The Ideology of “Normal Punishment” and Child Abuse: A Functionalist Perspective

This essay looks at how the ideology that “normal punishment” is legitimate has contributed to child abuse, from a sociological perspective. It discusses how different social institutions like families, schools and neighbors can contribute to child abuse through the socialization of children, and also how they can contribute through direct maltreatment (e.g. physical abuse, emotional maltreatment, neglect).

Marketing Strategies for a New Product in the Video Game Industry

This study investigates the marketing strategies of a new product in the video game industry, and develops a customized web-based application for the same. The findings from this study indicate that there is a demand for such a product in the market, and that it is feasible to establish this service in terms of its target audience, competition, and marketing strategies.

Idiot Nation: An Essay by Michael Moore

Michael Moore’s essay “Idiot Nation” discusses the poor state of education in America and how it is contributing to a nation of idiots. He provides several examples and blames the education system for not teaching students useful skills or preparing them for the real world. While his solutions are unrealistic, the essay makes some valid points about the state of education in America today.

Gender Differences in Religious Education: The Role of Organizational Communication

This essay explores the issue of gender differences in religious education that may be connected with and result from organizational communication at different levels within companies. To support the exploration of this issue, surveys will be used that were conducted recently on the topic of gender and religious education. Additionally, this essay will critically analyze dogmatic religious assumptions about gender that may influence how men and women are educated within religious organizations. Furthermore, the role of Christmas as a holiday in public life and its effects on gender relations will be discussed. Finally, this essay will address the question of whether or not schools should provide religious education.

The Impact of the Carolingian Empire on the Early Middle Ages

The essay discusses the Carolingian Empire and how its traditions helped shape the Early Middle Ages. It describes Charlemagne’s efforts to promote education and standardize writing and language, as well as the impact of the Carolingian Renaissance on architecture.

Improving the Wellbeing of Families: Solutions to Common Problems

This essay discusses the problems that families face and possible solutions to improve the overall wellbeing of families. The three specific problems discussed are cultural diversity, lack of communication, and financial problems. The three specific solutions proposed are improved communication, improved financial planning, and introduction of cultural diversity programs.

The Main Obstacles to Aboriginal Education in Canada

This essay discusses the obstacles that Aboriginal peoples in Canada face in accessing education. It describes the impact of the residential school system and the relevance of social class in determining who has access to education. Finally, it argues that the government must provide adequate funding for Aboriginal schools and resources so that all Aboriginal children have the opportunity to receive a quality education.

The Pros and Cons of Prayer in School

This essay discusses the pros and cons of prayer in school. It argues that there are benefits to allowing students to pray, such as instilling morality and discipline, but there are also drawbacks, such as violating the separation of church and state. Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to allow prayer in school should be made on a case-by-case basis.