Western Civilization, Week 6 – The Persian Wars and the Peloponnesian War

Describe the circumstances leading to the Persian Wars. Why were they significant events in Western history? The conflict leading to the Persian Wars starts with a diplomatic misunderstanding. Sparta was not supportive of Athens’ democratic reformer at the time, Clisthenes. They kept interfering in Athens’ affairs, and the Athenians were not happy about it. So … More Western Civilization, Week 6 – The Persian Wars and the Peloponnesian War

Western Civilization I, Week 5 – Aristotle’s Ethics

2. How would you explain Aristotle’s main points in his Ethics to the average person?     Aristotle believed that there was a most powerful motivator, a “highest good” that people strived for in their lives. He asked around to find out what this highest good could be. If someone answered that they have to save money, … More Western Civilization I, Week 5 – Aristotle’s Ethics

Biology, Week 4 – Why Does Your Heart Beat When You Get Startled

3. Someone sneaks up behind you and shouts, “Boo!” For a few seconds your heart beats faster. You did not run or do any physical activity that would increase your heart rate. What caused your heart to beat so fast?     Have you ever been home alone when you heard a creak somewhere in the house? … More Biology, Week 4 – Why Does Your Heart Beat When You Get Startled

English II, Week 1 – Hierarchy in Genesis 1-3

Write 500 words on this topic: “Discuss the element of hierarchy in Genesis 1-3.” Consider such things as Adam’s relation to God, Eve’s relation to Adam and God, and the serpent’s relation to Adam, Eve, and God. In the beginning, God created everything. The universe, the Earth, the animals, and plants. He created man and … More English II, Week 1 – Hierarchy in Genesis 1-3

Western Civilization I, Week 4 – Socrates and Plato

What was the disagreement Socrates had with the Sophists? The Sophists were 5th century Greeks who taught public speaking and persuasion for a fee. They taught public speaking because, at the time, being able to speak properly and persuade your audience was very important. One reason that this was so important was that there were … More Western Civilization I, Week 4 – Socrates and Plato

Business II, Week 4 – My Favorite Product-Based Company

Write a 250-word essay on one of your favorite product-based companies. There are two different types of businesses in the world. There are product-based businesses and service-based businesses. Product-based businesses sell mostly, or exclusively, items that the consumer can use to get something done. Service-based businesses provide a service for the consumer, so he does … More Business II, Week 4 – My Favorite Product-Based Company

Western Civilization I, Week 3 – The Cyclopes and Ancient Greece

1. Read Homer’s description of the Cyclopes (plural) in Book 9 of The Odyssey. Would you describe them as having a civilization? Why or why not? Throughout history, civilization has been described in a few different ways. Many of these descriptions share some key attributes. Most civilizations had agriculture, some form of government, architecture, and commonly … More Western Civilization I, Week 3 – The Cyclopes and Ancient Greece

Business II, Week 3 – Harry Browne’s 5-Point Sales Process

Write a 250-word essay on Harry Browne’s 5-point sales process. Harry Browne’s 5-point sales process is simple and effective. He says to think of selling as a service to the customer, rather than manipulating or glib talking the customer into buying a product he may not want. In order to sell as a service, you … More Business II, Week 3 – Harry Browne’s 5-Point Sales Process

Business II, Week 2 – Franchise vs. Independent

Write a 250-word essay comparing the franchise model against going independent and “doing your own thing.”     When starting a business, there are many different methods of ownership. In this essay I am going to be comparing two options. Joining a franchise versus going solo and starting a business on your own. Each has their risks … More Business II, Week 2 – Franchise vs. Independent