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SOC 450 Week 4 Assignment 1 Analysis on the Effects of Population Growth

Assignment 1: Analysis on the Effects of Population Growth

Due Week 4 and worth 110 points

Imagine you have been hired as a consultant for the United Nations. You have been asked to write an analysis on how global population growth has caused the following problem and how it affects a developing country of your choosing:

A growing global population that consumes natural resources is partially to blame for the release of greenhouse gases since human consumption patterns lead to deforestation, soil erosion, and farming (overturned dirt releases CO2). However, the critical issue is the burning of fossil fuels (hydrocarbons) such as coal oil and natural gas to produce energy that is used for things like electricity production, and vehicle, heating, and cooking fuels.

The UN has asked that you choose a developing country from this list: https://www.mrs.org/developing-countries-list.

The UN has also given you the following guidelines.

Content

The UN has asked that your paper contain three sections. It has asked that each section be one page (or approximately 300 words) in length and answer specific questions, identified in the outline below. It also asks that you use examples from your developing country when answering the questions.

Introduction

Provide an introduction of half a page minimum that addresses points a-e below.

  1. Explains the problem the UN has asked you to address in your own words;
  2. Identifies the three sections your paper will cover;
  3. Identifies the developing country you will consider;
  4. Tells the UN which causes of greenhouse gases you will explore; and
  5. Provides a one-sentence statement of your solutions at the end of your introduction paragraph.

Section I. Background

  1. What are greenhouse gases?
  2. How do greenhouse gases contribute to global warming?

Section II. How Emissions Causes Problems for the Developing World

  1. Which countries produce the most greenhouse gases?
  2. What are the economic challenges of these emissions (include examples from your chosen country)?
  3. What are the security challenges of these emissions (include examples from your chosen country)?
  4. What are the political challenges of these emissions (include examples from your chosen country)?

Section III. Causes and Solutions of Greenhouse Gases

  1. What are two causes of greenhouse gases?
  2. What are potential solutions to address each of the causes you identified?
  3. What is the relationship between population control and greenhouse gases?

Conclusion

o    Provide a conclusion of half a page minimum that includes a summary of your findings that the United Nations can use to inform future policy decisions.

Success Tips

  • In answering each question, use examples from your developing country to illustrate your points.
  • The UN needs facts and objective analysis on which to base future policy decisions; avoid personal opinion and make sure your answers are based on information you find through research.

Formatting Requirements

  • Make sure your paper consists of four to six pages (re: 1,200 words minimum, not including the cover page, reference page, and quoted material [if any]).
  • Create headings for each section of your paper as follows:

o    Section I. Background

o    Section II. How Emissions Causes Problems for the Developing World

o    Section III. Causes and Solutions for Greenhouse Gases

  • Use and cite at least five credible sources in your research. A list of potential resources is available below.
  • Make sure your paper contains both in-text citations and a source list, per SWS guidelines: Refer to the Strayer Writing Standards (SWS) document for reference.
  • Include a cover page with your name, the country you selected, the date you submitted the paper, and your instructor’s name.

SOC 450 Week 7 Assignment 2 Analysis on Food Security

Due Week 7 and worth 110 points

The members of the United Nations found great value in the analysis you provided on the effects of global warming that result from population growth. They are now asking you write an additional analysis to include further issues related to population growth. Here is the issue they have asked you to consider:

The member states of the United Nations seek to build food systems that can provide global food security which will feed everyone, everywhere, every day by improving food quality though the promotion of effective and nutritional agricultural practices. The crucial issue is not the lack of food in the world but the access to that food. In many developing countries, food shortages are due to governmental control over food distribution. These governments maintain control of the population and their power by limiting access to nutritious food to certain groups. In this practice, they thereby “weaponize” food.

Your second project as a consultant for the United Nations is to develop an analysis that addresses three issues related to global food insecurity caused by global population growth and poverty, and to explore these issues in a developing country of your choosing.

The UN has given you the following guidelines.

Content

The UN has asked that your paper contain three sections. Each section should be one page (or approximately 300 words) in length and answer specific questions, identified in the outline below. It also asks that you use examples from your developing country when answering the questions.

Introduction

Provide an introduction of half a page minimum that addresses points a-e below.

  1. Explains the problem the UN has asked you to address in your own words;
  2. Identifies the three sections your paper will cover;
  3. Identifies the developing country you will consider;
  4. Tells the UN the causes of food insecurity; and
  5. Provides a one-sentence statement of your solutions at the end of your introduction paragraph.

Section I. Background

  1. What is food insecurity?
  2. What role does population growth play in food security?

Section II. Technologies That Can Reduce Hunger and Improve Food Security

  1. What forms of technology can be used to reduce hunger and improve food security?
  2. How would these technological solutions work?
  3. What causes of food insecurity do these technologies address?

Section III. Specific Factors in Chosen Developing Country

  1. Considering the causes of food insecurity, what factors interrupt the flow of food from the source to the people in the developing country you selected?

            Conclusion

  • Provide a conclusion of half a page minimum that includes a summary of your findings that the United Nations can use to inform future policy decisions.

Success Tips

  • In answering each question, use examples from your developing country to illustrate your points.
  • The UN needs facts and objective analysis on which to base future policy decisions; avoid personal opinion and make sure your answers are based on information you find through research.

Formatting Requirements

  • Make sure your paper consists of four to six pages of content (or 1,200 words minimum, not including the cover or reference pages).
  • Create headings for each section of your paper as follows:

o    Section I. Background

o    Section II. Technologies That Can Reduce Hunger and Improve Food Security

o    Section III. Specific Factors in Chosen Developing Country

  • Use and cite at least five credible sources in your research. A list of potential resources is available below.
  • Make sure your paper contains both in-text citations and a source list, per SWS guidelines: Refer to the Strayer Writing Standards (SWS) document for reference.
  • Include a cover page with your name, the country you selected, the date you submitted the paper, and your instructor’s name.

 

SOC 450 Week 9 Assignment 3a Presentation on Threats to the Global Environment

Assignment 3a: Presentation on Threats to the Global Environment

Due Week 9 and worth 150 points

 

Congratulations! The members of the United Nations found great value in the two analyses you provided. They are now asking you to develop a PowerPoint presentation that addresses the four most critical threats to the global environment. They are listed in the table below.

Energy sources Civil war
Globalization Poor health of entire populations
Lack of educational opportunities Cultural taboos
Inappropriate uses of technology Climate change

To complete this task, you must do the following:

Step I. Narrow the List from Eight to the Four Most Critical Threats

To complete this step, complete the following tasks in order:

  • Review research on each of the eight threats listed in the table.
  • Determine what you believe to be the current and potential future impacts of each threat on the global environment.
  • Choose the four threats that you see as the most critical by considering which pose the greatest or most immediate risk to us.

Step II. Create the PowerPoint Presentation

The completed version of this presentation will include a minimum of 19 slides. Your audience consists of the United Nations General Assembly.

 PPT Content and Structure

  1. A Title Slide: Include your name, course title, current date, and the name of your instructor.
  2. An Introduction Slide: List the four threats you chose, and in the Notes section offer a brief narrative justifying these choices
  3. Body Slides:The slide content is listed in the outline below. For each body slide you develop, please include a paragraph in the Notes section explaining how the details you have provided in the slide are pertinent to the United Nations’ discussion on selecting and prioritizing goals.
  1. For your first threat(this is the threat you consider to be the greatest risk/highest priority)
  2. One slide on a brief history and assessment of the threat
  3. One slide on the countries most affected by the threat, and how those countries are affected (please give examples)
  4. One slide on the effects of this threat on the world population as a whole
  5. One slide including a chart, graph, or compelling visual that relates to the content you present in body slides a–c
  6. For your second threat (this is the threat you consider to be the second greatest risk/second highest priority)
  7. One slide on a brief history and assessment of the threat
  8. One slide on the countries most affected by the threat, and how those countries are affected (please give examples)
  9. One slide on the effects of this threat on the world population as a whole
  10. One slide including a chart, graph, or compelling visual that relates to the content you present in body slides a–c

 

III.             For your third threat (this is the threat you consider to be the third greatest threat/highest priority)

  1. One slide on a brief history and assessment of the threat
  2. One slide on the countries most affected by the threat, and how those countries are affected (please give examples)
  3. One slide on the effects of this threat on the world population as a whole
  4. One slide including a chart, graph, or compelling visual that relates to the content you present in body slides a–c
  5. For your fourth threat (this is the threat you consider to be the fourth greatest threat/highest priority)
  6. One slide on a brief history and assessment of the threat
  7. One slide on the countries most affected by the threat, and how those countries are affected (please give examples)
  8. One slide on the effects of this threat on the world population as a whole
  9. One slide including a chart, graph, or compelling visual that relates to the content you present in body slides a–c
  10. A Conclusion Slide: Summarize your findings for the Assembly.
  11. Optional – Reference Slide: You can include full-text citations in the Notes section of each slide or provide a reference slide at the end of the presentation with the full citations of your sources.

Note: Please discuss the threats in order of priority as described above, so the threat you consider the greatest should be discussed first in the presentation and so on.

Note: Please use at least five credible sources to back up your discussion

Note: The body slides should summarize your key takeaways, whereas the Notes section of each body slide should discuss the evidence and the details that support your takeaways. The content in both the Notes and body sections requires citations and sources.

 Formatting Guidelines

Success Tip: For more information and help in creating a PowerPoint, review the content found in the PowerPoint Essentials course on Lynda.com. (https://www.lynda.com/PowerPoint-tutorials/PowerPoint-2019-Essential-Training/740357-2.html?org=strayer.edu)

 The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is as follows:

  • Examine the factors that account for why the growth in the world’s population can negatively affect the global society.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the presentation, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric:

SOC 450 Week 10 Assignment 3b Analysis on the Threats Defense Argument

Due in Week 10 and worth 100 points

The information you provided in your PowerPoint presentation on Threats to the Global Environment has led to productive debates at the United Nations General Assembly! Hence, they are now asking you to create an additional analysis report to respond to the issues raised in these debates.

Your fourth project as a consultant for the United Nations is to develop a report that addresses the issues raised by some of the member states of the United Nations.

Step I. Consider the Issues

 

In Assignment 3a, you were asked to create a PowerPoint identifying the four most critical threats out of eight threats provided in the table below.

Energy sources Civil war
Globalization Poor health of entire populations
Lack of educational opportunities Cultural taboos
Inappropriate uses of technology Climate change

There are four remaining threats that you did not discuss in your PowerPoint. This assignment will focus on those four. Here are the specific tasks you will complete:

  • Review the remaining four threats that you did not use in Assignment 3a.
  • Pick two of the four to focus on in Assignment 3b.
  • Identify the reasons why you think these two threats are less critical than the four threats you chose for your PowerPoint presentation.

Step II. Prepare Your Report

The UN has given you the following guidelines.

Introduction

Briefly introduce the topic of the analysis (about 100-150 words).

  1. State the topic and intent of the paper.
  2. Identify the four threats you will discuss in the paper in the order in which they appear in the paper.

Section I. Threat 1

  1. Write an opening statement describing the perception of the threat.
  2. Write one page giving three reasons that explain why you saw this threat as less critical than the four you chose for your presentation in Assignment 3a.
  3. Support these reasons with at least three credible sources.

Section II. Threat 2

  1. Write an opening statement describing the perception of the threat.
  2. Write one page giving three reasons to explain why you saw this threat as less critical than the four you chose for your presentation in Assignment 3a.
  3. Support these reasons with at least three credible sources.

Conclusion

  • Offer a summary (one page or less) of your defense of your choices that the United Nations can use to address their prioritization concerns.

Formatting Requirements

  • Your paper may consist of up to four pages (not including the cover or reference pages).
  • Create headings for each section of your paper as follows:

o    Introduction

o    Threat 1 (include the name of your chosen threat)

o    Threat 2 (include the name of your chosen threat)

o    Conclusion

  • Use and cite four to six credible sources in your analysis. You may use the same source for more than one threat as long as you use a minimum of four different sources. A list of potential resources is available at the end of this course guide.
  • Make sure your paper contains both in-text citations and a source list, per SWS guidelines; refer to the Strayer Writing Standards (SWS) document for reference.
  • Include a cover page with your name, the date you submitted the paper, and your instructor’s name.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is as follows:

  • Examine the factors that account for why the growth in the world’s population can negatively affect the global society.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric:

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