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strayer SOC300 all week discussions and both week 4 and week 9 assignments

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The Other Half" Please respond to the following:

  • Based on the lecture and Webtext materials, address the following:

    • According to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), over one billion people in the world today are caught in the poverty trap. Identify key economic, social, or political reasons why some people within the developing world live on $1 a day. Next, determine at least three possible economic, social, or political steps that developing countries overall can take to extricate their poor citizens from this dilemma.
week 2 diss

"The Trouble With Aid" Please respond to the following:

  • Based on the lecture and Webtext materials, address the following:
    • Identify the most significant problems with the way foreign aid is presently dispensed by international lending institutions. Then, discuss at least three recommendations you would make to remedy this situation so that food, medical, and financial assistance actually reaches the poor.
week 3

"War and Peace" Please respond to the following:

  • Based on the lecture and Webtext materials, address the following:
    • Discuss substantive ways in which armed conflict can contribute to or distract a developing economy and infrastructure. Analyze specific reasons why developed nations do not experience the same kinds of social upheaval. Note: Consider discussing a country you will use for Assignment 1 next week.

week 4

"Growing Cities" Please respond to the following:

  • Based on the lecture and Webtext materials, address the following:
    • Examine the main reasons why people are attracted to urban areas in the developing world, and select the key issues that make this rural to urban migration such a difficult problem for governments to deal with.

week 5

"Education" Please respond to the following:

  • Based on the lecture and Webtext materials, address the following:
    • Thus far, we have learned that obtaining an education does not appear to be a high priority in the developing world. Suggest at least two (2) reasons why education should be a priority in the developing world. Next, propose significant overall strategies - aside from building more schools - that those in leadership positions in developing countries may use in order to help their people escape poverty through education.
week 6


"Health" Please respond to the following:

  • Based on the lecture and Webtext materials, address the following:
  • Describe your understanding of the north / south divide as it relates to the health of populations in developing counties. Determine specific steps — aside from building more clinics — that the leadership in developing countries can take to improve their health care systems and, as a consequence, the health of the population.

7

"International Finance" Please respond to the following:

  • Based on the lecture and Webtext materials, address the following:
    • The IMF and World Bank are the world’s two leading lending institutions, but much of their monetary assistance disappears once it enters the banking systems of developing countries. Cite concrete evidence that supports the assertion that much assistance to developing countries is simply stolen by officials. Determine other main factors that account for the misuse of these funds.

week 8

"Institutions" Please respond to the following:

  • Based on the lecture and Webtext materials, address the following:
    • Every country in the world is constructed around the same set of institutional frameworks that differ only in how governments manage them. Identify the specific components of an institution. Next, use two examples of institutions—such as a financial system, a judicial system, or the armed forces—to illustrate what developing countries overall have done to weaken or strengthen such institutions.
wek 9

"Rocky Road" Please respond to the following:

  • Based on the lecture and Webtext materials, address the following:
    • Some of the most serious abuses taking place in developing countries deal with child labor, human slavery, sweatshops, bad governance, and environmental degradation. Select one developing country, and examine the extent to which two of these five issues are occurring. Support your response with specific examples.
week 10
  • "Act Local" Please respond to the following:

    • Based on the lecture and Webtext materials, address the following:
      • Select one developing country, and discuss the fundamental actions that the leadership of the selected country is—or is not—taking to improve the living standards of its people. Next, using this same country, cite one specific example of progress or regress that its government is making in terms of the economy, the political system, and the environment.



  • week 11

Application and Recommendations" Please respond to the following:

  • Determine two ways to apply what you learned in this course in your current or a future position.
  • Create a list of three best practices to follow that would improve the quality of life in developing countries.












Assignment 1: The Effects of War and Peace on Foreign Aid
Due Week 4 and worth 200 points

Use the Internet to research one (1) developing nation of your choice. Your research should include an examination of the effects that war and peace have on the distribution of foreign aid, as well as the material covered by the Webtext and lectures in Weeks 1 through 3.

Write a three to four (3-4) page research paper in which you:

  1. Assess the positive and negative effects that peace and war, respectively, have on the distribution of foreign aid in the developing country that you have selected. Support your response with concrete examples of each of the results that you have cited.
  2. Analyze the specific actions that the leadership of the selected country has taken, through the use of its foreign aid from donor nations and international lending institutions, to relieve the severe problems caused by warfare.
  3. Discuss whether or not the extension of foreign aid has successfully reduced poverty and the incidence of warfare in the selected country. Support your response with examples.
  4. Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia, blogs, and other nonacademic websites do not qualify as academic resources. Approval of resources is at the instructor's discretion. Resources must also be within the last seven (7) years.

When referencing the selected resources, please use the following format:

  • Webtext Format:
    • Name of the author. Name of title. Retrieved from website url.
      • Example:

Soomo. Understanding Development [Webtext]. Retrieved from.webtexts.com/courses/9218-cathey">http://www.webtexts.com/courses/9218-cathey.

  • Lecture Format:
    • Name of the Author. Name of the lecture [lecture type]. Retrieved from lecture url.
      • Example:

Strayer University. (2013). Understanding Development [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from.strayer.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/SOC/300/1136/Week1/lecture/story.html">/bbcswebdav/institution/SOC/300/1136/Week1/lecture/story.html.

  • Internet Resources:
    • Author's Name. (Date of publication). Title of the resource. Retrieved from website url.
      • Example:

Wuestewald, Eric. (2014). Portraits of people living on a dollar a day. Retrieved from.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2014/04/living-on-a-dollar-a-day-photos-renee-byer-thomas-nazario">http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2014/04/living-on-a-dollar-a-day-photos-renee-byer-thomas-nazario.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze how funding in the form of aid, investment, and loans moves from industrialized nations to the developing world to alleviate the problems caused by warfare.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in sociology of developing countries.
  • Write clearly and concisely about sociology of developing countries using proper writing mechanics.








Assignment 2: Lending Institutions, Health Care, and Human Capital
Due Week 9 and worth 200 points

Use the Internet to research one (1) developing nation of your choice. Your research should include an examination of lending institutions, health care, and human capital, as well as the material covered by the Webtext and lectures in Weeks 6 through 9.

Write a three to four (3-4) page research paper in which you:

  1. Explore whether or not funding from international lending institutions like the World Bank and the IMF are helping or hindering the social, economic, or political development of the country that you have selected. Support your response with examples.
  2. Discuss, with examples, at least four (4) substantive ways in which a healthy population strengthens the economy of the country that you have selected.
  3. Ascertain the degree to which the leadership of your chosen country has used foreign aid to improve its health care system. Support your response with concrete examples.
  4. Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia, blogs, and other nonacademic websites do not qualify as academic resources. Approval of resources is at the instructor's discretion. Resources must also be within the last seven (7) years.

When referencing the selected resources, please use the following format:

  • Webtext Format:
    • Name of the author. Name of title. Retrieved from website url.
      • Example:

Soomo. Understanding Development [Webtext]. Retrieved from.webtexts.com/courses/9218-cathey">http://www.webtexts.com/courses/9218-cathey.

  • Lecture Format:
    • Name of the Author. Name of the lecture [lecture type]. Retrieved from lecture url.
      • Example:

Strayer University. (2013). Understanding Development [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from.strayer.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/SOC/300/1136/Week1/lecture/story.html">/bbcswebdav/institution/SOC/300/1136/Week1/lecture/story.html.

  • Internet Resources:
    • Author's Name. (Date of publication). Title of the resource. Retrieved from website url.
      • Example:

Wuestewald, Eric. (2014). Portraits of people living on a dollar a day. Retrieved from.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2014/04/living-on-a-dollar-a-day-photos-renee-byer-thomas-nazario">http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2014/04/living-on-a-dollar-a-day-photos-renee-byer-thomas-nazario.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Determine how human capital is used and what effect gender disparity has on these decisions.
  • Determine what role health plays in developing economies.
  • Examine the role that the International Monetary Fund and World Bank play in transfers and the conditions they set to effect this funding.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in sociology of developing countries.
  • Write clearly and concisely about sociology of developing countries using proper writing mechanics.

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