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When The Force Awakens was released, everyone was beyond-their-wits excited, tho

When The Force Awakens was released, everyone was beyond-their-wits excited, though that excitement faded somewhat as time passed and the public realized how similar the film was to the original Star Wars film. The Last Jedi, on the other hand, was deeply controversial, with some praising it as a breath of fresh air and others critiquing it as deeply anti-Star Wars.
But everyone I talked to loved The Mandalorian, a show which thoughtfully engages with not only Star Wars but also the things that influenced Star Wars, especially the films of Akira Kurosawa.
It might be quite difficult to chart out the ways the hero’s journey manifests across several episodes of a television show, but for these episodes, here are some things to keep in mind:
Remember that the hero’s journey is scalable. We were able to apply it to the very short fan film Hoshino and we could likely conduct a reading of the journey that spans across all three original trilogy films. Many steps might even be included in a single scene. So, you might find yourself charting out a specific aspect of the journey in a particular slice of an episode, rather than across all three episodes.
As with the maps for the sequel trilogy, you may also look for archetypal Star Wars characters in this map rather than the archetypes that stick strictly with Vogler’s interests
You may also write about patterns and archetypes present in The Mandalorian outside of the episodes we have watched for class. However, if you choose to do so, you must write with enough detail and analysis that I can follow along without consulting the other episodes of the show, as I do not have time to rewatch the entire series just to keep up with your assignment.

General Assignment Overview
Each week (starting with The Empire Strikes Back), students will be expected to complete detailed story maps of a work under review. These maps will be due the week after we view a particular film—all deadlines will be posted to Canvas. There will be eleven of these assignments given throughout the semester. The score for the lowest of these will be dropped. They will be due prior to class on the dates assigned below.
There will not be a story map assigned for The Hidden Fortress.
These story maps will require the student to complete a detailed summary of how the stages of the hero’s journey are or are not fulfilled in the work under examination OR a detailed summary of the archetypal “masks” present in the major characters of the work. This summary should be written in paragraph format. Samples of longer analyses of this sort can be found in the “Looking Back on the Journey” section of The Writer’s Journey. These assignments should not be submitted as bulleted lists.
Students are expected to summarize the fulfillment of a stage or the presence of an archetype in great detail. This is not an argumentative paper, but you are presenting an argument of sorts. For example, in A New Hope, Obi-Wan Kenobi is clearly wearing the mask of the Mentor by training Luke in the ways of the Force. This is most clearly demonstrated in the scene where Luke practices deflecting lasers from the floating remote while on the Millennium Falcon. However, there are moments when Obi-Wan displays the role of the Trickster archetype as well, such as when he tells the stormtroopers “this is not the droid you’re looking for” or when he uses the Force to distract the stormtroopers on the Death Star while he disables the tractor beam. It’s also possible to examine Obi-Wan as a Hero as he disables the tractor beam and later fights Darth Vader, eventually transcending life and death as the Hero often does.
In regard to stages of the journey, we could look specifically to Hoshino in the film of the same name. She crosses a threshold when she uses the Force to call her master’s lightsaber to her hand—you’ll notice the saber passes through fire in order to reach her. She then leaves the safety and security of the fire and her master’s guidance in order to experiment with the weapon in the darkness beyond, essentially moving into an Extraordinary World. This is true even though the film uses the Ordinary/Extraordinary World dynamic elsewhere by moving back and forth between past and present: the Ordinary World is the world of the blinded Master Hoshino, and the Extraordinary World is the world of the not-yet-blinded student Ko. (Even the color palettes are different!) After Ko acquires the lightsaber, she approaches a cave filled with monsters, who knock the weapon back into her eyes. She loses her sight, but it is implied that she learned an important lesson (indeed, this is the last time we see anything in the flashback world—all of the remaining content takes place in the present with Master Hoshino, suggesting there is was nothing left to show us in the flashbacks because she had nothing left to learn).
You would write a summary of the masks in a way similar to what I have done above, although you would want to reference the Vogler and Campbell texts if possible, and you would want to supply more details to support your claims.
It is not necessary to work with the entire plot of the film when mapping out the hero’s journey, because the hero’s journey is flexible and scalable. However, students should carefully observe the way all stages may or may not be present in the work, and should be thoughtful about the way the journey works continuously through the film. There may be many Calls to Adventure in the film, or the Refusal of the Call may come from a Mentor character refusing the call on the Hero’s behalf.
Students should keep in mind that the story of the hero’s journey is principally one of maturation. They are not always coming-of-age narratives, but they are tales where individuals frequently must acquire new knowledge to overcome foes but also to learn an important moral lesson. Often, they are tales of transformation: Luke becomes a Rebel hero and Ko becomes a Jedi Master. Your goal is not just to line up stages like pieces of a puzzle, but also to elaborate upon the psychological and narrative function of each stage (or archetype) and explain how the fulfillment or subversion of that stage alters the work.

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English

Length: 700 words Worth in Overall Grade: 25% Your task in this assignment is to

Length: 700 words
Worth in Overall Grade: 25%
Your task in this assignment is to analyze the techniques and strategies an author uses in deploying his argument. You should thoroughly read through the content of Module 7 before starting this assignment.
What to do:
Please find the following essay in the library catalogue: “Anxiety of the Influencer: Hannah Arendt and the Problem with Social Media” by James Ogden Sharpe. Analyze and evaluate the writer’s argument and evidence based on the principles of rhetorical and critical analysis. In your thesis, you are essentially arguing whether or not the author’s rhetoric or argument is successful and why you understand it to be so. A successful essay will focus on demonstrating why your position on the text is correct through a detailed analysis of the article you are engaging with.
Ensure you include the following in your essay’s introduction:
1. Who is the intended audience of the text?
2. What is the purpose of the text (to argue, inspire, cajole, etc.)?
3. What is the thesis or main argument of the essay?
4. Then, most importantly, end your introduction with YOUR thesis statement,
which should be your position on whether or not the author successfully put forward their argument and what rhetorical strategies/techniques make their argument strong/weak. These rhetorical strategies/techniques should then connect to the topic sentences of your body paragraphs.
The majority of your essay should be based on key examples of how the author attempts to support his or her position. While your analysis may not be a matter of being “right or wrong,” if you do not support your argument about the text with evidence (examples from the text), your assertions will be ungrounded and therefore less convincing. Exceptional essays may engage in analysis of the essay’s structure, style, rhetorical techniques, evidence, and other aspects.
MLA ESSAY FORMAT AND CORRECT CITATION PRACTICE ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS
ASSIGNMENT. Refer to your Canadian Writer’s Reference handbook for reminders about necessary MLA formatting (double-spacing, page number and course information placement, etc.) Also, please refer to the course syllabus for this course’s late policy and warnings regarding plagiarism.

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Computer Science

Compare and Contrast in your work the information contained in the ATT Incident

Compare and Contrast in your work the information contained in the ATT Incident Response Toolkit and your independent research on the topic as it related to the episode of the television show that you viewed. Granted some things were simplified and dramatized for television, but view it as a real case at a hospital.
The resident s5e1

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Law

You will research and analyze the complexities involved in the regulation of onl

You will research and analyze the complexities involved in the regulation of online behaviors under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and write an op-ed that highlights major contentions and proposes a resolution.
Nexis Uni: https://advance-lexis-com.ezproxy.umgc.edu/bisacademicresearchhome?crid=5860d7ea-47ab-4d4e-8b59-0a414c46c5f2&pdmfid=1516831&pdisurlapi=true

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Communication

Read/review the following resources for this activity: Textbook: Chapter 9; revi

Read/review the following resources for this activity:
Textbook: Chapter 9; review Chapter 8, 10, 11
Lesson
Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook/lesson)
Initial Post Instructions
For your initial post, share with the class how technology affects your communication in four contexts. Use the following four categories as your four headings for this post:
Academic (school setting)
Professional (work setting)
Civic (community setting)
Personal (private setting)
Examine how your engagement with technology changes from context to context. Answer the following questions under each of the four above headings. Write your answers in paragraph format.
How often do you use technology in this setting?
What are the rules of practice for this setting?
Is technology distracting in this setting?
Do you prefer old media” like phone, written letter, or even face-to-face communication in this setting?
Finally, conclude your post by examining the readings this week. How has the lesson or reading this week challenged you to change your technology practices?
Click on the following link for the format you should use for the initial post:
Academic
(Paragraph addressing use, rules, distractions, and preference when relating technology and communication)
Professional
(Paragraph addressing use, rules, distractions, and preference when relating technology and communication)
Civic
(Paragraph addressing use, rules, distractions, and preference when relating technology and communication)
Personal
(Paragraph addressing use, rules, distractions, and preference when relating technology and communication)
References
(In APA format)
Writing Requirements
Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)
Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside scholarly source)
APA format for in-text citations and list of references

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Communication

Report considers the audience’s needs Form follows function of report Format ref

Report considers the audience’s needs
Form follows function of report
Format reflects institutional norms and expectations
Information is accurate, complete, and documented
Information is easy to read
Terms are clearly defined
Figures, tables, and art support written content
Figures, tables, and art are clear and correctly labeled
Figures, tables, and art are easily understood without text support
Words are easy to read (font, arrangement, organization)
Results are clear and concise
Recommendations are reasonable and well-supported
Report represents your best effort
Report speaks for itself without your clarification or explanation
In an initial post:
Locate a proposal or report posted on the internet by an organization (such as an annual report or product report) and attach/link that report.
Use the checklist from Introduction to Professional Communications, Part 5.5 to determine whether the report or proposal fulfills its goals.

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Accounting

Complete the problem statement for your white paper based on the topic and resea

Complete the problem statement for your white paper based on the topic and research you have conducted. Be sure to use any in-text citations (cited in MLA format) if any information has been used from your research to write the statement.

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Business

Cultural conflict is not a rare occurrence, from micro-aggressions to issues of

Cultural conflict is not a rare occurrence, from micro-aggressions to issues of historical or systemic oppression.
Students will identify an international cultural conflict and discuss its origins and implications for the workplace.
Is this conflict unique to the country it is found in or is it a more universal conflict?
How would this conflict impact the workplace if left unaddressed?
What recommendations do you have for how it can be addressed in the workplace or at the macro societal level?

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Psychology

Purpose and Objective: The objective of this assignment is to analyze mental ill

Purpose and Objective: The objective of this assignment is to analyze mental illness related stigma within the context of personal opinion about the topics explored within the course. By connecting a current event to a course topic, not only does it promote greater exploration of topics of interest, but encourages connections to everyday life. Specifically, by selecting a topic of interest (e.g., post-partum depression, athletes and stress, new treatments for schizophrenia, crisis intervention training, new suicide prevention programming, etc.) and offer ways in which there are intersections in what is happening in the world (e.g., social media, influence culture, legislation, university policies, etc.) and what is learned in the course. The purpose is to become better informed, highlight current stigmas and misrepresentations of mental health, highlight dilemmas, or find positive ways that mental health principles are being portrayed.
Your Task: Open or download the instructions for the Current Events paper here Download here. Instructions are also displayed below.
View the rubric Download rubricfor this assignment.
Find an article of a current event
These events will come from newspapers, social media, magazines, or events that have occurred recently (within the last six months)
Provide a brief summary of the article
Relate key points or items of interest from the article to the broader course topics, including:
Etiology
History
Historical Movements
Diagnosis
Treatment
Social Movements
Social Reactions
Stigma
Personal Opinions

Other Instructions
Current Events Papers:
Must be APA formatted
Written in 12-point font
Use required text as a source
Include two peer-reviewed sources
Include the current event in reference list
Be 3 – 4 pages in length
Include a title and reference page (not included in page-count)

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Education

I have uploaded the instructions PowerPoint and book link. If you have any quest

I have uploaded the instructions PowerPoint and book link. If you have any questions please let me know.