Gun Control

This is a research paper Question is “ What solutions do you propose to best address the issue of gun violence in the US”


Podcast on Acculturation

Create informative and persuasive communicative messages in different mediated contexts.

We live in a world where anyone can create her or his own audio or video production and display it for the world. One such medium, podcasting, has become wildly popular. To help you understand what podcasts are and how they are changing modern media, start by reading the article, “What is Podcasting?” from

Using the free audio editing program Audacity (free to download at, you will create a 5 to 10 minute Podcast explaining the history of a specific concept or theory discussed within the textbook. You must cite at least 3 peer-reviewed sources within your podcast. You cannot use the same topic you used for the voiced-over PowerPoint presentation for this assignment.

Furthermore, only one person can create a podcast on a specific subject, so please make sure you post which topic you’ve chosen in the general discussion board this week. As always, this is a first-come, first-get process, so don’t wait until the last minute to select your topic. The following is a list of the fundamental components of your podcast:

Must be a communication topic discussed in the textbook.
You must use 3 peer-reviewed sources (not from the textbook).
You must use music of some kind within the podcast.
You must have at least one clear transition, a musical interlude that helps you switch topics, within the podcast.
Podcast should be formatted as a news-based story on your topic.

ADHD: Medicating a Generation

The paper analyses some of the medication options for ADHD and what more can be done to further medicate the generation.

Los Angeles County Housing Element

Personal Essay evaluating one element from General Plan (3-4 pages, 1200-1400 words) After completing this course, you should know something about General Plan. Please obtain a copy of general plan from any city, and pick one element. Evaluate one element. Does it cover what you have learned from this course? Does it make sense for the city you picked? What about time frame for the city? Is it practical or just a wishful idea? Since you only have 3-4 pages, we suggest that you write and present your evaluation clearly.

The Philadelphia Story

The Philadelphia Story was produced at MGM for a 1940 release. The film was directed by George Cukor, one of the most important and reliable of studio directors of the Golden Age. Cukor was particularly adept at directing women and he remained a top choice of producers and actresses alike for comedies and musicals. Cukor was a director who excelled at pacing complex stories involving conflict between the sexes. The film is also a generic combination of Screwball Comedy (exploring conflicts about class, education, politics, and family life with witty dialogue), in addition to Romantic Comedy (the conflicts to delay or ensure love and marriage.)


Pay attention to the mise-en-scène and characters:

  1. When we observe the locations and scenes of the Lord family mansion, what does it tell us about the family in terms of wealth and the kinds of possessions they value? How do we learn about them visually?
  1. How are we introduced to the major characters, Carey Grant, Katherine Hepburn, Jimmy Stewart, and Ruth Hussey? What do we quickly learn about them visually?
  1. How important are costume changes for the female actors, what do they reveal about their characters?
  1. What are some of the themes of the film?
  2. What else impressed you about the film?