In the context of self-knowledge, what is the take home message of the Socrates quote, “know thyself”? The most important aspect of self-knowledge is whether your opinion is good or bad. The most salient of all goals is obtaining high self-esteem. The most salient of all goals is personality continuity. The most important aspect of self-knowledge is the degree to which it is accurate.

In the context of self-knowledge, what is the take home message of the Socrates quote, “know thyself”? The most important aspect of self-knowledge is whether your opinion is good or bad. The most salient of all goals is obtaining high self-esteem. The most salient of all goals is personality continuity. The most important aspect of self-knowledge is the degree to which it is accurate.

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Which of the following statements is false? During polypeptide initiation, an mRNA, the first amino acid attached to its tRNA, and the two subunits of a ribosome are brought together. An mRNA molecule transcribed from DNA is shorter than the genetic message it carries. During the first step of initiation, an mRNA molecule binds to a small ribosomal subunit. Translation consists of initiation, elongation, and termination.

Which of the following statements is false? During polypeptide initiation, an mRNA, the first amino acid attached to its tRNA, and the two subunits of a ribosome are brought together. An mRNA molecule transcribed from DNA is shorter than the genetic message it carries. During the first step of initiation, an mRNA molecule binds to a small ribosomal subunit. Translation consists of initiation, elongation, and termination.

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Think of a situation where someone you know, or perhaps a salesperson, or an organization, attempted to persuade you to buy a product, service or an idea (i.e. political vote, ‘feed the children’ foundation, public broadcasting, etc.) and describe what stands out as some key reasons you rejected the ‘pitch’. Was your rejection related to the message, the style, the personality of the communicator, or something left out, etc?

Think of a situation where someone you know, or perhaps a salesperson, or an organization, attempted to persuade you to buy a product, service or an idea (i.e. political vote, ‘feed the children’ foundation, public broadcasting, etc.) and describe what stands out as some key reasons you rejected the ‘pitch’. Was your rejection related to the message, the style, the personality of the communicator, or something left out, etc?

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Think of a situation where someone you know, or perhaps a salesperson, or an organization, attempted to persuade you to buy a product, service or an idea (i.e. political vote, ‘feed the children’ foundation, public broadcasting, etc.) and describe what stands out as some key reasons you rejected the ‘pitch’. Was your rejection related to the message, the style, the personality of the communicator, or something left out, etc?

Think of a situation where someone you know, or perhaps a salesperson, or an organization, attempted to persuade you to buy a product, service or an idea (i.e. political vote, ‘feed the children’ foundation, public broadcasting, etc.) and describe what stands out as some key reasons you rejected the ‘pitch’. Was your rejection related to the message, the style, the personality of the communicator, or something left out, etc?

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BusCom 201 – Section 009 Writing Assignment 2 – Information Request Response Letter Draft Due 6 p.m., Monday, February 24, 2014 (2 copies – 2 copies – 2 copies) Final Due 6 p.m., Monday, March 3, 2014 (1 copy) __________________________________________________________________________ Learning Objectives When completing this assignment, students will be able to  employ the deductive sequence to respond favorably to an information request  adapt the message to the receiver by using the “you attitude”  format a letter Background Keene Enterprises, Inc. (KEI) is a small business employing approximately 250 people. It is headquartered at 2456 Prosperity Lane, Boise, ID 83706. The type of business is as follows:  Team 1: Sporting goods store chain (retail)  Team 2: Accounting firm (office)  Team 3: Commercial construction (building)  Team 4: Restaurant chain (service)  Team 5: Electronics production (manufacturing) You are KEI’s Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO). Jim Meyers is a sophomore at BSU. He has completed most of his required basic courses and is trying to decide on a career. He is particularly interested in the field of sustainability and has contacted you for advice on the following topics:  What does a CSO do?  What kind of education is recommended?  What is the outlook for employment as a CSO?  What salary can a CSO expect to earn? Jim’s address is 850 Bluebonnet Court, Eagle, ID 83616. Assignment Write a letter to Jim responding favorably to his request for information. Research and provide concrete information. Include a subject line. Highlight specific answers to his questions in a bullet list using an articulate, concise writing style. Remember to show sincere interest in Jim and his request and reader benefit. Offer to follow up and make it easy for him to do so. Format Follow the standard letter format handed out in class (also available in Course Documents, Resources folder in Blackboard). Create a professional letterhead for Keene Enterprises, Inc. Remember to sign your letter. Grading Rubric On reverse.

BusCom 201 – Section 009 Writing Assignment 2 – Information Request Response Letter Draft Due 6 p.m., Monday, February 24, 2014 (2 copies – 2 copies – 2 copies) Final Due 6 p.m., Monday, March 3, 2014 (1 copy) __________________________________________________________________________ Learning Objectives When completing this assignment, students will be able to  employ the deductive sequence to respond favorably to an information request  adapt the message to the receiver by using the “you attitude”  format a letter Background Keene Enterprises, Inc. (KEI) is a small business employing approximately 250 people. It is headquartered at 2456 Prosperity Lane, Boise, ID 83706. The type of business is as follows:  Team 1: Sporting goods store chain (retail)  Team 2: Accounting firm (office)  Team 3: Commercial construction (building)  Team 4: Restaurant chain (service)  Team 5: Electronics production (manufacturing) You are KEI’s Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO). Jim Meyers is a sophomore at BSU. He has completed most of his required basic courses and is trying to decide on a career. He is particularly interested in the field of sustainability and has contacted you for advice on the following topics:  What does a CSO do?  What kind of education is recommended?  What is the outlook for employment as a CSO?  What salary can a CSO expect to earn? Jim’s address is 850 Bluebonnet Court, Eagle, ID 83616. Assignment Write a letter to Jim responding favorably to his request for information. Research and provide concrete information. Include a subject line. Highlight specific answers to his questions in a bullet list using an articulate, concise writing style. Remember to show sincere interest in Jim and his request and reader benefit. Offer to follow up and make it easy for him to do so. Format Follow the standard letter format handed out in class (also available in Course Documents, Resources folder in Blackboard). Create a professional letterhead for Keene Enterprises, Inc. Remember to sign your letter. Grading Rubric On reverse.

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SITUATIONAL ASSESSMENTS Directions: Given the following situations, make assessments of how to prepare for each presentation. Include in your assessment the following: a) topic, b) length, c) amount of detail needed, d) appropriate room set up, e) equipment needs, f) visual aids needed, g) type of presentation to me made, and other pertinent information. Also, identify those things that need to be answered prior to the presentation and how you would go about finding it out. Situation 1: Dr. Jenson has called to have you speak to his college class about job opportunities in your field. His class meets from 1-4pm. He has asked you to speak for about 30 minutes. Situation 2: Ms. Jenkins, the office manager for one of the larger companies in town, has asked you to do a “Dress for Success” workshop for her employees. She wants to improve the image of her employees. She would like you to present your workshop in next month. Situation 3: You have been asked to speak to the local Toastmasters. The group of professionals meets weekly at the a local restaurant. You have been asked to talk for about 10 minutes at this week’s meeting. Situation 4: Your boss has left a message for you, letting you know he wants you to talk to the plant supervisors next week about ways to improve productivity.

SITUATIONAL ASSESSMENTS Directions: Given the following situations, make assessments of how to prepare for each presentation. Include in your assessment the following: a) topic, b) length, c) amount of detail needed, d) appropriate room set up, e) equipment needs, f) visual aids needed, g) type of presentation to me made, and other pertinent information. Also, identify those things that need to be answered prior to the presentation and how you would go about finding it out. Situation 1: Dr. Jenson has called to have you speak to his college class about job opportunities in your field. His class meets from 1-4pm. He has asked you to speak for about 30 minutes. Situation 2: Ms. Jenkins, the office manager for one of the larger companies in town, has asked you to do a “Dress for Success” workshop for her employees. She wants to improve the image of her employees. She would like you to present your workshop in next month. Situation 3: You have been asked to speak to the local Toastmasters. The group of professionals meets weekly at the a local restaurant. You have been asked to talk for about 10 minutes at this week’s meeting. Situation 4: Your boss has left a message for you, letting you know he wants you to talk to the plant supervisors next week about ways to improve productivity.

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Define: 41 Things Philosophy is: 1. Ignorant 2. Selfish 3. Ironic 4. Plain 5. Misunderstood 6. A failure 7. Poor 8. Unscientific 9. Unteachable 10. Foolish 11. Abnormal 12. Divine trickery 13. Egalitarian 14. A divine calling 15. Laborious 16. Countercultural 17. Uncomfortable 18. Virtuous 19. Dangerous 20. Simplistic<br />21. Polemical 22. Therapeutic 23. “conformist” 24. Embarrassi ng 25. Invulnerable 26. Annoying 27. Pneumatic 28. Apolitic al 29. Docile/teachable 30. Messianic 31. Pious 32. Impract ical 33. Happy 34. Necessary 35. Death-defying 36. Fallible 37. Immortal 38. Confident 39. Painful 40. agnostic</br

Define: 41 Things Philosophy is: 1. Ignorant 2. Selfish 3. Ironic 4. Plain 5. Misunderstood 6. A failure 7. Poor 8. Unscientific 9. Unteachable 10. Foolish 11. Abnormal 12. Divine trickery 13. Egalitarian 14. A divine calling 15. Laborious 16. Countercultural 17. Uncomfortable 18. Virtuous 19. Dangerous 20. Simplistic
21. Polemical 22. Therapeutic 23. “conformist” 24. Embarrassi ng 25. Invulnerable 26. Annoying 27. Pneumatic 28. Apolitic al 29. Docile/teachable 30. Messianic 31. Pious 32. Impract ical 33. Happy 34. Necessary 35. Death-defying 36. Fallible 37. Immortal 38. Confident 39. Painful 40. agnostic

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Part I. (20%) Multiple Choice Questions (only one answer) 1. What is the SS7 A-link? a. Signaling Link between SSP and STP b. Signaling Link between STP and STP c. Signaling Link between SCP and SCP d. Signaling Link between SSP and SSP 2. How is a TDM trunk identified on the SS7 network? It is identified by _____. a. IP Address b. ISDN B channel c. UDP port number d. Circuit Identificaiton Code (CIC) 3. What is the layer-3 protocol for ISUP? a. IP b. Q.931 c. MTP3 d. TCAP 4. Which of the following signaling is required to support Local Number Portability (LNP)? a. SIP b. Q.931 c. SS7 d. MGCP 5. Which of the following signlaing is NOT supported on the local telephone switch? a. ISDN/Q.931 b. SIP c. SS7 d. Station Signaling 6. Which of the following protocol is used by Advanced Intelligent Network (AIN) for remote database query? One of the AIN features is 1-800/1-900 calls. a. TCAP b. ISUP c. MGCP d. SIP 7. Which of the following is an NNI signaling? a. ISDN/Q.931 b. SIP c. MGCP d. SS7 8. Which of the following message is used by Access Media Gateway (MG) to inform Media Gateway Controller (MGC) that a phone is off-hook? a. NTFY b. RQNT c. CRCX d. MDCX 9. Which of the following device supports codec (such as G.711)? a. Media Gateway Contoller b. Media Gateway (Access Gateway) c. Analog Phone d. Signaling Transfer Point (STP) 10. In MGCP, a connection is _______________ ? a. The same as a TCP connection b. The same as a phone call. c. An end-point and its associated RTP session. d. A TDM channel identified by CIC Part II Questions (10%). 1. Provide two reasons for separating Media Gateway Controller (MGC) and Media Gateway. Media gateways are often controlled by a separate Media Gateway Controller which provides the call control and signaling functionality. 2. Identify the signaling between the network devices. (enter N/A if not applicable) 1 Media Gateway Controller Media Gateway Controller 2 Media Gateway Controller Media Gateway 3 Media Gateway Controller Class-5 (local) Switch 4 Media Gateway Controller SIP Proxy 5 Media Gateway Media Gateway Part III (20%) Call Flow Diagram and protocol stacks Media Gateway Controller (MGC) also has the function of SS7 Signaling Gateway. 1. Show the call flow diagram from Phone-22 (SIP) to Phone-33 (SIP). 2. Show the call flow diagram from Phone-41 (analog) to Phone-42(analog) over the VoIP Carrier Network. Note: each signaling message is an arrow with its own label. Do not use one arrow and one label to represent multiple messages.

Part I. (20%) Multiple Choice Questions (only one answer) 1. What is the SS7 A-link? a. Signaling Link between SSP and STP b. Signaling Link between STP and STP c. Signaling Link between SCP and SCP d. Signaling Link between SSP and SSP 2. How is a TDM trunk identified on the SS7 network? It is identified by _____. a. IP Address b. ISDN B channel c. UDP port number d. Circuit Identificaiton Code (CIC) 3. What is the layer-3 protocol for ISUP? a. IP b. Q.931 c. MTP3 d. TCAP 4. Which of the following signaling is required to support Local Number Portability (LNP)? a. SIP b. Q.931 c. SS7 d. MGCP 5. Which of the following signlaing is NOT supported on the local telephone switch? a. ISDN/Q.931 b. SIP c. SS7 d. Station Signaling 6. Which of the following protocol is used by Advanced Intelligent Network (AIN) for remote database query? One of the AIN features is 1-800/1-900 calls. a. TCAP b. ISUP c. MGCP d. SIP 7. Which of the following is an NNI signaling? a. ISDN/Q.931 b. SIP c. MGCP d. SS7 8. Which of the following message is used by Access Media Gateway (MG) to inform Media Gateway Controller (MGC) that a phone is off-hook? a. NTFY b. RQNT c. CRCX d. MDCX 9. Which of the following device supports codec (such as G.711)? a. Media Gateway Contoller b. Media Gateway (Access Gateway) c. Analog Phone d. Signaling Transfer Point (STP) 10. In MGCP, a connection is _______________ ? a. The same as a TCP connection b. The same as a phone call. c. An end-point and its associated RTP session. d. A TDM channel identified by CIC Part II Questions (10%). 1. Provide two reasons for separating Media Gateway Controller (MGC) and Media Gateway. Media gateways are often controlled by a separate Media Gateway Controller which provides the call control and signaling functionality. 2. Identify the signaling between the network devices. (enter N/A if not applicable) 1 Media Gateway Controller Media Gateway Controller 2 Media Gateway Controller Media Gateway 3 Media Gateway Controller Class-5 (local) Switch 4 Media Gateway Controller SIP Proxy 5 Media Gateway Media Gateway Part III (20%) Call Flow Diagram and protocol stacks Media Gateway Controller (MGC) also has the function of SS7 Signaling Gateway. 1. Show the call flow diagram from Phone-22 (SIP) to Phone-33 (SIP). 2. Show the call flow diagram from Phone-41 (analog) to Phone-42(analog) over the VoIP Carrier Network. Note: each signaling message is an arrow with its own label. Do not use one arrow and one label to represent multiple messages.

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Sex, Gender, and Popular Culture Spring 2015 Look through popular magazines, and see if you can find advertisements that objectify women in order to sell a product. Alternately, you may use an advertisement on television (but make sure to provide a link to the ad so I can see it!). Study these images then write a paper about objectification that deals with all or some of the following: • What effect(s), if any, do you think the objectification of women’s bodies has on our culture? • Jean Kilbourne states “turning a human being into a thing is almost always the first step toward justifying violence against that person.” What do you think she means by this? Do you agree with her reasoning? Why or why not? • Some people would argue that depicting a woman’s body as an object is a form of art. What is your opinion of this point of view? Explain your reasoning. • Why do you think that women are objectified more often than men are? • How does sexualization and objectification play out differently across racial lines? • Kilbourne explains that the consequences of being objectified are different – and more serious – for women than for men. Do you agree? How is the world different for women than it is for men? How do objectified images of women interact with those in our culture differently from the way images of men do? Why is it important to look at images in the context of the culture? • What is the difference between sexual objectification and sexual subjectification? (Ros Gill ) • How do ads construct violent white masculinity and how does that vision of masculinity hurt both men and women? Throughout your written analysis, be sure to make clear and specific reference to the images you selected, and please submit these images with your paper. Make sure you engage with and reference to at least 4 of the following authors: Kilbourne, Bordo, Hunter & Soto, Rose, Durham, Gill, Katz, Schuchardt, Ono and Buescher. Guidelines:  Keep your content focused on structural, systemic, institutional factors rather than the individual: BE ANALYTICAL NOT ANECDOTAL.  Avoid using the first person or including personal stories/reactions. You must make sure to actively engage with your readings: these essays need to be informed and framed by the theoretical material you have been reading this semester.  Keep within the 4-6 page limit; use 12-point font, double spacing and 1-inch margins.  Use formal writing conventions (introduction/thesis statement, body, conclusion) and correct grammar. Resources may be cited within the text of your paper, i.e. (Walters, 2013).

Sex, Gender, and Popular Culture Spring 2015 Look through popular magazines, and see if you can find advertisements that objectify women in order to sell a product. Alternately, you may use an advertisement on television (but make sure to provide a link to the ad so I can see it!). Study these images then write a paper about objectification that deals with all or some of the following: • What effect(s), if any, do you think the objectification of women’s bodies has on our culture? • Jean Kilbourne states “turning a human being into a thing is almost always the first step toward justifying violence against that person.” What do you think she means by this? Do you agree with her reasoning? Why or why not? • Some people would argue that depicting a woman’s body as an object is a form of art. What is your opinion of this point of view? Explain your reasoning. • Why do you think that women are objectified more often than men are? • How does sexualization and objectification play out differently across racial lines? • Kilbourne explains that the consequences of being objectified are different – and more serious – for women than for men. Do you agree? How is the world different for women than it is for men? How do objectified images of women interact with those in our culture differently from the way images of men do? Why is it important to look at images in the context of the culture? • What is the difference between sexual objectification and sexual subjectification? (Ros Gill ) • How do ads construct violent white masculinity and how does that vision of masculinity hurt both men and women? Throughout your written analysis, be sure to make clear and specific reference to the images you selected, and please submit these images with your paper. Make sure you engage with and reference to at least 4 of the following authors: Kilbourne, Bordo, Hunter & Soto, Rose, Durham, Gill, Katz, Schuchardt, Ono and Buescher. Guidelines:  Keep your content focused on structural, systemic, institutional factors rather than the individual: BE ANALYTICAL NOT ANECDOTAL.  Avoid using the first person or including personal stories/reactions. You must make sure to actively engage with your readings: these essays need to be informed and framed by the theoretical material you have been reading this semester.  Keep within the 4-6 page limit; use 12-point font, double spacing and 1-inch margins.  Use formal writing conventions (introduction/thesis statement, body, conclusion) and correct grammar. Resources may be cited within the text of your paper, i.e. (Walters, 2013).

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