1.  Compare the frescoes of the Knossos palace to those found in the West Building at Akrotiri on Thera.  Do their subjects indicate differing ways of life by those inhabiting these buildings?  Do their color palates differ, and if so do these differences imply different levels of wealth?  Feel free to make any other comparisons you believe are appropriate.

2. Compare the approaches of Heinrich Schliemann and Sir Arthur Evans to their excavations.  Do the thirty years between the start of their excavations (1870 for Troy; 1900 for Knossos) bring any changes to Evans management?  Do both men do things no archaeologist would do today?

3. Mysterious scripts called Linear A and Linear B were unearthed on Crete (A) and at Mycenae (B).  Michael Ventris and John Chadwick with the assistance of Alice Kober broke the code of Linear B.  Within the last ten years, several archaeologists have claimed at least partial decoding of Linear A.
    What are the characteristics of each?  Why are there special challenges in decoding Linear A?  Based on your research and on what we have said, do you believe that the decoding of Linear A has been successful?

Be sure to start with a clear thesis of your own and use specific references to the Odyssey to support your thesis.

4. The Acropolis of Athens, the citadel of the city, has mythic and historical connections with the founding of the city datable to at least the tenth-century Mycenaean period.  Select ONE of these mythic associations and relate it to the topographical placement of its buildings and / or paths of access.

You might (but by no means must) consider the Panathenaic procession and the route it traveled to dress the statue of the goddess; OR the contest of Athena and Poseidon for the naming of the city and its location on the citadel; OR one of the variants on the birth of Erechtheus and the placement of the Erechtheum; OR any other you may prefer.

5. Select and discuss one of the buildings or areas of the Agora of Athens and consider its placement.  Does its immediate vicinity have any special relevance, whether practical or historical, to its function?

You might (but by no means must) consider one of the stoai (sing. stoa); OR the tholos; OR the metroon; OR the law courts and empanelment of the dikastes; OR any other building or area which you believe has an important municipal function.

6. The ancient pilgrimage sites we have discussed have common features, not only in their location but in their function(s).  Choose any TWO noting how they compare and differ as well as how such comparisons and differences complement their function(s).

In no more than 500 words each, define the following terms:

clash of ignorances; totalizing; Shia; neocolonialist

One third of your definition needs to explain the meaning of the term and if possible, who coined the term in what context. The other two thirds should discuss the significance and importance of the term(s).

Length: 2 pages. Use a 12 pt font double spaced with standard 1 inch margins.

A Senator has hired you as a consultant because she was unhappy with her response at a town-hall meeting when a questioner repeatedly challenged her that all Middle Easterners hate us and our freedoms. She has asked for a policy briefing she can use to more effectively respond to these types of construction of the people of the Middle East. Your familiarity with the region and your expertise allow you to address the issues both from scholarly and Middle Eastern perspectives.

In your 3 to 5 page (1500 words MAX) briefing use at least TWO secondary and TWO primary texts from the “Historical text” readings assigned for the class. DO NOT QUOTE EXTENSIVELY FROM THESE TEXTS, rather the policy briefing requires you to synthesize and specify the exact issues/problems. Then how can this issue be addressed from the texts we have read: explain Author A argues xyz and Author B supported/contested these positions arguing abc et cetera. What is the difference in approach on this issue between academic texts and biographical writing we have read. What are the consequences of position abc are versus those of position efg et cetera…

You might compare the historic changes in governance in two countries. You could also write from the experiences of people from the Middle East. You can reference only ONE person from the documentaries or videos used in the course; others have to be from the readings.

Then recommend how specifically the Senator should speak about this topic. Remember, the Senator is comfortable giving long answers but likes to be detailed yet precise. Also remember to provide her with sound bites that she can emphasize to increase press coverage and retention of ideas amongst her listeners.

[One last note, the Senator is also an avid Pink Floyd fanfor extra credit what song would you say speaks to the issue at hand and for extra extra points pick a verse (translated) from music from the Middle East that might be useful to get the points across. ;)]

Length: 3 to 5 pages. Use a 12 pt font double spaced with standard 1 inch margins.

Note: NO outside sources should be used only the sources I have given you.

These are the text required to write the essay. Not all of them should be used. But they are what we discussed in class. The historical texts are used for part 2 where we have to use 2 Primary and 2 Secondary readings. I have uploaded them as (Historical Texts) and separated them as primary and secondary. Here is a list of the names of the all of the readings. I added 2 more secondary reading to the file section, they are not in the list.

List :
Huntington, Samuel P. The clash of civilizations? in Dittmer, Jason, and Joanne P. Sharp. 2014. Geopolitics: an introductory reader pp 181-190. [Originally published in Foreign Affairs 72 no. 3 (Summer 1993): 22-49]

Said, Edward W. The clash of ignorance in Dittmer, Jason, and Joanne P. Sharp. 2014. Geopolitics: an introductory reader pp 191-194

Eickelman, Dale F. The Middle East and Central Asia: An Anthropological Approach, Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2001. pp 1-44. Chapter 1: Anthropology, the Middle East and Central Asia. Chapter 2: Intellectual Predecessors: East and West.

Keshavarz, Fatemeh. Jasmine and Stars: Reading More Than Lolita in Tehran, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007. Ch. 1 Introduction: What Does the Elephant Look Like? pp: 14-25

Compact of Medina (Dustur al-Madinah)

Al ibn Ab lib. “Letter to Malik Ashtar” In Shah-Kazemi, Reza. Justice and Remembrance: Introducing the Spirituality of Imam Ali, London: I.B. Tauris. 2006. pp 219-236

Berkey, Jonathan Porter. The Formation of Islam : Religion and Society in the Near East, 600-1800, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Ch 26. From medieval to modern Islam.

Ahmed, Leila. A Border Passage: From Cairo to America–a Womans Journey, New York: Penguin Books, 2012. pp 93-134. Ch. 5 Harem.

Hassan al-Banna, Toward and Effective Reform

Owen, Roger. From the Revolutionary Overthrow of Dictatorships to the Struggle to Establish a New Constitutional Order. In Gerges, Fawaz A. The New Middle East: Protest and Revolution in the Arab World, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. pp 257-272

HISTORICAL TEXTS: Hussein-McMahon Letters; Sykes-Picot Agreement; Balfour Declaration

Ha-Harut; Arab Womens Committee Interview 24 March, 1938;

Ben-Moshe, Danny. Israel at fifty: the cultural war in the pages of Ha’aretz and the Jerusalem Post, 1998. In Amin, Camron Michael., Benjamin C. Fortna, and Elizabeth Brown Frierson. The Modern Middle East: A Sourcebook for History, Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. pp 284-290

Al-Ghoul, Asmaa. A Rebel in Gaza: Behind the Lines of the Arab Spring, Los Angeles, CA: Doppel House Press, 2018. pp 140-153 ch. 32: Death Comes Unannounced; 33: The Hannibal Protocol;  34: A Million-Dollar Death; 35: Those Who Won the War.

Steinberg, Guido. Wahhabi ulama and the state in Saudi Arabia, 1927 in Amin, Camron Michael., Benjamin C. Fortna, and Elizabeth Brown Frierson. The Modern Middle East: A Sourcebook for History, Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. pp 57-61

Sharif, Manal. Daring to Drive : A Saudi Womans Awakening, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017. pp. 52-65 and 167-210; ch 4: Mecca under Siege 11: Driving while Female; 12: In the Kingdom of Saudi Men.

Algar, Hamid. Wahhabism: A Critical Essay. pp 5-30.

Gerges, Fawaz A. The New Middle East: Protest and Revolution in the Arab World, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. pp 353-379. 16 Saudi Internal Dilemmas and Regional Responses to the Arab Uprisings

Please read the following chapter in your text:

Chapter 19: Multisystemic Therapy as a Strengths-Based Model for Working with Multiproblem Families
Chapter 19 discusses multi-problem families using a multisystemic model. A review of Bronfenbrenners ecological model is discussed and applied to multi-problem family systems. The chapter concludes by discussing strengths- and deficits-based models for working with families who experience chronic family problems.

Working with Multi-Problem Families

Chapter 19 of the text reviewed multi-problem families using a multisystemic model. It is important for human services professionals to have an understanding of the role family environments play in determining whether or not multiple problems arise within a family system. Please use your readings and research peer-reviewed journal articles to support your post.

Please respond to the following:

1.    Chapter 19 discussed different risk factors related to youth problem behavior at different parts of the social structure (Table 19.1). Choose two of these risk factors and provide a summary of each.

2.    Using the TWO risk factors identified above, create a strengths-based intervention or strategy that could be implemented to increase resilience. Provide a brief summary and explanation of each intervention or strategy.

3.    Consider the risk factors you identified above in terms of public policy. Identify one policy recommendation you would make to address these risk factors. Explain your reasoning.

Chapter 18 of your text reviewed social policies that focus on individuals and families across the domains of family formation and family care. It then analyzed family policy through a human rights lens and identified areas of injustice and inequality that families face. Finally, the chapter discussed the lack of access to healthcare that families encounter and addressed how it can impact resilience. Please use your readings and research peer-reviewed journal articles in the Purdue Global Library to support your post.

Please respond to the following:
1.    Identify one social or family policy that directly impacts either family formation or family care, and then discuss this policys impact on family resilience.
2.    Discuss the importance of using a human rights lens when working with families.
a.    Then identify specific steps a human service professional can take to ensure their personal worldview does not interfere with ethical service delivery.
3.    Using the NOHS standards, identify and briefly discuss TWO ethical standards that compel the human services profession to practice from a human rights perspective.


Please read the following chapter in your text:

Chapter 18: Family Policy through a Human Rights Lens

Chapter 18 discusses social policies that focus on individuals and families across the domains of family formation and family care. The chapter examines family policy through the lens of human rights and identifies areas of inequality and injustice that impact family resilience. Finally, this chapter analyzes the healthcare system in the United States and identifies areas in which families may have limited access to services that foster long-term resilience.

Ethical Standards for Human Services Professionals:https://www.nationalhumanservices.org/ethical-standards-for-hs-professionals

As a human service professional, it is likely that you will partner with advocacy organizations in your area. The discussion this week will focus on building networks and creating collaborative partnerships within a community. You will assess some of the challenges related to building networks within a community. You will also determine the role that collaborative partnerships within a community play with regard to advocacy.
Please respond to the following:
1.    Explore different ways to build networks within a community. Justify how building networks within a community is related to advocacy.
2.    Assess some of the challenges related to building networks within a community. Determine how a human service professional can overcome some of these challenges.
3.    Determine the role that collaborative partnerships within a community play with regard to advocacy.
4.    Evaluate two specific ways collaborative partnerships can be created within a community.
a.    In your answer, examine any ways you think are more effective than others.

The readings in this unit will help you explore how to build networks within a community, and why this is beneficial. The readings will also help you examine how to create collaborative partnerships, including the importance of developing multicultural partnerships within a community.


Heffernan, O. S., Herzog, T. M., Schiralli, J. E., Hawke, L. D., Chaim, G., & Henderson, J. L. (2017). Implementation of a youth-adult partnership model in youth mental health systems research: Challenges and successes. Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy, 20(6), 11831188.

Web Resources

Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health. (2020). Steps to building a collaborative partnership. https://campusmentalhealth.ca/toolkits/campus-community-connection/tools/partnerships/steps-to-building-a-collaborative-partnership/

Community Tool Box. (2020). Section 3: Promoting coordination, cooperative agreements, and collaborative agreements among agencies. http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/implement/improving-services/coordination-cooperation-collaboration/main

Community Tool Box. (2020). Section 7: Working together for healthier communities: A framework for collaboration among community partnerships, support organizations, and funders. http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/overview/model-for-community-change-and-improvement/framework-for-collaboration/main

Community Tool Box. (2020). Section 8: Multicultural collaboration. http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/culture/cultural-competence/multicultural-collaboration/main

In this response paper, you will write a “close reading” (250-300 words) and critical analysis of selected passages.
Include quotations from the text and interpret them. Write (4) substantive questions at the end of your response. Avoid generalizations, vague language, and extended personal reflections. Focus on analyzing the text and offering a critical reaction. Cite all your sources according the MLA format

watch the film on Netflix : The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson and answer the following questions in a paragraph (8-10 sentences) each. Do not include the instruction or a heading or name in your paper.
-What is the overall point/purpose/perspective/lesson of the film?
-What are all of the ways that it is relevant to the study of gender and society?
-What are the three most important things that you learned while watching the film?
-What kind of impact/influence do you think this film has on its viewers? (Include the impact it had on you).
-To what extent do you agree/disagree on the perspective/content/message?

You have to complete this prompt and I will give you the sources to use/look up

[2 x 4 points each; approximate one-paragraph answers]

i) What was Tylors intellectual and political project in his introductory essay, Primitive Culture?

ii) Introduce Margaret Meads work on Samoa. What kind of culture concept does she invoke, what are its terms, and what are its limits?

[2 x 7 points each; approximate two-paragraph answers; choose 2 of the following 3 questions]

i) What is the anthropological concept of the fetish, and how does it relate to exchange? In your response, give examples from at least two authors to compare and contrast exchange across societies.

ii) What is the concept of misrecognition and how does it play out in gift-giving? In your answer, please make specific reference to how this concept played out in the film, Ongkas Big Moka, alongside any other authors on the gift we have read.

iii) From Reference Readings and Lectures: In what ways do any of the cognate terms for culture that have been introduced by Raymond Williams and others in our reference readings speak to overlaps in the historical dynamics of sorting humanity?

Please follow the instructions closely:

Discuss the below main points with illustrations:
    Main Environmental issues of the projects location.
    Project main characteristics (area, cost, etc.).
    Project objective.
    Building materials used.
    Renewable sources of energy used.
    Is it a success?

Report Format and mark distribution:
    Title or cover page (1 mark)
    Acknowledgments (1 mark)
    Table of contents (1 mark)
    Lists of figures and tables (1 mark)
    Abstract (1 marks)
    Introduction (2 marks)
    Main Content (10 marks)
    Conclusions and Recommendations (1 marks)
    References (2 marks)


The body of the paper needs to be 500 words only. But I’m requesting 825 words to account for the Table of Content, Figures, Tables, Abstract, and References.

Hello, I need help answering these three question in short essay:

*In what ways does looking through the lens of history enhance your understanding of
*Consider a current event in the news that has a historical counterpart. How does looking through
          the history lens influence how you perceive both the current and historical events? Please
          share a news link to your events.
*How does analyzing the relationship between history, culture, and globalization have an influence
          on your discipline of study or chosen profession?
          **** My discipline is Accounting*****