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12 Sep 2016

Death penalty: does the U.S. really need capital punishment?

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

Capital punishment, which is the act of killing a criminal for a terrible crime, is a controversial subject in the United States. Over the course of history, public opinion has wavered on whether or not the death penalty should be administered. Decades ago in the 1970's, for example, public...

09 Sep 2016

Afghan women under the Taliban

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

Living in the United States it is often easy to take for granted many of the liberties that we hold so dear and which were gotten so long ago. However, when thinking about equality, we must remember that great strides have been made to accommodate different people, but at often times people...

26 Feb 2012

Essay on human rights

Thesis - 10 pages - Social sciences

"Imagine that you are creating a fabric of human destiny with the object of making men happy in the end [...], but that it was essential and inevitable to torture to death only one tiny creature [...], would you consent to be the architect on those conditions?". There, Fyodor...

13 Oct 2011

The Baptist Church

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

I have chosen to research the Baptist Christian denomination. I chose this faith because my boyfriend is Baptist and I have always been fascinated by his church and beliefs. The Baptist church was founded in the year 1611 by John Smyth and Thomas Helwys of Amesterdam. It was founded in the...

10 Oct 2011

The Implications of Expectation

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

The essence of comedy is widely debated but, as Umberto Eco emphasizes, with little success: “the uneasiness manifested by those who have theorized on the comic inclines us to think that the Comic must be somehow connected with uneasiness.” It may be more meaningful and productive to...

03 Oct 2011

Role of human service agencies on combating sex-trafficking

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

Human trafficking is not a new problem. The problem of sex-trafficking began as early as 3000 BC-300 AD, starting during ancient times and existed within Roman, Egyptian, Persian and Greek cultures (Shared Hope International, 2009). Human trafficking is also considered to be one of the...

16 Sep 2011

Being a Man in Ancient Rome

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

“The Etruscans, early Rome's powerful neighbors to the north, were known to have an interest in Greek pederasty and were one of the chief export markets for Athenian vases displaying pederastic themes.” (Hubbard 2003, 308.) It is difficult to tell whether Romans adopted this same...

14 Sep 2011

The speech impediment stuttering

Thesis - 10 pages - Social sciences

In our language and culture class, we had several detailed discussions regarding speech disabilities and how they affect one's performance of language and others' views on that person's comprehension of, or competence in, language. We also learned that speech impediments afflicted a larger number...

26 Aug 2011

Mass media: The effects on youth

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

Each time a child turns on the TV, they will see or hear something that will effect their lives them in some way. It would be wise for parents to limit childrens' exposure to influential media such as the news, violent video games, and the like. Over 60% of television shows during prime time...

15 Jul 2011

The Momentum of media towards enlightenment

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

In his essay entitled ‘Was ist Aufklarung?,' Immanuel Kant explores the concept of enlightenment as it exists as an attainable state for mankind in society. In response to his title, ‘What is Enlightenment?,' Kant defines the framework of comprehension within which his insight expands;...

30 Jun 2011

Exploring the Genesis of the Department of Homeland Security: What Exactly Lies Within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence?

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

This report will investigate the root causes for the creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). To help explain the genesis of its inception, history of the Bush administration's preoccupation with securing the nation from terrorist threats or attacks will be...

30 Jun 2011

The birth date effect in children entering education systems: Is a child's self esteem compromised by being admitted overly young into the formal education system?

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

The purpose of this study is to explore the possibility that admitting too young a child into formal education systems (e.g., kindergarten, elementary school) can negatively affect that child's self-esteem in later years. Although educational psychologists agree that a young child's...

24 Jun 2011

The Attraction of Race, Class, and Poverty for Pro-Business' Choice in Undesirable Land Usage

Thesis - 8 pages - Social sciences

The primary focus of the term paper is to explore why communities of color and other related politico-social neighborhoods are seemingly fair game for pro-business usage of these lands as toxic dump sites or for other environmentally harmful industries. While it seems logical that...

09 Jun 2011

The Role of Black Artists in African American Culture

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

Throughout the Harlem Renaissance, blacks were creating new ways to identify themselves both individually and as a part of a new, developing culture within America. While some black writers used their work to identify their race as a separate entity, others used their writing to expose the social...

09 Jun 2011

'Nightingale' & Loss of True Meaning

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

Cultural constructions are constantly creating realities as representations go from fiction to fact in the minds of society. In terms of Coleridge's “Nightingale,” the same is true as one interpretation of the bird's song creates a personification that becomes not only true for that...

23 May 2011

Impact of fallacies on rational thinking

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

A fallacy is a defect weakening a particular argument or a form of reasoning error (Garssen & Meuffels, 2009). It pertains to arguments specifically or reasoning used in an effort to lay rational basis or ground for an opinion or view. Correct arguments follow the sound reason principles...

16 May 2011

To what extent can white people be blamed for the African slave trade?

Thesis - 1 pages - Social sciences

Before the Atlantic trade and probably before the trans-Saharan trade, slavery existed in Africa as in every other ancient society. However, if we consider the intensity and the conditions of life associated with the trades, the Atlantic trade is a fundamentally new system that did not...

03 May 2011

Organized Sports for Children and Pre-Adolescents: Genuine Fun or do the 'Cons' Outweigh the 'Pros'?

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

The advantages and disadvantages of sports for children has been a topic of debate among parents, sports lovers, health professionals and sociologists. The main question being asked, is do the “pros really outweigh the cons”? Could the benefits of exercise, opportunity for...

03 May 2011

Right of Rebellion: Thomas Hobbes vs. John Locke

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

Thomas Hobbes and John Locke were two prominent political thinkers. Although both advocated theories of social contracts and natural law, they have distinct views on human nature, laws of nature, and why a civil society should be formed. In particular, both Hobbes and Locke differ in how...

16 Apr 2011

Discussing the idea of America as E Pluribus Unum or E Pluribus Pluribus using Mexican-American immigrants as an example.

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

History has shown that America is made up of many people. The original people of this continent are the Native Americans. Then we have the English immigrants and Irish, Chinese, Japanese, German, Polish, Russian and immigrants of other countries. One by one they have integrated themselves into...

21 Mar 2011

Cultural question of wage discrepancies between professional women and men

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

Women earn, on average, 20% less than what men earn in North America. It was not until 1920, across North America, that women were given the right to vote. Today, more women than men are enrolled in professional post degree programs in Canada and the United States. Today, women comprise 46% of...

11 Jan 2011

What are the psycho-sociological reasons for the popularity of TV serials?

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

Why are television serials popular? How did they become so famous? Are we attracted to them or addicted to them? There are different ways one can observe how television serials and programs became popular in the twentieth century. Television serials have suddenly changed “all the factors -...

21 Dec 2010

The paradox of poverty in Nigeria: Junior engineers, technicians and scientists (jets) as panacea

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

Among the countries in the world, Nigeria is one with a high level of poverty. The case of Nigeria however presents a glaring paradox. The country is rich but the citizens are poor. Despite the abundant human and natural resources in Nigeria, majority of the citizens are living in...

17 Dec 2010

Is Minorities' bond to the past a burden or a blessing?

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

African diaspora narratives have one thing in common: their richness. They cover the plural aspects of a culture and underline the complexity of an uprooted people identity. Mirta Yanez's “Of Natural Causes” is representing of this controversy. The story focuses on a group of Haitian...

17 Dec 2010

Civil War and Reconstruction: The Freedmen's fight for an equal share of the American Dream

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

The analysis of the way emancipation was acquired is revealing of the reason why the freedom the slaves obtained turned out to be so limited. The context must be taken into account. The reasons why the war started and was going on were not clear so clear anymore. Making emancipation a result of...

17 Dec 2010

John Brown: An ambiguous and controversial anti-hero

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

The subject of terrorism is extremely touchy, particularly in the US where it is especially since 9/11, the nation's number one fear. It is seen as a threat incompatible with the ideals of a free country which laws are supposed to be respected by all individuals. Only negatives connotations come...

17 Dec 2010

Automated to Death? - Safety concerns with automated systems

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

This is very interesting article which brings our attention towards the safety concerns with automated systems. Several incidents are discussed in the article that is related to automation of the respective systems ranging from the metro crash in Washington DC to the presence of faulty...

13 Dec 2010

Food Industry and Obesity: A study

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

Obesity and the growing trends of unhealthy lifestyles have penetrated the U.S in epidemic proportions. Two-thirds of the adult population is overweight, of those, one-half is diagnosed as obese. U.S citizens are becoming increasingly vulnerable to excessive weight gain...

13 Dec 2010

A balance of surveillance and privacy

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

In the twenty-first century, we have technological capabilities that are far superior from twenty years ago. New technology has opened the doors for surveillance techniques to vastly improve. The government now has ways to watch any person at any time, track them by GPS, and listen in on their...

10 Dec 2010

Ethics and the consumer coursework

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

In a world where globalization seems to be everywhere, emerge some notions as ethics, consumer policy, involving government and others organizations. The aim of that is finally the well-being of people, more precisely, consumers. The term “ethics” is used to define a system of moral...

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