dysfunction to allowing increased enthusiasm and rejuvenation in the bedroom. If one were to non-scientifically analyze the portrayal of middle-aged and late-middle-aged...

12 Aug 2010

Culture and order: All sweetness and light

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

Culture and Anarchy,” Matthew Arnold's series of essays comment on the status of culture throughout the late nineteenth century. Arnold saw culture as the “pursuit of total perfection. ” It was then, he believed, the practice of all to accept that perfection and further achieve it...

12 Aug 2010

A letter to the United Nations commission on human rights

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

This is a letter asking you to consider the long-standing whaling conflict around the Makah tribe, in Northwest United States, as a human rights violation. The case has the potential to greatly impact the day-to-day lives of many Makah people, and to determine the continuation of a significant...

12 Aug 2010

Lucid dream: Hybrid state and REM sleep

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

Although we have a good understanding of the neurobiology that regulates REM sleep (Rem-on versus Rem-off cells), we poorly understand how such a system is able to trick the brain into thinking that its endogenous stimulation (dream) arouses from external stimulation. More precisely, how...

12 Aug 2010

Moments at the shoulder during work at a coffee shop using only available materials

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

I thought it would be fun to tackle this problem with only the equipment that I had on hand on a typical day studying. I did this at the Tierra Coffee Shop in Coralville. I first imaged my position as I sat in the booth with my laptop (since this is the position I normally assume when studying)....

12 Aug 2010

Racial and ethnic disparities focusing on language barriers

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

Overcoming language barriers to health care is crucial for the well being of millions of immigrants in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau News, as of July 1, 2006, Hispanics remained the largest minority group with 44 million, accounting for about 14.8 percent of the total...

12 Aug 2010

The epidemic of unemployment among immigrants

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

In times of economic uncertainty, immigrants feel the wave of monetary downturn stronger than any other socio-economic group. Minimum wage and unemployment rates for immigrants rise higher than any other group, as well. This negative relationship for immigrants is not a North American-specific...

12 Aug 2010

Music and the generational divide within youth of the Middle East

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

Western culture has infiltrated all corners of globe. Even in Iran, where government officials went to great lengths to preserve their cultural autonomy, pop music created for an Iranian audience is written in English. The identity of Muslim youth is repeatedly combated by examples of Western,...

12 Aug 2010

J.M.S Careless, metropolitanism and the Canadian imagination: A paradigm analysis

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

The Canadian state sits outside of our popular conception of ourselves. Certainly, we as Canadian like to imagine ourselves as inhabiting a vast pristine wilderness of gorgeous mountain tops and uninterrupted prairie - and yet, this popular imaging of Canada bears little resemblance to the...

12 Aug 2010

Why race matters

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

A great deal of discussion takes place in our society which is centered on “race” as an important component of social inequality. This essay will examine how “race” is both a myth and a reality. Why is “race” part of all our social locations, whether...

12 Aug 2010

Skepticism

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

The notion of religion is about as old as humanity itself, and because of this, it is not unusual to study how the different historical periods have affected religion. For the purposes of this paper, we will be looking specifically at how modernity has affected religion, and how religion...

11 Aug 2010

Afrocentric schools

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

The issue of Afrocentric schools is one that is interesting in the broader debate about public education because it incorporates elements of race in a way that has not been done in a long time. The Toronto District School Board, in a special meeting in January of 2008 voted slightly in...

11 Aug 2010

Conflict theories and models

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

There is a fundamental difference in the way consensus and conflict theorists view the very nature of modern society and societal relations, such as class relations, the role of conflict for change and the distribution of power. Generally, the world used the structural functionalist or consensus...

11 Aug 2010

The so called counter culture

Thesis - 1 pages - Social sciences

Ohio, considered to be the epitome of mediocrity of the United States, has Columbus as the capital. One would think it not difficult to be part of the counter culture around here. It is harder than most would think, most likely because of the fact that you are in Ohio. It is increasingly harder...

11 Aug 2010

The school of Athens, Rafael

Thesis - 1 pages - Social sciences

Rafael's painting The School of Athens is a representation of the bridge between classical and the contemporary thought of the renaissance. The connection is shown by placing the great artists and thinkers of the renaissance in the place of the great philosophers of ancient Greece. This coincides...

11 Aug 2010

Myspace, Walmart and Barthes's reading of myth and history

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

How does myth function? What does myth do? How can we understand myth through a new lens and perhaps become aware of its influence and messages? Since myth can function through a kind of subliminal presentation Barthes's “Myth Today” provides a system of analysis that allows us...

11 Aug 2010

Africanisms in America

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

Joseph E. Holloway describes Africanisms as “those elements of culture found in the New World that are traceable to an African origin” (Holloway 2). In my opinion, Africanisms are the traditions and cultural behaviors of African Americans that resemble the traditions and cultures of...

11 Aug 2010

Adult education program

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

Many companies recognize the need for continuous adult education also known as learning and development for employee development. Human capital is one of the key assets in an organization. Development of human capital brings out the best in its people for better business results and attainment of...