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“Exploring Diversity: A Critical Analysis of Culture, Self, and Society through an Interdisciplinary Lens” Title: Critical Analysis of Diversity: Transforming Societal Conversations and Personal Perspectives

IDS 400 Project Guidelines and Rubric
Course Outcomes
In this project, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes:
Analyze the relationships among culture, diversity, and self by investigating their influence on one’s discipline of study or chosen profession
Integrate interdisciplinary approaches for determining how diversity issues affect modern societies personally and professionally.
Describe the cultural and social influences on the development of personal identity by employing appropriate research strategies.
Recommend strategies for overcoming obstacles in diversity to meet personal and professional goals.
Articulate informed viewpoints on how to ensure cultural responsiveness in personal and professional contexts using practical communication skills
Assess the challenges of overcoming issues in diversity through the incorporation of diverse perspectives and viewpoints informed by relevant literature and peer experiences.
Overview
This course explores diversity and its impact on the world around us. Diversity influences society, and society influences diversity, creating a feedback loop between them. You will critically analyze a feedback loop in this project through social, historical, and theoretical approaches to diversity and the four general education lenses: history, humanities, natural and applied sciences, and social science. This enhanced understanding will allow you to draw connections between diversity, self, and engagement with society. These skills are often necessary to achieve personal and professional goals across many disciplines.
Directions
For this project, you will write a 10-page paper that examines the topic you chose in Module Two and how it affects individuals and society. In the paper, you will describe your chosen topic, construct a thesis statement, critically analyze, and reflect on how your topic informs your personal life and experience. You will demonstrate your ability to think critically, investigate, and communicate clearly.
Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
I. Evidence: You will use evidence to support your analysis throughout the project.
Integrate reliable evidence from varied sources throughout your paper to support your analysis. Use at least two resources from the course’s Module Resources section and two resources you find through your research using the Shapiro Library.
It is important to support the analysis by drawing from a more diverse pool of perspectives from varied sources. This is different from the Citations and Attributions rubric criterion.
Reliable evidence from varied sources should be interwoven throughout the paper. Citing and attributing sources should be represented as APA in-text citations and a reference list at the end of your work.
You will be evaluated on both criteria.
II. Topic description: In this section, you will identify and discuss the factors that shape your thesis statement.
Introduce your topic with an effective description and contextual information.
Describe a population significant to your topic. Include demographics, cultural practices, social identity, and key challenges.
Articulate how the topic has shaped the lives and experiences of your chosen population.
Explain your choice of general education interdisciplinary lens for analyzing your topic. The four lenses are history, humanities, natural and applied sciences, and social science.
Construct a thesis statement that combines your topic, population, cultural situation, and choice of general education interdisciplinary lens.
III. Critical analysis: In this section, you will analyze your engagement with your population and topic. You will identify opportunities for change, examine possible obstacles, and discuss the impact of your critical analysis on societal conversations about cultural diversity.
Discuss how you would constructively collaborate with your population to encourage their engagement with your chosen topic.
Describe at least one positive element within your topic that supports transformation.
Describe at least one specific element within your topic that could benefit from change.
Explain how at least one potential obstacle could interfere with the population’s engagement with your topic.
Assess at least two significant factors that could impact your topic: biases, beliefs, assumptions, and/or values.
Describe a possible outcome of your proposed engagement that might influence the societal conversations that add to a critical awareness of diversity.
IV. Reflection: In this section, you will describe how using critical analysis tools influences your personal experience, your field of study or profession, how you interact with others, and your understanding of the role of diversity in society.
Describe how critically analyzing your topic has positively informed your personal experience.
Describe how examining your bias has altered the way you perceive the world.
Describe how this course has helped you understand the role of diversity in society.
Explain how critically analyzing diversity can positively influence your field of study or profession.
Explain at least one way your analysis might have been different if you had used one of the other general education lenses to analyze your topic.
Explain how critically analyzing diversity adds value to interactions with people in various contexts.
What to Submit
To complete this project, you must submit a Word document of 10 pages in length (plus a reference page) with 12-point Times New Roman font, double spacing, and one-inch margins. Use at least two resources from course materials and two from the library. Sources should be cited according to APA style. Consult the Shapiro Library APA Style Guide for more information on citations.

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Title: The Impact of Critical Analysis on Understanding Diversity in Society

Overview
In this activity, you will have the opportunity to examine how using critical analysis tools influences your interactions with others and your understanding of the role of diversity in society. You will also consider how the analysis of your topic might have turned out differently if you looked at it through a different lens. Completing this activity will result in a draft of the reflection section of your project. It also provides an opportunity to obtain valuable feedback from your instructor that you can incorporate into your project submission.
Directions
In this activity, you will work on the second part of the reflection section of your project. You should consider the feedback from your instructor on the previous activity and use your responses to inform this assignment. Include diverse perspectives from varied sources to support your points. Look to the SNHU Shapiro Library for assistance and consider the sources you have used thus far to support the critical analysis of your topic. First, you will explain how the analysis of your topic in diversity may have been different if you had used one of the other general education lenses. Next, you will explain how critically analyzing diversity positively affects your interactions with people. Finally, you will describe how this course has impacted your understanding of the role of diversity in society.
You are not required to answer each question below the rubric criteria, but you may use them to better understand the criteria and guide your thinking.
Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
Integrate reliable evidence from varied sources throughout your paper to support your analysis.
It is important to support the analysis by drawing from a more diverse pool of perspectives from varied sources. This is different from the Citations and Attributions rubric criterion.
Reliable evidence from varied sources should be interwoven throughout the paper, while citing and attributing sources will be represented by APA in-text citations and a reference list at the end of your work.
You will be evaluated on both criteria.
Explain at least one way your analysis might have differed if you had used one of the other general education lenses to analyze your topic.
This should be a brief (3–5 sentences) reflection about how using the language and perspective from a different lens would shift your view of your topic.
Explain how critically analyzing diversity adds value to interactions with people in various contexts.
Consider ways individual conversations are strengthened by a greater awareness of diversity. Consider including an example from your life.
Describe how this course has helped you understand the role of diversity in society.
Consider how having a better understanding of biases, intersectionality, culture, and identity contributes to your perceptions of diversity in society. Also, how might your critical analysis skills impact how you approach topics of diversity?
What to Submit
Submit your short paper as a 1- to 2-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Sources should be cited according to APA style. Consult the Shapiro Library APA Style Guide for more information on citations.

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Title: Embracing Diversity: The Key to Success in the Workplace

Create slides w/notes on diversity. 
Slides titles are:
1. The importance of diversity.
2. The power of diversity.
3. Diversity is good business.
4. The advantage of cultural diversity.
5. Diverse teams deliver results.
6. How inclusive leaders create workplace diversity.
7. The threat of diversity.
8. Diversity of thought.

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Title: Vocabulary Definitions: A Master’s Level Understanding 1. Vocabulary: A collection of words and phrases that are commonly used in a particular language or field of study. 2. Definition: A precise and concise explanation of the meaning of a word

Please examine vocabulary definitions closely and rewrite each definition in your own words so that my professor knows you still have a great understanding of the terms, you can simply if need be , but please be concise and accurate. Still needs to be written at the masters level , with a clear understanding of the terms. 

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IDS 400 Module Two Activity: Topic Selection and Preliminary Research “The Importance of Citations: Acknowledging Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism”

IDS 400 Module Two Activity Guidelines and Rubric
Overview
For your project, you will examine a specific topic, such as an issue or event in diversity, and how it impacts individuals and society. You will demonstrate your ability to think critically, investigate, and communicate clearly. Diversity influences society, and society influences diversity, creating a feedback loop between them. You will critically analyze a feedback loop in this project through social, historical, and theoretical approaches to diversity as well as the four general education lenses: history, humanities, natural and applied sciences, and social science.
For this assignment, you will select the topic you will be working on and begin to collect the required elements for your analysis. This assignment requires you to gather reliable evidence from varied sources and use them to introduce your topic effectively. All these elements will prepare you to complete the project, where you will need to use evidence to support your points.
Directions
Review the module resources and the instructor feedback you received on the previous activity. Then, visit the IDS 400 Library Guide for guidance on how to select and narrow a topic. You may use the topic that you worked with in the previous module or choose something different now that you have reflected further. Do some preliminary research on your topic to make sure you can address each of the required elements. Please remember that you will not be able to change your topic after the end of this module. You should begin to gather the sources you will integrate into your project, which must include two resources from course materials and two resources from the library.
You are not required to answer each question below the rubric criteria but may use them to better understand the criteria and guide your thinking.
Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
Integrate reliable evidence from varied sources throughout your paper to support your analysis.
It is important to draw from a more diverse pool of perspectives from varied sources to support the analysis. This is different from the Citations and Attributions rubric criterion.
Reliable evidence from varied sources should be interwoven throughout the paper itself, while citing and attributing sources will be represented as APA in-text citations and a reference list at the end of your work.
You will be evaluated on both criteria.
Describe your topic with effective details and contextual information.
What main points should you include about your topic? What other details are needed to ensure a thorough description?
Describe a population significant to your topic. Include information such as demographics, cultural practices, social identity, and key challenges.
Examples could include a population who is directly impacted by the topic, a group that works with those directly impacted, or a group that has strong feelings about the topic.
Articulate how the topic has shaped the lives and experiences of your chosen population.
What stories clearly illustrate how the topic has impacted the lives and experiences of your chosen population?
Explain your choice of one general education interdisciplinary lens for analyzing your topic.
What made you choose one lens over the others? Was it an easy decision? Why or why not?
Construct a thesis statement that combines your topic, population, cultural situation, and choice of general education interdisciplinary lens.
Your thesis statement should clearly and concisely state the relationships between your topic, population, cultural situation, and lens. It acts as a hypothesis proposing how these elements will work together during your critical analysis.
What to Submit
Submit your short paper as a 1- to 2-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Sources should be cited according to APA style. Consult the Shapiro Library APA Style Guide for more information on citations.

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“The Impact of Social Media on Mental Health: Exploring the Role of Self-Comparison and Cyberbullying”

I already have most of my paper completed. I just need an additional 3 pages. Add another subtopic and/of expand on what’s already written. Feel free do edit but, don’t change too much.
Times New Roman, 12pt, 1.5 spacing.
Thank you!

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Diversity and Justice in Conflict: A Comparative Analysis of Majority and Minority Groups in Historical Conflicts “The Complex Hatred Between Serbs, Croats, and Muslims: A Reflection on Tony Barber’s Article”

There are 2 parts of this Paper
Expectations
● Double-spaced, 1” margins, 12 pt. font
● BE CONCISE. DO NOT GIVE ME A SUMMARY, I saw the films.
● DO NOT just list your answers. I want a thoughtful consideration, and I expect
COLLEGE-LEVEL WRITING!!!
● Use spell/grammar check and DO NOT write in “text” — U knO wot I mean!
● Include FOUR Short Quotes from or References to the readings. (Cite the readings by
Author last name, page #)
PART I: DIVERSITY – CONFLICT (AT LEAST 350 WORDS)
4 Easy Steps:
1. Choose one of the Conflicts presented this semester: India, South Africa, Northern
Ireland, American (Women Suffrage), America (Civil Rights).
2. Summarize the Conflict (in your words).
3. Explain who the MAJORITY was and what they wanted. Compare and Contrast TWO
WAYS the MAJORITY was similar to other Majority groups we screened in class.
4. Explain who the MINORITY was and what they wanted. Compare and Contrast TWO
WAYS the MINORITY was similar to other Minority groups we screened in class.
PART 2: JUSTICE – RESOLUTION (AT LEAST 150 WORDS)
Which method, Retributive or Restorative Justice, do you prefer? Does it matter what the crime
is? Using the conflicts presented in class, discuss your thoughts. There is no right or wrong.
want to hear your thoughts about these methods of Justice. I will be looking to see that you
understand the difference between the two methods.
2 Easy steps:
1. Define the terms within your discussion (“Because Restorative Justice relies on the
victim involvement, I believe…) DO NOT just write the definition.
2. Use ONE example from any film we screened to support your position.
FILMS OF DIVERSITY AND JUSTICE WRITTEN FINAL EXAM – an Example
(Yours will be Double-spaced, 1” margins, 12 pt font)
DIVERSITY- CONFLICT Summary* [*Names here refer to the linked articles below. You will cite
the readings by Author last name, page #.]
This is an example only. This isn’t material covered this semester, it’s just meant to give you an
idea. Do not copy or use this as a template. I expect to read your words, following the
instructions above.
The Bosnian War was fought after the breakup the Yugoslavia. The area of was known as
Bosnia-Herzegovina. The population was 44% Muslim Bosniaks, 32% Orthodox Serbsand 17%
Catholic Croats. (Cummings, 1). The Serbs were the minority but had the advantage that most
of the military was located on land they occupied. Still, the groups tried to hold a referendum to
declare their Independence. But the Serbs boycotted. And lead by Slobodan Milosevic and the
army, the Serbs fought a war to drive the Muslim Bosniaks out. This war featured atrocities on
both sides. But the moment that turned the war was the Srebrenica massacre. Some have
called it a genocide as over “8000 Muslim Bosniaks, mostly men and boys, were murdered and
left in mass graves.” (Wesolowsky, 1)
Majority (I expect a more detailed analysis)
The Muslim Bosniaks were the majority population but controlled less than 30% of the land
(Lampe). This is similar to the majority population of Black South Africans who had only 13% of
the land. (Apartheid handout, 3). Both groups wanted to a government that reflected their
representation in relation to the population. The Muslim Bosniaks were also subjected to
murder, sexual assault, torture, and other inhumane treatment during the Bosnian war. And
similar to the leaders of Nazi Germany, the Serbian leaders would be tried and convicted of
crimes against humanity. (Nuremberg handout, 2).
Minority
The Serbs were the minority……
JUSTICE – RESOLUTION
I hate (or love) Restorative Justice because…… Like those folks who ask for amnesty to the
Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa, I…….
Citations Above:
https://www.britannica.com/event/Bosnian-War by John R. Lampe
https://www.rferl.org/a/un-tribunal-form-yugoslavia-hand-down-historic-verdict-bosnian-serb-
commander- mladic-final-verdict/28869026.html by Tony Wesolowsky
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/the-bosnia-crisis-serbs-croats-and-muslims-who-hat
es-who- and-why-tony-barber-in-zagreb-traces-the-1539305.html by Tony Barb
We can talk about america and womans suffurage, the majoirty was white men, i have a pdf about part two if you need more information, 

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“Embracing Diversity: Reflections on the Importance of Inclusivity in the Workplace”

5 reflective paragraphs about diversity in the workplace. No scholarly responses necessary. No sources needed

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“The Impact of Critical Analysis on Understanding Diversity in Healthcare Accessibility for People with Disabilities”

Chosen topic: Healthcare Accessibility for People with Disabilities 
Overview
In this activity, you will have the opportunity to examine how using critical analysis tools influences your interactions with others and your understanding of the role of diversity in society. You will also consider how the analysis of your topic might have turned out differently if you looked at it through a different lens. Completing this activity will result in a draft of the reflection section of your project. It also provides an opportunity to obtain valuable feedback from your instructor that you can incorporate into your project submission.
Directions
In this activity, you will work on the second part of the reflection section of your project. You should consider the feedback from your instructor on the previous activity and use your responses to inform this assignment. Include diverse perspectives from varied sources to support your points. Look to the SNHU Shapiro Library for assistance and consider the sources you have used thus far to support the critical analysis of your topic. First, you will explain how the analysis of your topic in diversity may have been different if you had used one of the other general education lenses. Next, you will explain how critically analyzing diversity positively affects your interactions with people. Finally, you will describe how this course has impacted your understanding of the role of diversity in society.
You are not required to answer each question below the rubric criteria but may use them to better understand the criteria and guide your thinking.
Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
Integrate reliable evidence from varied sources throughout your paper to support your analysis.
It is important to draw from a more diverse pool of perspectives from varied sources to support the analysis. This is different from the Citations and Attributions rubric criterion.
Reliable evidence from varied sources should be interwoven throughout the paper itself, while citing and attributing sources will be represented as APA in-text citations and a reference list at the end of your work.
You will be evaluated on both criteria
Explain at least one way in which your analysis  might have been different if you had used one of the other general education lenses to analyze your topic. (I used 
natural and applied sciences orginally)
This should be a brief (3–5 sentences) reflection about how using the language and perspective from a different lens would shift your view of your topic.
Explain how critically analyzing diversity adds value to interactions with people in a variety of contexts.
Think about ways in which individual conversations are strengthened by a greater awareness of diversity. Consider including an example from your life.
Describe how this course has helped you understand the role of diversity in society.
Consider how having a better understanding of concepts such as bias, intersectionality, culture, and identity contributes to your perceptions of diversity in society. Also, how might your critical analysis skills impact how you approach topics of diversity?
What to Submit
Submit your short paper as a 1- to 2-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Sources should be cited according to APA style. 

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Diversity Action Plan for NetApp: Creating a More Inclusive and Equitable Workplace Environment Introduction NetApp is a leading data management company that prides itself on its diverse and inclusive culture. The company recognizes the value of diversity and is

Diversity Action Plan
You will create a diversity action plan for your organization, or one you are interested in working with.  This is an “action plan,” is the framework for the organization’s DEIB strategy.  My organization is NetApp.
Your plan will, at a minimum, include the following:
Describe your chosen organization *DEIB baseline.
Identify areas of concerns
Create your objectives
Define the metrics you will use to measure success
Create some actionable steps to achieve your objectives
How the plan will be evaluated
You can, of course, include more if you deem it relevant. 
*DEIB – Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
Additional Assignment Guidance:
Your paper should be no less than 7 pages in APA format (excluding title page and references) but encouraged use the number of pages needed to complete your assignment and address each of the elements effectively.
DO NOT include an abstract
Submit your work as an MS WORD ATTACHMENT in either a .doc, .docx, or .rtf format.
Please use 3rd person; however, you can use first-person perspective where applicable and appropriate, i.e. describing your own role, distinguishing from your point of view and others, or writing is reflective or contains personal elements.
When appropriate, incorporate conceptual discussion, 
You are encouraged to use subheadings. A subheading reflects the content that follows. Subheadings provide a point of reference for the reader as well as guide the reader through your paper.   If you do not have a clear thesis or your introduction is a bit complicated, the reader spends time guessing and is unclear as to what they are reading and why.