SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AT BOSE CORPORATION Bose Corporation, headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts, offers an excellent example of integrated supply chain management. Bose, a producer of audio premium speakers used in automobiles, high-fidelity systems, and consumer and commercial broadcasting systems, was founded in 1964 by Dr. Bose of MIT. Bose currently maintains plants in Massachusetts and Michigan as well as Canada, Mexico, and Ireland. Its purchasing organization, while decentralized, has some overlap that requires coordination between sites. It manages this coordination by using conference calls between managers, electronic communication, and joint problem solving. The company is moving toward single sourcing many of its 800 to 1,000 parts, which include corrugated paper, particle board and wood, plastic injected molded parts, fasteners, glues, woofers, and fabric. Some product components, such as woofers, are sourced overseas. For example, at the Hillsdale, Michigan, plant, foreign sourcing accounts for 20% of purchases, with the remainder of suppliers located immediately within the state of Michigan. About 35% of the parts purchased at this site are single sourced, with approximately half of the components arriving with no incoming inspection performed. In turn, Bose ships finished products directly to Delco, Honda, and Nissan and has a record of no missed deliveries. Normal lead time to customers is 60 working days, but Bose can expedite shipments in one week and airfreight them if necessary. The company has developed a detailed supplier performance system that measures on-time delivery, quality performance, technical improvements, and supplier suggestions. A report is generated twice a month from this system and sent to the supplier providing feedback about supplier performance. If there is a three-week trend of poor performance, Bose will usually establish a specific goal for improvement that the supplier must attain. Examples include 10% delivery improvement every month until 100% conformance is achieved, or 5% quality improvement until a 1% defect level is reached over a four-month period. In one case, a supplier sent a rejected shipment back to Bose without explanation and with no corrective action taken. When no significant improvement occurred, another supplier replaced the delinquent supplier. Bose has few written contracts with suppliers. After six months of deliveries without rejects, Bose encourages suppliers to apply for a certificate of achievement form, signifying that they are qualified suppliers. One of the primary criteria for gaining certification involves how well the supplier responds to corrective action requests. One of the biggest problems observed is that suppliers often correct problems on individual parts covered by a corrective action form without extending these corrective actions to other part families and applicable parts. Bose has adopted a unique system of marrying just-in-time (JIT) purchasing with global sourcing. Approximately half of the dollar value of Bose’s total purchases are made overseas, with the majority of the sourcing done in Asia. Because foreign sourcing does not support just-in-time deliveries, Bose “had to find a way to blend low inventory with buying from distant sources,” says the director of purchasing and logistics for Bose. Visualizing itself as a customer-driven organization, Bose now uses a sophisticated transportation system—what Bose’s manager of logistics calls “the best EDI system in the country.” Working closely with a national less-than-truckload carrier for the bulk of its domestic freight movements, including shipments arriving at a U.S. port from oversees, Bose implemented an electronic data interchange (EDI) system that does much more than simple tracking. The system operates close to real time and allows two-way communication between every one of the freight handler’s 230 terminals and Bose. Information is updated several times daily and is downloaded automatically, enabling Bose to perform shipping analysis and distribution channel modeling to achieve reliable lowest total cost scenarios. The company can also request removal from a terminal of any shipment that it must expedite with an air shipment. This state-of-the-art system provides a snapshot of what is happening on a daily basis and keeps Bose’s managers on top of everyday occurrences and decisions. Management proactively manages logistics time elements in pursuit of better customer service. The next step is to implement this system with all major suppliers rather than just with transportation suppliers. In the future, Bose plans to automate its entire materials system. Perhaps one of the most unique features of Bose’s procurement and logistics system is the development of JIT II. The basic premise of JIT II is simple: The person who can do the best job of ordering and managing inventory of a particular item is the supplier himself. Bose negotiated with each supplier to provide a full-time employee at the Bose plant who was responsible for ordering, shipping, and receiving materials from that plant, as well as managing on-site inventories of the items. This was done through an EDI connection between Bose’s plant and the supplier’s facility. Collocating suppliers and buyers was so successful that Bose is now implementing it at all plant locations. In fact, many other companies have also begun to implement collocation of suppliers. Assignment Questions The following assignment questions relate to ideas and concepts presented throughout this text. Answer some or all of the questions as directed by your instructor. 1. Discuss how the strategy development process might work at a company like Bose. 2. What should be the relationship between Bose’s supply management strategy and the development of its performance measurement system? 3. Why is purchased quality so important to Bose? 4. Can a just-in-time purchase system operate without total quality from suppliers? 5. Why can some components arrive at the Hillsdale, Michigan, plant with no incoming inspection required? 6. Discuss the reasons why Bose has a certificate of achievement program for identifying qualified suppliers. 7. Bose is moving toward single sourcing many of its purchased part requirements. Discuss why the company might want to do this. Are there any risks to that approach? 8. Discuss some of the difficulties a company like Bose might experience when trying to implement just-in-time purchasing with international suppliers. 9. Why does Bose have to source so much of its purchase requirements from offshore suppliers? 10. What makes the JIT II system at Bose unique? Why would a company pursue this type of system? 11. Why is it necessary to enter into a longer-term contractual arrangement when pursuing arrangements like the one Bose has with its domestic transportation carrier? 12. Why is it important to manage logistics time elements proactively when pursuing higher levels of customer service? 13. What role does information technology play at Bose? 14. What advantages do information technology systems provide to Bose that might not be available to a company that does not have these systems? 15. Why has Bose developed its supplier performance measurement system? 16. Do you think the performance measurement systems at Bose are computerized or manual? Why?

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AT BOSE CORPORATION Bose Corporation, headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts, offers an excellent example of integrated supply chain management. Bose, a producer of audio premium speakers used in automobiles, high-fidelity systems, and consumer and commercial broadcasting systems, was founded in 1964 by Dr. Bose of MIT. Bose currently maintains plants in Massachusetts and Michigan as well as Canada, Mexico, and Ireland. Its purchasing organization, while decentralized, has some overlap that requires coordination between sites. It manages this coordination by using conference calls between managers, electronic communication, and joint problem solving. The company is moving toward single sourcing many of its 800 to 1,000 parts, which include corrugated paper, particle board and wood, plastic injected molded parts, fasteners, glues, woofers, and fabric. Some product components, such as woofers, are sourced overseas. For example, at the Hillsdale, Michigan, plant, foreign sourcing accounts for 20% of purchases, with the remainder of suppliers located immediately within the state of Michigan. About 35% of the parts purchased at this site are single sourced, with approximately half of the components arriving with no incoming inspection performed. In turn, Bose ships finished products directly to Delco, Honda, and Nissan and has a record of no missed deliveries. Normal lead time to customers is 60 working days, but Bose can expedite shipments in one week and airfreight them if necessary. The company has developed a detailed supplier performance system that measures on-time delivery, quality performance, technical improvements, and supplier suggestions. A report is generated twice a month from this system and sent to the supplier providing feedback about supplier performance. If there is a three-week trend of poor performance, Bose will usually establish a specific goal for improvement that the supplier must attain. Examples include 10% delivery improvement every month until 100% conformance is achieved, or 5% quality improvement until a 1% defect level is reached over a four-month period. In one case, a supplier sent a rejected shipment back to Bose without explanation and with no corrective action taken. When no significant improvement occurred, another supplier replaced the delinquent supplier. Bose has few written contracts with suppliers. After six months of deliveries without rejects, Bose encourages suppliers to apply for a certificate of achievement form, signifying that they are qualified suppliers. One of the primary criteria for gaining certification involves how well the supplier responds to corrective action requests. One of the biggest problems observed is that suppliers often correct problems on individual parts covered by a corrective action form without extending these corrective actions to other part families and applicable parts. Bose has adopted a unique system of marrying just-in-time (JIT) purchasing with global sourcing. Approximately half of the dollar value of Bose’s total purchases are made overseas, with the majority of the sourcing done in Asia. Because foreign sourcing does not support just-in-time deliveries, Bose “had to find a way to blend low inventory with buying from distant sources,” says the director of purchasing and logistics for Bose. Visualizing itself as a customer-driven organization, Bose now uses a sophisticated transportation system—what Bose’s manager of logistics calls “the best EDI system in the country.” Working closely with a national less-than-truckload carrier for the bulk of its domestic freight movements, including shipments arriving at a U.S. port from oversees, Bose implemented an electronic data interchange (EDI) system that does much more than simple tracking. The system operates close to real time and allows two-way communication between every one of the freight handler’s 230 terminals and Bose. Information is updated several times daily and is downloaded automatically, enabling Bose to perform shipping analysis and distribution channel modeling to achieve reliable lowest total cost scenarios. The company can also request removal from a terminal of any shipment that it must expedite with an air shipment. This state-of-the-art system provides a snapshot of what is happening on a daily basis and keeps Bose’s managers on top of everyday occurrences and decisions. Management proactively manages logistics time elements in pursuit of better customer service. The next step is to implement this system with all major suppliers rather than just with transportation suppliers. In the future, Bose plans to automate its entire materials system. Perhaps one of the most unique features of Bose’s procurement and logistics system is the development of JIT II. The basic premise of JIT II is simple: The person who can do the best job of ordering and managing inventory of a particular item is the supplier himself. Bose negotiated with each supplier to provide a full-time employee at the Bose plant who was responsible for ordering, shipping, and receiving materials from that plant, as well as managing on-site inventories of the items. This was done through an EDI connection between Bose’s plant and the supplier’s facility. Collocating suppliers and buyers was so successful that Bose is now implementing it at all plant locations. In fact, many other companies have also begun to implement collocation of suppliers. Assignment Questions The following assignment questions relate to ideas and concepts presented throughout this text. Answer some or all of the questions as directed by your instructor. 1. Discuss how the strategy development process might work at a company like Bose. 2. What should be the relationship between Bose’s supply management strategy and the development of its performance measurement system? 3. Why is purchased quality so important to Bose? 4. Can a just-in-time purchase system operate without total quality from suppliers? 5. Why can some components arrive at the Hillsdale, Michigan, plant with no incoming inspection required? 6. Discuss the reasons why Bose has a certificate of achievement program for identifying qualified suppliers. 7. Bose is moving toward single sourcing many of its purchased part requirements. Discuss why the company might want to do this. Are there any risks to that approach? 8. Discuss some of the difficulties a company like Bose might experience when trying to implement just-in-time purchasing with international suppliers. 9. Why does Bose have to source so much of its purchase requirements from offshore suppliers? 10. What makes the JIT II system at Bose unique? Why would a company pursue this type of system? 11. Why is it necessary to enter into a longer-term contractual arrangement when pursuing arrangements like the one Bose has with its domestic transportation carrier? 12. Why is it important to manage logistics time elements proactively when pursuing higher levels of customer service? 13. What role does information technology play at Bose? 14. What advantages do information technology systems provide to Bose that might not be available to a company that does not have these systems? 15. Why has Bose developed its supplier performance measurement system? 16. Do you think the performance measurement systems at Bose are computerized or manual? Why?

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Describe at least two strategies that a companies can use to overcome the challenges associated with transportation infrastructure congestion.

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Use the link provided to answer the questions below. http://www.worlddialogue.org/content.php?id=384 According to the article, what was President George W. Bush’s main rationale for going to war with Iraq? A. Bush believed that by promoting democracy, we promote peace around the world. B. Bush believed that Iraq was a key player in the global drug trade. C. Bush feared Osama bin Laden would assume power in Iraq. D. Intelligence reports showed Iraq was planning to attack Afghanistan. E. Bush had no opinion about invading Iraq. What is the democratic peace theory? A. the theory that indicates that democracy will inevitably spread and we should assist it peacefully B. the theory that economic growth leads to a peaceful democratic state C. the theory that democracies tend not to fight one another D. the theory that the key to a successful democratic transition is through a peaceful transfer of power E. the theory that peace and democracy are actually inconsistent with one another What did Mansfield and Syder conclude happens during the initial phases of democratization? A. Newly democratized countries are incapable of holding independent elections. B. Citizens are more engaged in politics and willing to be peaceful. C. New democracies are the strongest democracies in the world. D. Other countries are more likely to form alliances with new democracies. E. Newly democratized countries become more aggressive and warlike, not less. New democracies are more likely to elect which of the following types of parties into office? A. socialists B. religious extremists C. the country’s elite and wealthy class D. people who personify “the average Joe” E. the largest, most prominent parties According to Mansfield and Snyder’s prescription, what should the United States do with democratizing states? A. provide an international military force to ensure peace B. keep a close eye and replace bad leaders if necessary C. make certain that reforms are implemented in the right order D. strengthen international awareness of democratizing states so that peaceful states can arm themselves E. attempt to push through elections as soon as possible above all else Watch the video below, and then answer the questions below. To save your answers, click the Save to Notebook button above. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=796LfXwzIUk According to Joseph Nye, what is power transition? A. a change of power among states B. a change of power among presidents C. a change of power within the European Union or other leading organizations D. a change of power within cultures E. a change of power to non-state actors How does Nye define power diffusion? A. a change of power among states B. a change of power in regions C. a change of power within cultures D. a change of power from states to non-state actors E. a change of power from non-state actors to states Which of the following is an example of a non-state actor given by Nye? A. Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad B. Oxfam C. the former USSR D. socialism E. the mayor of Tehran Why does Nye claim it is important to be cautious of power projections? A. Simple projections don’t tell us much about power transition. B. History is not linear. C. Simple projections tend to focus soley on GDP. D. Simple projections don’t tell you anything about military or soft power. E. all of these options Nye describes a three-dimensional chess game as a metaphor for modern-day power distribution. What is the top board? A. economic power among states B. military power among states C. power among state leaders D. the deciding board for the other two boards E. the board where Kasparov faces off against the computer What is the middle board in Nye’s chess game metaphor? A. non-state actors B. a metaphor for the international underground economy C. military power among states D. economic power among states E. political power among states What is the bottom board in Nye’s chess game metaphor? A. transnational relations B. things that cross borders outside government control C. a place where power is chaotically distributed D. an area where things cross borders outside the control of governments E. all of these options What is the difference between a positive-sum game and a zero-sum game? A. A positive-sum game is when one person has all the power and a zero-sum game is when power is evenly distributed. B. A positive-sum game is a two-player power game and a zero-sum game is a one-player power game. C. A positive-sum game where my gain is your gain and a zero-sum game is my win and your loss. D. A postive-sum game is when you bet and win and a zero-sum game is when you bet and lose. E. A positive-sum game is like Tetris and a zero-sum game is like Super Mario Brothers. Nye quotes Hillary Clinton, describing her foreign policy agenda as utilizing “smart power.” What does this mean? A. Smart power addresses the two great power shifts in the 21st century. B. Smart power is “using all the tools in our toolbox.” C. Smart power combines both hard and soft power. D. Smart power reflects a new narrative of dealing with power. E. all of these options

Use the link provided to answer the questions below. http://www.worlddialogue.org/content.php?id=384 According to the article, what was President George W. Bush’s main rationale for going to war with Iraq? A. Bush believed that by promoting democracy, we promote peace around the world. B. Bush believed that Iraq was a key player in the global drug trade. C. Bush feared Osama bin Laden would assume power in Iraq. D. Intelligence reports showed Iraq was planning to attack Afghanistan. E. Bush had no opinion about invading Iraq. What is the democratic peace theory? A. the theory that indicates that democracy will inevitably spread and we should assist it peacefully B. the theory that economic growth leads to a peaceful democratic state C. the theory that democracies tend not to fight one another D. the theory that the key to a successful democratic transition is through a peaceful transfer of power E. the theory that peace and democracy are actually inconsistent with one another What did Mansfield and Syder conclude happens during the initial phases of democratization? A. Newly democratized countries are incapable of holding independent elections. B. Citizens are more engaged in politics and willing to be peaceful. C. New democracies are the strongest democracies in the world. D. Other countries are more likely to form alliances with new democracies. E. Newly democratized countries become more aggressive and warlike, not less. New democracies are more likely to elect which of the following types of parties into office? A. socialists B. religious extremists C. the country’s elite and wealthy class D. people who personify “the average Joe” E. the largest, most prominent parties According to Mansfield and Snyder’s prescription, what should the United States do with democratizing states? A. provide an international military force to ensure peace B. keep a close eye and replace bad leaders if necessary C. make certain that reforms are implemented in the right order D. strengthen international awareness of democratizing states so that peaceful states can arm themselves E. attempt to push through elections as soon as possible above all else Watch the video below, and then answer the questions below. To save your answers, click the Save to Notebook button above. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=796LfXwzIUk According to Joseph Nye, what is power transition? A. a change of power among states B. a change of power among presidents C. a change of power within the European Union or other leading organizations D. a change of power within cultures E. a change of power to non-state actors How does Nye define power diffusion? A. a change of power among states B. a change of power in regions C. a change of power within cultures D. a change of power from states to non-state actors E. a change of power from non-state actors to states Which of the following is an example of a non-state actor given by Nye? A. Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad B. Oxfam C. the former USSR D. socialism E. the mayor of Tehran Why does Nye claim it is important to be cautious of power projections? A. Simple projections don’t tell us much about power transition. B. History is not linear. C. Simple projections tend to focus soley on GDP. D. Simple projections don’t tell you anything about military or soft power. E. all of these options Nye describes a three-dimensional chess game as a metaphor for modern-day power distribution. What is the top board? A. economic power among states B. military power among states C. power among state leaders D. the deciding board for the other two boards E. the board where Kasparov faces off against the computer What is the middle board in Nye’s chess game metaphor? A. non-state actors B. a metaphor for the international underground economy C. military power among states D. economic power among states E. political power among states What is the bottom board in Nye’s chess game metaphor? A. transnational relations B. things that cross borders outside government control C. a place where power is chaotically distributed D. an area where things cross borders outside the control of governments E. all of these options What is the difference between a positive-sum game and a zero-sum game? A. A positive-sum game is when one person has all the power and a zero-sum game is when power is evenly distributed. B. A positive-sum game is a two-player power game and a zero-sum game is a one-player power game. C. A positive-sum game where my gain is your gain and a zero-sum game is my win and your loss. D. A postive-sum game is when you bet and win and a zero-sum game is when you bet and lose. E. A positive-sum game is like Tetris and a zero-sum game is like Super Mario Brothers. Nye quotes Hillary Clinton, describing her foreign policy agenda as utilizing “smart power.” What does this mean? A. Smart power addresses the two great power shifts in the 21st century. B. Smart power is “using all the tools in our toolbox.” C. Smart power combines both hard and soft power. D. Smart power reflects a new narrative of dealing with power. E. all of these options

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TEXT The sole text is Daniel Bonevac’s Today’s Moral Issues. This is an extremely accessible work that organizes the subject matter of ethics into well-structured units involving both general principles and focused ethical dilemmas. The instructor will guide the students through the pertinent readings and discussion topics. Exam #3: WAR ECONOMIC EQUALITY 1. Aquinas 5. Mill 2. Grotius 6. Hospers 3. Clausewitz 7. Anderson 4. Gandhi CONCERNING THE SHORT PAPER Choose one of our dilemma topics from our book as the focus of your short paper. If you have another topic in mind, please consult with me for permission. —length: 4 to 5 pages — format: typed —number of points: 10 — submission via Bb, under “Assignments” — Format: Microsoft Word — Line Spacing: Double-Spaced —Print: Black The following is merely a suggestion for the organization of the paper, but it might be useful as an indication of how it could look: a) Initial statement of your position concerning the moral dilemma; how to resolve it, how you plan to argue for/against it. b) Amplification of your position; your main points or position. c) Backup: some cited references and supporting evidence for your position. d) Your criticisms of alternative or contrary points of view. e) Your conclusion/summing up. Plagiarism is a serious breach of academic integrity. If you submit plagiarized materials you will receive a zero on the assignment. If you need an extension of the due date for the paper, please consult with me.

TEXT The sole text is Daniel Bonevac’s Today’s Moral Issues. This is an extremely accessible work that organizes the subject matter of ethics into well-structured units involving both general principles and focused ethical dilemmas. The instructor will guide the students through the pertinent readings and discussion topics. Exam #3: WAR ECONOMIC EQUALITY 1. Aquinas 5. Mill 2. Grotius 6. Hospers 3. Clausewitz 7. Anderson 4. Gandhi CONCERNING THE SHORT PAPER Choose one of our dilemma topics from our book as the focus of your short paper. If you have another topic in mind, please consult with me for permission. —length: 4 to 5 pages — format: typed —number of points: 10 — submission via Bb, under “Assignments” — Format: Microsoft Word — Line Spacing: Double-Spaced —Print: Black The following is merely a suggestion for the organization of the paper, but it might be useful as an indication of how it could look: a) Initial statement of your position concerning the moral dilemma; how to resolve it, how you plan to argue for/against it. b) Amplification of your position; your main points or position. c) Backup: some cited references and supporting evidence for your position. d) Your criticisms of alternative or contrary points of view. e) Your conclusion/summing up. Plagiarism is a serious breach of academic integrity. If you submit plagiarized materials you will receive a zero on the assignment. If you need an extension of the due date for the paper, please consult with me.

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http://www.constitution.org/mac/prince17.htm How does Machiavelli feel about cruelty versus clemency? A. Machiavelli equates clemency with being loved and cruelty with being despised, and suggests that being despised is acceptable. B. Machiavelli suggests that cruelty doesn’t always result in being despised and winning the love of your subjects is the most important thing. C. Machiavelli says that cruelty, when applied in a prudent manner, will be held in more esteem than too much mercy. D. Cruelty and clemency are identical; being merciful to one person means that you must be cruel to another. E. Clemency is equated with happiness, and a happy set of subjects is the ultimate goal of a successful leader. What is the difference between hatred and fear? A. Fear makes people respect you. Hatred makes them work against you. B. Fear and hatred follow one another. If you create fear you will eventually create hatred. All leaders should avoid this. C. Hatred from external powers breeds nationalism within your country, causing people to fear external powers. D. Fear and hatred are opposites. E. Hatred follows love; fear follows clemency. http://www.constitution.org/mac/prince23.htm According to Machiavelli, what is a flatterer? A. Someone who wants to lavish gifts upon you in exchange for power. B. An external power that wants to ally with you. C. Someone who will tell you what you think rather than giving their own opinion. D. Someone who tests your opinions against their own to make a good argument. E. An external power that wants to make strong trade alliances to weaken you over time. According to Machiavelli, what is the best way to seek truth from advisers? A. Advisors should present any complaints to you as a group. B. Advisors should be called upon when the leader has a question, otherwise they are to remain silent. C. An advisor should involve the public, allowing them to call the leader to court to listen to their opinions. D. The leader should listen carefully to one private advisor with whom he always disagrees. E. Machiavelli thinks that advisors are not helpful because they will always try to flatter their leader.

http://www.constitution.org/mac/prince17.htm How does Machiavelli feel about cruelty versus clemency? A. Machiavelli equates clemency with being loved and cruelty with being despised, and suggests that being despised is acceptable. B. Machiavelli suggests that cruelty doesn’t always result in being despised and winning the love of your subjects is the most important thing. C. Machiavelli says that cruelty, when applied in a prudent manner, will be held in more esteem than too much mercy. D. Cruelty and clemency are identical; being merciful to one person means that you must be cruel to another. E. Clemency is equated with happiness, and a happy set of subjects is the ultimate goal of a successful leader. What is the difference between hatred and fear? A. Fear makes people respect you. Hatred makes them work against you. B. Fear and hatred follow one another. If you create fear you will eventually create hatred. All leaders should avoid this. C. Hatred from external powers breeds nationalism within your country, causing people to fear external powers. D. Fear and hatred are opposites. E. Hatred follows love; fear follows clemency. http://www.constitution.org/mac/prince23.htm According to Machiavelli, what is a flatterer? A. Someone who wants to lavish gifts upon you in exchange for power. B. An external power that wants to ally with you. C. Someone who will tell you what you think rather than giving their own opinion. D. Someone who tests your opinions against their own to make a good argument. E. An external power that wants to make strong trade alliances to weaken you over time. According to Machiavelli, what is the best way to seek truth from advisers? A. Advisors should present any complaints to you as a group. B. Advisors should be called upon when the leader has a question, otherwise they are to remain silent. C. An advisor should involve the public, allowing them to call the leader to court to listen to their opinions. D. The leader should listen carefully to one private advisor with whom he always disagrees. E. Machiavelli thinks that advisors are not helpful because they will always try to flatter their leader.

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Michael Jordan’s book.. Considering how the ending of the book was written, is it an effective ending? Did the ending surprise you? Why? Why not? Did the ending leave you with unanswered questions? Explain.

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HIST 303 Rebels and Renegades Comparative Paper – Conroy & Drakulic In a well-written analysis of about 3 pages, compare and contrast Conroy’s Belfast Diary or Drakulic’s How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed in response to the following question: It can be argued that in the midst of deprivation and hardship, people still exercise considerable agency—or the power to act within one’s particular socio-political context. In fact, living the ordinary can be considered an act of rebellion against an imposing power. That is, people use and experience their lives as resistance to oppression or war. This is sometimes referred to as the “politics of everyday life”. How does this concept of agency play out in these works? In your response, do not simply list examples, but analyze the examples by the authors in relation to the larger themes of the course. A successful assignment will (this is a checklist, so heed it well!!!): * have a solid introduction with an arguable thesis; * be well organized with coherent paragraphs relevant to the thesis; * have a concluding paragraph that concisely and accurately summarizes the paper; * adequately analyze the histories and their connections to each other; * use relevant evidence to substantiate claims; * be analytic, not descriptive; * properly cite and punctuate quotations and evidence; * be paginated; * have an interesting title relevant to the argument (e.g. “Comparative Paper” is unacceptable); * be well written, well edited and well documented. Author Specific Points that discuss everyday activities as resistance Relate to your other Reading (Williams, Hall, Hebdige, etc.) Conroy Drakulic Working Thesis: _____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ****FORMATTING DIRECTIONS: This paper should be 3 – 4 pages (no more), typed, doublespaced, with one-inch margins and 12-point font. This assignment is worth 25% of your grade in this course. You must head your paper with your name and date and include your name and pages (x of x) in a header or footer of each page. At the end of your paper, you must skip four lines then sign with the following: “I attest that the work contained in this document is entirely my own and it numbers x pages.” *****

HIST 303 Rebels and Renegades Comparative Paper – Conroy & Drakulic In a well-written analysis of about 3 pages, compare and contrast Conroy’s Belfast Diary or Drakulic’s How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed in response to the following question: It can be argued that in the midst of deprivation and hardship, people still exercise considerable agency—or the power to act within one’s particular socio-political context. In fact, living the ordinary can be considered an act of rebellion against an imposing power. That is, people use and experience their lives as resistance to oppression or war. This is sometimes referred to as the “politics of everyday life”. How does this concept of agency play out in these works? In your response, do not simply list examples, but analyze the examples by the authors in relation to the larger themes of the course. A successful assignment will (this is a checklist, so heed it well!!!): * have a solid introduction with an arguable thesis; * be well organized with coherent paragraphs relevant to the thesis; * have a concluding paragraph that concisely and accurately summarizes the paper; * adequately analyze the histories and their connections to each other; * use relevant evidence to substantiate claims; * be analytic, not descriptive; * properly cite and punctuate quotations and evidence; * be paginated; * have an interesting title relevant to the argument (e.g. “Comparative Paper” is unacceptable); * be well written, well edited and well documented. Author Specific Points that discuss everyday activities as resistance Relate to your other Reading (Williams, Hall, Hebdige, etc.) Conroy Drakulic Working Thesis: _____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ****FORMATTING DIRECTIONS: This paper should be 3 – 4 pages (no more), typed, doublespaced, with one-inch margins and 12-point font. This assignment is worth 25% of your grade in this course. You must head your paper with your name and date and include your name and pages (x of x) in a header or footer of each page. At the end of your paper, you must skip four lines then sign with the following: “I attest that the work contained in this document is entirely my own and it numbers x pages.” *****

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Project #1 Correspondence Packet (email, memo, letter) For this assignment you will produce a folder of professional correspondence. You will need to draw from actual personal experience, or imagine a scenario that will satisfy the assignment. Please refer to Chapter 10 in A Concise Guide for Technical Communication for formatting information. For a sample of standard memo format look at Figure 10.2 (page 191) & for letter sample refer to Figure 10.5 (page 199). Remember: The key to successful professional correspondence is brevity and coherence. One email, written to a co-worker and discussing a problem in the workplace. One short memo, directed to employees in your charge and explaining a new product or procedure. One professional business letter, directed to a consumer who is requesting an estimate for your/your company’s product(s) and/or services.

Project #1 Correspondence Packet (email, memo, letter) For this assignment you will produce a folder of professional correspondence. You will need to draw from actual personal experience, or imagine a scenario that will satisfy the assignment. Please refer to Chapter 10 in A Concise Guide for Technical Communication for formatting information. For a sample of standard memo format look at Figure 10.2 (page 191) & for letter sample refer to Figure 10.5 (page 199). Remember: The key to successful professional correspondence is brevity and coherence. One email, written to a co-worker and discussing a problem in the workplace. One short memo, directed to employees in your charge and explaining a new product or procedure. One professional business letter, directed to a consumer who is requesting an estimate for your/your company’s product(s) and/or services.

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Instructions Multiple Attempts Not allowed. This test can only be taken once. Force Completion This test can be saved and resumed later. Question 1 1. According to Matthews, Egyptian culture is thought to be ______. more pessimistic in outlook that Mesopotamian culture. Egyptians were more fun and had more parties than Mesopotamians. more optimistic in outlook that Mesopotamian culture. Ancient Sumerians could really throw a party. Question 2 1. The Rosetta Stone, found in the Rosetta section of the Nile by Napoleon, allowed historians to translate Egyptian hieroglyphics because it had each of the following languages EXCEPT ______. Hieratic Hieroglyphics Greek Coptic Question 3 1. Select the legacies of Near Eastern civilizations. Choose all the correct answers. Lunar calendar that guides planting Number system based on 60 Newspapers Algebra Pschology Writing Question 4 1. Each of the following would be considered a quality of Egyptian art EXCEPT _____. people were portrayed with serene looks on their faces. sculptures, paintings and reliefs portray figures in profile and from the front simultaneously. images of people housed their ka or spirit figures were often portrayed in a contorted, twisting and dramatic fashion. Question 5 1. Hatshepsut became pharaoh because _______. she claimed title of pharaoh because of her visions of Aten. she pulled a sword out of a pyramid-shaped stone. she inherited the title from her mother, Nefertiti. she was the chief queen to Thutmose II and seized power when he died. Question 6 1. Place the civilizations in the correct chronological order. Persian Akkadian Assyrian Sumerian Babylonian Question 7 1. Match the description with the phrase. A time when a more free and fluid style of artwork was created. Read Answer Items for Question 7 A set of rules or a set of established works of art Read Answer Items for Question 7 Tokens or emblems of royal authority Read Answer Items for Question 7 The northern more fertile area of the Nile’s delta Read Answer Items for Question 7 Answer A. Regalia B. Lower Egypt C. The Amarna period under Akhenaten D. Canon Question 8 1. After reading the ancient Sumerian text from 1700 BCE in which a father “Lectures His Son,” what conclusions might we draw about parallels between contemporary and ancient fathers? Select all the correct answers. Both modern and ancient fathers often want their sons to be successful. Both modern and ancient fathers often encourage their sons not to be idle. Both modern and ancient fathers often think education is important. Both modern and ancient fathers think the purchase of shares in reeds and canes is a wise investment. Both modern and ancient fathers often watch over their sons and are concerned about their future. Both modern and ancient fathers enjoy golf. Question 9 1. The oldest surviving medical textbooks from ancient Egypt might include each of the following EXCEPT _____. health insurance forms advice about getting rid of vermin magical spells to heal illnesses diagnostic information about maladies of organs Question 10 1. Circle each of the developments of the Neolithic age. Circle all that apply. plows microchip indoor plumbing kiln-fired bricks wheel hammers boats flying buttress internal combustion engine knives Save and Submit Click Save and Submit to save and submit. Click Save All Answers to save all answers. Click Close Window to close window.

Instructions Multiple Attempts Not allowed. This test can only be taken once. Force Completion This test can be saved and resumed later. Question 1 1. According to Matthews, Egyptian culture is thought to be ______. more pessimistic in outlook that Mesopotamian culture. Egyptians were more fun and had more parties than Mesopotamians. more optimistic in outlook that Mesopotamian culture. Ancient Sumerians could really throw a party. Question 2 1. The Rosetta Stone, found in the Rosetta section of the Nile by Napoleon, allowed historians to translate Egyptian hieroglyphics because it had each of the following languages EXCEPT ______. Hieratic Hieroglyphics Greek Coptic Question 3 1. Select the legacies of Near Eastern civilizations. Choose all the correct answers. Lunar calendar that guides planting Number system based on 60 Newspapers Algebra Pschology Writing Question 4 1. Each of the following would be considered a quality of Egyptian art EXCEPT _____. people were portrayed with serene looks on their faces. sculptures, paintings and reliefs portray figures in profile and from the front simultaneously. images of people housed their ka or spirit figures were often portrayed in a contorted, twisting and dramatic fashion. Question 5 1. Hatshepsut became pharaoh because _______. she claimed title of pharaoh because of her visions of Aten. she pulled a sword out of a pyramid-shaped stone. she inherited the title from her mother, Nefertiti. she was the chief queen to Thutmose II and seized power when he died. Question 6 1. Place the civilizations in the correct chronological order. Persian Akkadian Assyrian Sumerian Babylonian Question 7 1. Match the description with the phrase. A time when a more free and fluid style of artwork was created. Read Answer Items for Question 7 A set of rules or a set of established works of art Read Answer Items for Question 7 Tokens or emblems of royal authority Read Answer Items for Question 7 The northern more fertile area of the Nile’s delta Read Answer Items for Question 7 Answer A. Regalia B. Lower Egypt C. The Amarna period under Akhenaten D. Canon Question 8 1. After reading the ancient Sumerian text from 1700 BCE in which a father “Lectures His Son,” what conclusions might we draw about parallels between contemporary and ancient fathers? Select all the correct answers. Both modern and ancient fathers often want their sons to be successful. Both modern and ancient fathers often encourage their sons not to be idle. Both modern and ancient fathers often think education is important. Both modern and ancient fathers think the purchase of shares in reeds and canes is a wise investment. Both modern and ancient fathers often watch over their sons and are concerned about their future. Both modern and ancient fathers enjoy golf. Question 9 1. The oldest surviving medical textbooks from ancient Egypt might include each of the following EXCEPT _____. health insurance forms advice about getting rid of vermin magical spells to heal illnesses diagnostic information about maladies of organs Question 10 1. Circle each of the developments of the Neolithic age. Circle all that apply. plows microchip indoor plumbing kiln-fired bricks wheel hammers boats flying buttress internal combustion engine knives Save and Submit Click Save and Submit to save and submit. Click Save All Answers to save all answers. Click Close Window to close window.

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