For your midterm project, you will write a blog about two of the migrant communi

For your midterm project, you will write a blog about two of the migrant communities we have studied so far, using at least two of the articles we read in class to help you. You will narrate the story of how these immigrants came to the United States, under what circumstances, and what brought them here. You will then talk about some of their most significant music, providing links to YouTube videos and explaining why the songs you picked are relevant to know. Finally, you will conclude your work by placing the music of these communities within the realm of World Music today. You should answer questions such as, is this music still recorded commercially? Has this music changed from traditional music-making to a more globalized one? Do artists compromise their traditional way of making music to appeal to a global audience? Or, have these musics always been global in one way or another?
The assignment is a blog post and not an academic paper. Even though your tone should be for a general audience, remember to cite your sources. For this assignment, you are not allowed to use Wikipedia, as it is not a reliable source of information.

Final Paper Outline Read the assignment instructions for the Final Paper. Next,

Final Paper Outline
Read the assignment instructions for the Final Paper. Next, develop a formal outline for your Final Paper writing in full sentences (12 point font, Times New Roman font, double spaced). The outline must contain an introduction section with thesis statement, a body section that identifies the five conflict topics that you will use in your Final Paper and includes supporting material for each topic, and a conclusion section which reinforces the thesis statement established in the introduction. Be sure to include a bibliography with at least two of the sources that you will use for your Final Paper. Please make sure that the sources that you use are listed in the APA format.
Cite your sources in the outline and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
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Focus of the Final Paper
This course focuses on identifying types of conflicts and resolving conflicts through effective communication techniques. Your Final Paper will be an eight-to ten-page paper (excluding the APA title and reference pages) that will showcase what you learned about conflict and conflict resolution.
Identify a recent interpersonal, group, or organizational conflict that you were involved in and was later resolved. Select five of the topics listed below and discuss how they apply to your chosen conflict.  You must use a minimum of five resources to help support your discussion of these topics. Be sure to focus on communication techniques that were used during the conflict management process. Argue whether the resolution to this conflict was a “best practices” approach to resolving this conflict. 
Your paper must include an introduction paragraph that provides a high-level overview of your paper. In addition, your paper must include a strong conclusion paragraph that brings together the topics discussed. Remember not to introduce any new topics in your conclusion.
Conflict Topics for the Final Paper (select five)
Why does conflict occur?
Conflict management
The positive and negative effects of conflict
Role of personality types in conflict management
Communication techniques
Ethics and workplace conflicts
Climate in a conflict situation
Stress and anger
Facework
Forgiveness
Mediation and arbitration
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the APA checklist (Links to an external site.) in the Writing Center.
Must include a title page with the following:
Title of paper
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least five scholarly resources, including a minimum of two from the University of Arizona Global Campus Library.
Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Common APA Citations (Links to an external site.) page in the Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center.
Please note that if you are a Communications Studies major, this assignment will be an element in your graduation portfolio. If you have not set up your portfolio yet, you may do so by selecting Folio. If you have set up your portfolio, you can access it the same way. You will be working with your portfolio extensively in the Communications capstone course, COM480. If you are a Communications Studies major, please add this paper to your portfolio. Other students are not required to do this. View the Setting Up and Using Folio (Links to an external site.) for guidance.
For your reference, these are the elements that are required to be included in your portfolio:
COM101 Week 1 assignment “Perspective on Communication” and Final Paper “Personal Communication Skills Assessment”
COM223 Final Paper “Persuasive Campaign for Online Education”
COM325 Final Paper (This Paper)
COM345 Final Project
COM355 Final Paper “The Future of Communication Technology”
COM370 Week 1 assignment “Personal Cultural Profile” and Final Project “Oral History Interview”
COM425 Final Paper
SPE103 A speech of your choice from the class

Students will find a published argument (newspaper editorial, online article, ca

Students will find a published argument (newspaper editorial, online article, cable news segment, etc) and break it into its constituent parts according to the Toulmin Model. After identifying the constituent parts the students will offer a brief critique of the argument. In what ways was it deficient and (perhaps) how could it be strengthened?

Students will find a published argument (newspaper editorial, online article, ca

Students will find a published argument (newspaper editorial, online article, cable news segment, etc) and break it into its constituent parts according to the Toulmin Model. After identifying the constituent parts the students will offer a brief critique of the argument. In what ways was it deficient and (perhaps) how could it be strengthened?

Please describe your interest in Medill’s Integrated Marketing Communications pr

Please describe your interest in Medill’s Integrated Marketing Communications program in 1,500 words or fewer. Be sure to address the following questions:
If you had to explain to someone what Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) means, how would you describe it?
What experiences in your life have led you to pursue an IMC degree? What is it about Medill’s IMC graduate program that particularly attracts you? How will this program help you to achieve your future professional goals?
How will your background, identity and professional experiences help you co-create an inclusive and enriching learning experience with your classmates and faculty in the IMC program?
Describe one setback you faced in your professional life (for example, in a job or class). How did you respond and what did you learn from the experience?

Introduction  In this week’s reading from Baym as well as the article by Butler

Introduction 
In this week’s reading from Baym as well as the article by Butler, Bateman, and Gray, you read about how communities come together and sustain themselves online. The authors believe that communities work best when they are closely focused on a specific topic and have a large enough membership to sustain themselves during periods when members leave and are replaced. Butler et al. also believe that the technologies used to create a community impact how successful that community will be. In this discussion I’d like you to think about how communities are formed by looking at an example of how companies have tried to create artificial online communities for their employees.
As we saw in the module notes, communities can be very powerful. Companies like Yammer have tried to create social networks for businesses and other organizations to harness that power. Li’s article in this week’s readings notes that many corporations have tried to create social networks for their employees in order to boost collaboration and productivity but have run into difficulties when relatively few employees use these networks.
Discussion Questions
After reviewing Baym and Butler et al., answer the following questions. This activity aligns with module outcome 1.
•    Using evidence from Baym and Butler et al., identify a corporate social network either from your own experience or from research and explain why it is or is not a community. How is it similar to or different from an organically developed community such as Above Top Secret?
•    How do the challenges that Li identified reflect the role of technology in community formation identified by Butler et al.?
•    Given the challenges that Li identified, how can companies encourage more collaboration and community-building among employees in virtual spaces? Is there more to it than simply having leaders participate more as Li suggests? Explain your response.

This assignment requires that you watch a film or documentary that questions or

This assignment requires that you watch a film or documentary that questions or pushes the boundaries regarding gender in our society. Students should choose from the list below.* Many are available free via Netflix, Amazon Prime, or HBO, but if not, I have linked it to the SDSU library website. Simply watch the film/documentary. After viewing the film, write a very brief description, then the majority of the paper should consist of a critical response utilizing material, theories, and concepts discussed in class and/or readings. Make sure to cite sources. The essay must be typed, in APA style, and be between two to three pages. You will be graded for your ability to engage the film based on course material and the quality of your writing.
Cover page: No
Reference page: Yes
Approved List:
Dramas (fiction and nonfiction)
Tomboy (2011)
Boys Don’t Cry
Dramatic retelling of a true story
General Trans Issues
Trans (2012) (Amazon Prime, Kanopy)
Transhood (2020) (HBO, HBO Max)
Athletics (General)
Changing the Game (2020) (Hulu) 
Transgender Bodybuilding Documentaries
Transformer (2017) (Netflix)       
Man Made (2019)
Transgender Representation in the Media
The Trans List (2016) (Links to an external site.) (also HBO)
Disclosure (2020) (Netflix)
Transgender Activism
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017) (Netflix)
Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria (2005)
Drag Culture
Paris is Burning (Links to an external site.) (fans of Pose will love this!)
Military Issues
Transmilitary (2018) (Links to an external site.)
Explores the fight for transgender service people to remain in the military
Invisible War (2012) (Links to an external site.)
Explosive documentary about sexual assault in US military
Feminist Issues
It’s a Girl (2012)
The devaluation of women and female genocide in India and China
The Hunting Ground (2015) (Links to an external site.)
Rape culture on college campuses
Intersex Documentarie
XXY (Tubi)
Intersexion: Finding a Place in a Two-Gender World (Amazon Prime)

Introduction McNamee, Peterson, and Pena outline some of the reasons that extrem

Introduction
McNamee, Peterson, and Pena outline some of the reasons that extremist groups and hate groups develop and sustain themselves in an online environment. As your read in the Module Notes, several organizations actively work to counter the influence of hate groups online, while the U.S. and other governments have actively worked to shut down terrorists’ access to online recruitment tools. Such efforts place into conflict two competing values, freedom of speech and public safety, and there is a great deal of controversy over how much governments can do to control what people say and do in cyberspace.
Discussion Questions
After reviewing McNamess et al. and the Module Notes, answer the following questions. This activity aligns with module outcome 2.
•    How can governments, internet service providers, and social media networks balance free expression with public safety?
•    What, if any, limits would you recommend on freedom of speech on the internet? Are you willing to give up some of your own freedom of speech to limit that of extremist or hate groups?
•    Beyond limiting free speech, what other steps would you recommend that governments, nongovernment organizations, and individual take to combat hate speech online?

We discussed the power of communities and networks and looked at some examples o

We discussed the power of communities and networks and looked at some examples of how people have come together online to form a community around shared identities or interests. Because communities attract loyal and dedicated members, businesses and organizations around the world have recognized the importance of such communities. Developing online spaces for people to come together is now big business. Facebook, for example, purchased the photo-sharing social media app Instagram for more than $700 million in 2013. Now, it’s your turn to play the role of developer and convince a group of (imaginary) investors why they should give you $100 million or more for an online community that you plan to create and develop.
Develop a multimedia presentation in which you will outline a New Media venture and explain to a group of investors why it could be the next big thing online. You’ll need to explain what makes it interesting and compelling, who your target audience is, and how you will turn your New Media venture into a community for your users. This venture will use what you have learned during this course to create a community for a group of your choice. You will need to explain how that New Media venture will create an online community, attract new members, and sustain itself over the long term.
PART ONE:
In this assignment, you will create a proposal for your final presentation. This proposal will contain several parts:
•    Identify the group you would like to target. Be specific. “Americans” or “women” is too broad. “Fans of Stanley Kubrick movies” however would be appropriate and narrow enough.
•    Identify the New Media venture you feel would best reach this audience, such as a social media site, a dating site, a message board, an app—really anything. Be creative!
•    Briefly explain in ONE paragraph why you feel that this New Media venture would appeal to the group you identified in step 1 and would help to form a community.
After completing this proposal, you will also need to identify some sources that you plan to use to help you develop your presentation.
•    Submit an annotated bibliography, such as books, journal articles, or articles from reputable magazines and websites in which you research your selected group and the concept of online communities.
•    For each entry, explain what you learned from the resource and also be sure to explain how the resource will help you to develop your ideas about an online community for this group.
Your essay must meet the following criteria:
•    Cite the text, specified readings, and research (with page numbers) and reference it at the end of the essay.
•    Write in APA style using correct grammar and spelling.
•    Identify five college-level sources and evaluate them thoroughly by summarizing their main ideas and evaluating their relevance to the project.
PART TWO:
New media holds the power to bring people together as communities. Businesses and organizations around the world have recognized the importance of such communities, and developing online spaces for people to come together is now big business. In your Proposal and Annotated Bibliography, you selected a topic for a multimedia presentation proposing a New Media venture that will use what you have learned (during this course) to create a community for your chosen group. Now it’s time to present what you have learned as a multimedia presentation to potential investors in your new media venture to convince them why your new media venture will succeed.
To help you think about how you might present a pitch for your new media venture, you may want to review pitches that entrepreneurs have offered on the TV Shark Tank such as this one, Cate App (Links to an external site.) [Video file, 11:07 minutes] 
This assignment requires you to create a multimedia presentation. Imagine that you are presenting a pitch to investors to convince them to fund your new media product. Your multimedia presentation may be presented in the form of a slideshow using presentation software such as PowerPoint.
Writing Requirements:
•    An introduction providing an overview of your topic and your new media venture. Why should investors be interested in your product or service?
•    A discussion of who your audience will be and why they need your product or service. What do you know about the audience’s demographics? How will you use what you know to tailor your product or service to their needs and their expectations about new media? What research supports the need for this product or service?
•    An analysis of how your new media venture will build a community. What elements will help it succeed? How can you use what you’ve learned about communities to make your product or service more effective?
•    An identification of at least one ethical concern that might arise from your new media venture and an analysis of how you plan to address that concern. Some potential issues might include the potential for cyberbullying, the digital divide, catfishing, etc.
•    A conclusion that sums up your product or service and tries to convince investors to finance you.

After reading and discussing the New York Times article by Kate Murphy titled “P

After reading and discussing the New York Times article by Kate Murphy titled “Pandemic-Proof Your Habits,” please briefly summarize the article and write a response stating whether or not you agree with her about the significance of routines and why it’s important to develop new routines when the old ones don’t work anymore.  You may wish to provide examples of how your own routines and habits have changed in the past year and a half, at work, at school, at home, in the community, etc.  Also, please describe whether or not your use of social media has increased since the pandemic began, and if so, if social media has been helpful or not so helpful in establishing and maintaining new routines.  Your response should be 1-2 pages.  The article can be found in the Announcements link in Canvas titled “Article for Third Essay.”