Research Database

Class in American Literature

This 10 page thesis paper explores the proletarian movement in the thirties. The paper supports the idea that literature highlighting class differences spans the entire twentieth century. The works which are a primary focus is Sinclair's The Jungle and Odets's Waiting for Lefty. The concept of class is viewed in terms of how it is portrayed in American literature as well as its relationship with political ideology. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Advancement in Knowledge or in Foolishness?

This 5 page report discusses the idea that humanity has advanced over the past 500 years, if one considers the issue purely from the point of technological advancement. However, knowledge can and should be seen as a constant balancing act between creative and a ruinous processes. Perhaps humanity has not developed in a way that is ultimately beneficial. The thesis presented in this paper is that “progress” is a relative term and concept. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

GEOPOLITICS AND GEOECONOMIES IN THE NEW WORLD ORDER

This 5-page paper supports the view that the world order has reflected geoeconomics, rather than geopolitics sinc the 1990s. Examples used to support this thesis are the end of the Cold War, the rise of globalization and the idea that economics is the real power in the 21st century. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

POP CULTURE AS CONSUMER BAROMETER

This 7 page paper examines the idea of Pop culture as a Consumer model. Examples are given which suppor this thesis. All quotes cited from text. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

John Stuart Mill on Lying

This 6 page thesis paper examines Mill's Utilitarianism with a focus on his definition of lying. Exceptions to lying are discussed. Other ideas are explored, inclusive of Kant's tough stance on the matter. No additional sources cited.

Book Review of “We Were Soldiers Once… and Young” by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway

A 10 page book review which examines the type of book, what it says, how authoritative it is, special attractions, deficits, or flaws, authors’ backgrounds and purpose, principal thesis, supporting ideas, evaluates the text’s persuasiveness, considers what was learned and whether or not the book can be recommended by the reviewer. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Information Technology and Terrorism

This 10 page paper presents several ideas to support the thesis that while nuclear and biological weapons pose the greatest threat to the public, information security could potentially dwarf the overall impact of such attacks. Other aspects of the usefulness of computers in fighting terrorism are discussed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Cultural Diversity in a Changing World

This 5 page paper supports the thesis that government should incorporate opinions of various people in its midst. The paper takes a philosophical angle and includes the ideas of philosophers and sociologists. Various theorists are discussed inclusive of Immanual Kant. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

PHILOSOPHY: MEANING IS CONSTRUCTED, NOT DISCOVERED

This 5 page paper discusses the idea of semiotics and meaning inherent in particular and personal signs, either culturally or internally perceived. Example scenes are given from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to support the thesis as well as modern day applications. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

R.K. Narayan/The Construction of Self in "The Guide"

A 5 page analysis of R.K. Narayan's novel, The Guide, which focuses on Narayan's ideas on the construction of self. The writer argues that the thesis proposed in the book states that it is the actions of a person that serve to define who they are, not necessarily their background or whom they think they are. No additional sources cited.

Inside the Third Reich: Memoirs by Albert Speer

This 11 page paper provides an overview of the main thesis of Speer’s work, assesses how the ideas are presented, its organization and critiques the prejudices of the author as they are presented in this book. This paper considers the role that Speer played in the Third Reich and the way in which he approached revealing his views and the implications for modern history. No additional sources cited.

Analysis of Irigaray's Spiritual Ideas

This 5 page thesis paper delves into this feminist writer's ideas about spirituality and religion. She is compared with Simone de Beauvoir. Irigaray's outstanding contribution to women's spirituality is emphasized. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Dirlik's The Origins of Chinese Communism

This 4 page paper examines the author's central thesis. Bibliography includes 4 sources.

Frances Burney's 'Cecilia' & Charlotte Lennox's 'The Female Quixote'

A 4 page, thesis-orientated essay in which the writer explores and compares the theme of inheritance in these two classic stories.

Reflection On The Pastor As A Minor Poet By Barnes

A 6 page paper that reflects on the entitled book by M. Craig Barnes. There are both major theses and sub-theses in this work. Barnes is able to connect them and intertwine them to provide an engaging and interesting read. Each is important to understand the totality of the book and to learn the lessons included. The theses are discussed. The writer then cites three things pastors can do to impact ministry in the future. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Video Analysis

This 3 page paper describes two videos, one features Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., discussing the major ideas in his book Democracy in Black, and the other features John Derkx, discussing lifelong learning. The writer discusses the ideas pertaining to adult education that are included in each video. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

The Athenian Thesis: Corresponding Observations from Machiavelli and Contemporary Writers

A 6 page discussion of the Athenian Thesis or Athenian Doctrine. Provides a concise definition of this thesis with the observation that no city is deterred by traditional morality from ruling where it can. Expands on this definition examining the inherent virtues and motivations of Sparta, Athens and even Machiavelli’s quest for his empire. Concludes that the Athenian thesis is indeed a part of a consistent view of the world. Although there would appear to be certain contradictions in this thesis such as the virtuous motivations of Sparta, for example, these contradictions appear to weigh themselves out with time. It becomes apparent on a more thorough consideration of this doctrine that even Sparta, despite her virtuous appearances has common goals with Athens or even Machiavelli. Sparta’s motivations center around the inability to expand safely rather than any superiority of virtue, just as on close inspection so do Machiavelli’s. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Galileo And The Warfare Thesis

5 pages in length. Writing in the late nineteenth century, Draper and White put forward an idea that was quickly embraced: the "warfare thesis," which suggests that science has always been in conflict with religion. Clearly, the direct connection between science and religion is not easily attained, inasmuch as science is based in a foundation of undeniable proof, while religion is grounded in the concept of belief. Would Galileo support or reject the warfare thesis based upon his Letter to the Grand Duchess, Christina? Indeed, one might readily argue that he would support Draper and White's theory, inasmuch as his letter was meant to bring to light the myriad shortcomings produced by biblical interpretation. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Plato and Aristotle

An 8 page paper which discusses three differences of opinions held by Plato and Aristotle, in relationship to their individual philosophies. Despite the fact that Aristotle was taught philosophy in Plato’s school, his ideas and philosophical theories differed in many ways, from those of Plato. The three differences discussed are the idea of forms, poetics, and the existence of God. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Hinduism / Bhagavad-Gita

The Bhagavad-Gita -- 'Song of the Lord' -- has been a source of meditation in India for more than 2000 years. In this 5 page research paper, the writer explores the ideas behind this particular aspect of Hinduism and details its main ideas, historical perspective, and enduring value today. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

King's Ideas about Equality are Superior to Marxist Ideology

This 3 page paper examines the ideas of Karl Marx and Martin Luther King and concludes that the latter theorist's methods and ideas are superior. Several points are made and the philosophers are each looked at in terms of experience and theory as well. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Intellectual Property Rights

A 5 page paper. This paper reports ideas and thoughts about plagiarism from Mathews, Caplan, Lipson and Reindl, Lowry, and Ian. Topics include music, ringtones, documents and written material, and information technology ideas. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Helping International Friend Become A Team Leader

A 7 page paper. The scenario for this essay is that a friend has come over from the Middle East and she is Muslim. Specific issues are discussed: would coaching be a good idea, conflicts that might arise as a result of people asking to take off religious days of significance, would the manager express their ideas freely, two actions to become better multicultural leaders, and conflicts and misunderstandings that could made with nonverbal communication cues. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Cracking the Code - Analysis and Critique

This 8 page paper analyses and critiques an article by Beer and Nohria entitled "Cracking the Code of Change", looking at the content and considering the way it fits in with existing change theories, including ideas concerning the psychological contract. The ideas are compared and contrasted and a conclusion is presented. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

Ideal Workplace

A 7 page paper that begins with some typical ideas for an ideal workplace. The essay then describes ROWE as the idea workplace. The paper explains how ROWE was initiated and its success at Best Buy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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