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What intercultural communication skills would have improved the workplace relationship?

Option #2: Cultural Competence
Key components for developing a high degree of cultural competency include:
an awareness of your reactions to people whose culture or background is significantly different from your own
an attitude that seeks to understand other cultures
knowledge about ways one’s beliefs and behavior may differ
excellent intercultural communication skills (HumanServicesEDU.org, 2018)
Describe an occasion when you or others at work failed to demonstrate cultural competence. What intercultural communication skills would have improved the workplace relationship?
Your submission should be 3-4-pages in length (excluding cover page and references) and formatted according to the Be sure to discuss and reference concepts taken from the course reading material and relevant research. You must include a minimum of three credible, academic or professional references beyond the text or other course materials.

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Do you think that artificial intelligence will take over the world one day?

In the essay, “Artificial Intelligence Will Serve Humans, Not Enslave Them,” the author, Pedro Domingo, makes interesting points about the usefulness of machine learning and its evolution to what we now refer to as artificial intelligence. The author states, “Many worry that machines with these capabilities will use their newfound knowledge to take all our jobs, enslave us or even exterminate us. But that is unlikely to happen because they have no will of their own. Essentially all AI algorithms are driven by goals that we program, such as ‘find the shortest route from the hotel to the airport.’ Even as they get better at the task with experience, the goals remain unchanged. Essentially all AI algorithms are driven by goals that we program.” Do you agree with these ideas? Why or why not? Do you think that artificial intelligence will take over the world one day? If so, how? Can you think of examples of other things that have already “enslaved” humankind?

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What experiences have you had, if any, with training or education on workplace diversity?

Unconscious bias affects how individuals communicate in the workplace and impacts an organization’s culture. Read the following article from Forbes Magazine (Berger, 2018), which outlines the impact unconscious bias has in the workplace:
Berger, L. (2018). Unconscious bias in the workplace: You can’t afford to ignore it. Links to an external site.Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/
Reflect on how your company’s (or a previous company’s) training does or does not educate employees about unconscious bias. Can cultural diversity be fostered in the workplace through employee education and training? What experiences have you had, if any, with training or education on workplace diversity?

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Research.

A bibliography is a list of sources (books, journals, websites, periodicals, etc.) one has used for
researching a topic. Bibliographies are sometimes called “References” in the APA formatting
style. A bibliography usually just includes the bibliographic information (i.e., the author, title,
publisher, etc.).
An annotation is a summary and/or evaluation. Therefore, an annotated bibliography includes
a summary and/or evaluation of each of the sources. Depending on your project or the
assignment, your annotations should include the three the following sections:
 Summarize: What are the main arguments? What is the point of this book or article?
What topics are covered? If someone asked what this article/book is about, what would
you say? The length of your annotations will determine how detailed your summary is.
 Assess: After summarizing a source, then evaluate it. Is it a useful source? How does it
compare with other sources in your bibliography? Is the information reliable? Is this
source biased or objective? What is the goal of this source?
 Reflect: Once you’ve summarized and assessed a source, you need to ask how it fits into
your research. Was this source helpful to you? How does it help you shape your
argument? How can you use this source in your research project? Has it changed how
you think about your topic?
You will investigate each specific concept in great detail. Your research will show great depth,
as if you writing a paper for a conference or to be published in an academic journal. In fact, you
should look at the bibliographies of academic journals to see the depth that is expected.
Research. You will collect 5 sources from approved Communication Studies academic
journals (see list on page 4 of this assignment sheet) that are all central to your chosen topic.
COMS 100A – Annotated Bibliography Dr. Irwin
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3. Write a thoughtful, 1-page, single spaced, introductory summation of your chosen area and
what direct, specific focus you are choosing to center your research around that explains why all
5 of your articles are connected to your topic.
4. Create a reference page that includes your 5 sources in APA format. Use the APA manual
(available in the library and the bookstore) as a guide. This reference page will be attached at the
end of your 5 annotations.
5. Summarize/Assess/Reflect (see above): After each of your complete citations in APA format,
you will write 1 paragraph summarizing the article, 1 paragraph assessing the information, and 1
paragraph reflecting on the information = total 1 full page – SINGLE SPACED. Each annotation
should be 500-550 words long NOT counting the citation, the source questions, nor the useable
quotations (the example is 535 words). This does not mean you will simply copy and paste the
abstract from the article into your work. Take the time to read and understand the article. Then
summarize, assess, and reflect on the pertinent information (see the first page of this assignment
sheet on how to do this). DO NOT use “I”. At all. Ever.
Answer: After each article summary/assess/reflect, you will write two sentences answering
the following two questions:
a) How did you find the article?
b) Why should this source be considered trustworthy?
These 2 questions will have different answers for each annotation. What is trustworthy is
not a yes or no question, but specific to EACH article. Think critically before you write.
Finally, end with 2 usable quotations from the article that you may use in writing a paper about
this topic in the future.
Other details:
7. Each complete citation is worth up to 20 points. You will lose 3 points for each error
(punctuation, order, capitalization, underlining, spacing, etc.) in any given citation, thus,
attention to detail and proofreading is vital. Citations without annotations will receive a zero.
Annotations from sources NOT on the list below will receive a zero. Annotations without the
1-page intro to the subject chosen will receive a zero. Annotations without answers to the source
questions and the useable quotations will not receive full credit.As with all written assignments, make sure that your reference page follows the guidelines
for all academic written work:
1. Typed, 1” margins, 12 point Times New Roman (for this assignment, you are to single
space as the example does, for the entire assignment).
2. Do be sure your full name is on the 1st page. While required for papers, you do not need
a title page for this assignment.
3. ALWAYS cite in-text any and all information used from the article. It’s always better to
over-cite than under-cite. Don’t “accidentally” plagiarize; plagiarism is plagiarism no
matter how you cut it. Annotations without citations do not receive credit.
4. Attach your complete list of references at the end.
5. Do NOT use first person, “I”. Phrases such as “I feel”, “I believe”, “I think” will earn you
a low grade. Do not tell your reader what you think, tell them what you know.

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Discuss concepts about the web as a mass medium related to the readings, anand explain how those concepts in the articles are related with our form o interaction trough the media these days.

Analyze forms and contexts of communication from historical and practical intellectual perspectives. Education & internet
discuss concepts about the web as a mass medium related to the readings, anand explain how those concepts in the articles are related with our form o interaction trough the media these days.
two questions related to the topic
Must use this articles

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Be sure that your information on each powerpoint is positioned to the right side to save space for where you will insert yourself during the recording.

Purpose of Practicing Making a Visual Aid: You will practice using Screencast O’ Matic to make a visual aid as a test to make sure the technology is working prior to integrating a required Digital Visual Aid into a major speech.
Directions:
Develop a PowerPoint presentation with the following checklist:
Be sure that your information on each PowerPoint is positioned to the right side to save space for where you will insert yourself during the recording. (A tutorial will be provided for this prior to this week)
7 Slides (including 1 cover slide and one reference slide) displaying a potential speech topic)
Make sure all slides are clear and concise
3 slides must include pictures
All slides must be visually stimulating
Then use Screencast O’ Matic to capture your sreen and your webcam.
Show verbally that you used the Six-by-six Rule in your slides as you walk through each slide
Show that you understand where you mouse should be moving while you speak
Overall, act as if this is a tutorial about the Six-by-six Rule and how to use Screencast O’ Matic

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Choosing a problem is primarily about deciding at what level of analysis provides you the best avenue of solvency.

The goal of this paper (3-4 PAGES) is for you to identify a societal problem, its systemic and interpersonal causes, the impacts this problem has on people/society and identify solvency mechanisms at both the individual and institutional level (university, company, city, state, federal). Choosing a problem is primarily about deciding at what level of analysis provides you the best avenue of solvency.
For example if your social issue is climate change is destroying the environment: the causal mechanism might be organizations/corporations/individuals using energy from nonrenewable resources, and producing goods that are not easily recyclable or reusable.
The impacts might be environmental degradation (impacts to water, air, landfill size, etc), how these impacts affect primarily lower income folks, and the ways in which climate change is disrupting markets and economic systems (climate migration, supply chain issues).
The solvency mechanisms might be implemented at the organizational (ISU), municipal (BloNo), state (IL), or federal level of solvency. Suggestions like, switching to renewable food containers or shifting more of a municipalities energy production to renewables like wind. There would ideally also be an individualized level of solvency: voting for climate conscious candidates, donating money to environmental non-profits, or changing your consumer behaviors in ways that are more sustainable.
You should address the 5 stock issues mentioned in the textbook (need, workability, practicality, freedom from greater evils, and superiority relative to other possible solutions). You will be graded on how well you identify the societal problem (Need). You will also be graded on how effectively you argue that your solvency mechanisms would alleviate the societal problem (Freedom from greater evils & Superiority relative to other possible solutions) AND addressing what might prevent the policy from working/being adopted (Workability & Practicality).

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What is gashlighting?

1. What is gashlighting? What form of communication is gaslighting? Different types
2. Media gaslighting examples in different countries
3. Is gaslighting still used today?
4. What are the signs of gaslighting?
5. Evaluate news
6. Propaganda
7. How gaslighting manipulates really
8. Social media gaslighting

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Short and simple discussion post please.

Carla Freeman and Annabelle Sreberny outline two contrasting, yet inter-related perspectives on gender and globalization. Explore some of the issues they take up. Feel free to bring your own insights as well.
Short and simple discussion post please.

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But, make sure you provide a good account of the essay/article.

writing a summary of the essay you read (one-page for one essay). As part of your report, you can identify the main arguments of the author, and any key concepts and theories explored. You can bring in your own ideas as well here. But, make sure you provide a good account of the essay/article.