HIST2501 Ancient History| 20th Century

HIST2501 Ancient History| 20th Century
Read the article provided and answer the discussion question in one paragraph with references. According to the perspective of a 19th and early 20th century moral reformer, what were the characteristics of a “good” Canadian? In your answer, reference the readings by Allison Lynn Bennett and the Belshaw textbook. 
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arth 201b history of photography

arth 201b history of photography
The following is a list of concepts, definitions, and artists to consider when studying for the final exam. The exam will mainly cover: 1) Chapters 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, and 11 of ROSENBLUM, NAOMI. A World History of Photography. 2) BARTHES, Roland. Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography (New York: Hill & Wang, 1981). (YES, the whole book). 3) Concepts, images, and issues exclusively addressed in lecture. While many questions will be based on concepts, facts and images included in your readings, it is expected that you attended lecture and took notes regularly. The midterm will include matters exclusively discussed in class to reinforce your skills. Remember that class lectures are an extension of what you learn from completing your required weekly readings. Your performance in the exam will be severely affected if you missed classes constantly over the last weeks. Understand the different ways of approaching and understanding the further uses of photography during and after the First and Second World War in the 20th century.  Understand the different uses and media employed in the production of photographs in the periods covered until now in the course. Identify, describe and demonstrate knowledge over the differences and similarities between photographic typologies such as documentary photography, photo-journalism, war reportage, fashion photography, commercial and art photography, amongst others.Identify and understand the different semiotic approaches to photographic meaning by Roland Barthes.  Collage. Exposure.  Halftone. Hand Camera. Photomontage.  Solarization.  Dry-Plate. Chronophotograph. Rayographs. Snapshot. Close-Up. Photojournalism. Documentary Photography Denotation & ConnotationDepiction & Detection.  Decisive Moment. Brownie Camera.  Leica Camera.  Vortograph Speed-Graphics Camera. AND…  Main concepts explored by Roland Barthes in Camera Lucida. The following list includes names of artists and artworks you should be familiar with in order to succeed in the exam. You should consider the most important facts of the selected works, the way they are mentioned in your textbook or how they were referenced in class. The exam will not include all of these artists, but be prepared to find in your exam questions regarding ANY of the artists mentioned below: 1. WILLIAM ENGLAND. Niagara Suspension Bridge,
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ARTH 240 Artworks|Thesis Statement

ARTH 240 Artworks|Thesis Statement
Introduction (suggested length: 1-2 paragraphs): Introduce your artwork to your reader. Provide basic information about your artwork, such as the artist, title, date, medium, size, original and current location. Briefly introduce the artist (i.e. state where the artist worked) and the patron of the artwork. Explain why the artwork was commissioned. (Be brief here. You will discuss this in more detail when you get to your explanation of the artwork’s historical context.) Clearly state your thesis statement. A thesis statement is a sentence that explains exactly what your essay will achieve. *Hint: Your thesis statement should be a clear, thoughtful statement that tells your reader how your artwork fits into the broader historical context (cultural, social, political, intellectual situation) in which it was made. Call attention to your thesis statement with a sentence like, “In this essay, I argue that…” Visual Analysis and Explanation of the Artwork’s Content (suggested length: 2-3 paragraphs): These paragraphs should focus on explaining to your reader what is visually expressed in the artwork. Explain the artwork’s content. What is represented in the artwork (subject matter)? Does the artwork contain a narrative? If so, where does the narrative come from? Is it an historical event, a classical (Greek and Roman) myth, or is it from the Christian Bible? Is it a representation of a particular person? Which themes are communicated in the artwork? Explain the artwork’s form (physical and visual characteristics) by using art history vocabulary. Consider, for example, the artwork’s medium, material, technique, and size, and how that contributes to the viewing experience of it. Describe the use of line, color, shape, texture, scale, space, light, viewpoint, and composition. Focus here on describing what you see and analyzing its effects on you as a viewer. That is, how do the choices made by the artist affect how you experience it? Where does your eye travel first? Where does it go next? Why? What is emphasized in the artwork? Why? If it is a narrative, how do you ‘read’ the story in the artwork? *Hint: How you organize your description of the artwork is important. Someone reading your description should be able to visualize the artwork without having ever seen it. Therefore, begin with a description of the artwork’s overall composition, and then discuss the smaller details. Remember to carefully DESCRIBE the visual characteristics–do not list them! Avoid all value judgments that judge the artwork (beautiful, best, etc.) Historical Context of the Artwork, including its Function and Message (suggested length: 3 paragraphs): These paragraphs involve a thoughtful analysis of the artwork’s historical context. They should explain how and why the artwork—and the general category of artwork it belongs to—was created. That is, ask yourself, why was this category of artwork made in this particular time and place? What was going in that historical context (cultural, social, political, intellectual situation)? What was valued or needed in that context, and how did this artwork address or fulfill that value or need? Introduce more information about the artist, but ONLY information relevant to your goal of placing the artwork in its wider historical context, and in understanding the artwork’s overall message. Be very choosy about which biographical details you include. Develop your discussion of the patron and the commission of the artwork. State the artwork’s original location of display, and explain who would have been its original intended viewers. This section should adequately discuss the function (purpose) of the artwork in its historical context. It should state explain the overall message of the artwork, and why such a message was being made in that specific context.  Make sure you adequately explain how the artwork’s visual characteristics and content relate to that message. Conclusion (suggested length: one paragraph): Wrap up your Individual Artwork Analysis by clearly reminding your reader of your thesis statement and how you achieved it by addressing specific points in your body paragraphs.   *Remember to italicize OR underline the title of your artwork (and any other artwork that you mention) throughout the analysis **In your analysis, be sure to present your research in an organized and effective manner.  Each paragraph should discuss a specific idea. Using transitions can help guide your reader from one idea to the next. Which Sources Should You Use for Your Individual Artwork Analysis? Students are required to use (at least) 3 scholarly sources in the Individual Artwork Analysis. Your 3 scholarly sources may include any combination of scholarly e-books and scholarly journal articles.  If you already found 3 scholarly books (for the Group Bibliography) that provide you with enough information to write your analysis, you may not require any more sources. If not, now is the time to find more sources. It is OK if not all 3 of your scholarly sources discuss your exact chosen artwork –so long as they are reasonable choices as sources. In fact, researching around your chosen artwork will help you to better understand it in its broader historical context. For example, a scholarly source that deals with the topic of Persian ceramics will still help you advance your research even if it does not discuss your chosen tile.
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HIST 2501 Canada|Heritage Consultant

HIST 2501 Canada|Heritage Consultant
Heritage Consultant Imagine that a non-profit organization has contacted you, they require your expertise as a historian of Canada since 1850. They are creating a colouring book dedicated to a thematic topic in Canadian history. In this assignment you will develop your skills in creating historical narratives, researching scholarly reading materials, and presenting your ideas in ways that engage your audience. Select a topic of your choice. Produce a visual timeline of 5 events that help demonstrate the history of your topic. These events must have occurred no earlier than 1850 and no later than 2000. For each event on your timeline, you must provide text explaining the event and its relevance. You must also provide a suggested image (with a hyperlink). Finally, for each of your 5 events, you must provide a suggestion for further reading. This reading must be academic (either scholarly book or academic journal article). See the assignment instruction sheet for detailed expectations.
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HA2042 Accounting Information Systems Project- supporting its business activitie

HA2042 Accounting Information Systems Project- supporting its business activitie

Task:

Required
 
You are required to prepare a report to evaluate and recommend a cloud-based accounting software for the above client. The report should include the following components:
 
1. Background
• Assess the impact of this situation on business performance and management decision making.

• Identify the major internal control weaknesses in the above business activities.

• Discuss the possible risks associated with each of the identified control weaknesses.

2. System requirements

• Outline the software features/ functionalities that your client should consider supporting its business activities.

 
3. Software selection
 
• Visit the websites of at least two (2) accounting software package vendors (e.g. SAP, MYOB, Xero, etc.) and provide a brief description of each vendor and its products.

• Compare and contrast the features/functionalities of two cloud-based accounting software packages offered by accounting software package vendors.

• Identify the most suitable vendor and accounting software package for your client and explain why it is the best option. 

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ACCT1080 Financial Accounting Theory

ACCT1080 Financial Accounting Theory
Each individual team member is required to undertake research to address the question posed for your team’s particular topic of investigation and individually submit a complete and thoroughly investigated report using your own research. The initial reference is related to the topic of investigation. The initial reference can be used in your report, but you must go beyond the initial reference, and include at least another 10 recent academic references in your report.   You should read through the rubric to better understand the expectations of this assessment. There you will see that you are expected to engage with an accounting theory/theories to explain your topic of investigation. Choose the theory/theories which are relevant and can be applied to explain your topic and try to link the theory/theories throughout your whole report. It is advised that one of your sections is dedicated to defining and explaining these theory/theories. Your other sections can be used to explain key aspects of your topic. Report format: The Individual Report must be in a professional report format. The report should include a cover page, table of contents, and page numbers. The report contents should be split into several logical sections and/or sub-sections. The sections of the report should comprise: an executive summary, introduction, main section of the report, conclusion and reference list. One of the sections in your report should include discussion of the relevant theory/theories
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FIN4001 Introduction to Finance Accounting Management

FIN4001 Introduction to Finance Accounting Management

Question:

Question 1

(a) Critically discuss the ‘comply or explain’ model of corporate governance.

(b) Listed companies must send their financial statements to the authorities that oversee the stock exchange on which their shares are listed. Companies incorporated in the UK file their accounts with both Companies House and the London Stock Exchange.

Identify and explain the characteristics of the approach that is used to the filing of financial statements by plc’s that are incorporated in the UK.

Question 2

Flyers plc operates public transport services in major cities in the United Kingdom (UK). The company uses the accounting rate of return (ARR) and payback methods to support investment decision making. You are a Senior Finance Manager at Flyers plc.

The company intends to bid for new five-year contracts to operate bus services in either Edinburgh, UK, or Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Both contracts require the successful bidder to pay a franchise fee to secure the contract and to invest in a new fleet of buses. Sufficient funding is available to finance only one of these options.

Assume that all cash flows occur at the end of the respective year. The company’s approach to investment appraisal was discussed at a recent meeting of Flyers plc’s senior executive team. Chang Ying Simmonds, Director of Marketing at Flyers plc, is keen to understand the nature of investment decisions.

Chang Ying has commented:

These decisions appear to have particular characteristics. We need to understand why investment decisions are of importance to the business as this will help us to appreciate if our approach to investment appraisal is appropriate.

Travis van Riemsdyk, Chief Operating Officer at Flyers plc, has highlighted that the internal rate of return (IRR) method can be of use in investment appraisal. Travis has commented:

Like other investment appraisal methods, the IRR has both advantages and disadvantages. I would like to know more about the strengths and weaknesses of the IRR.

(a) Calculate the payback period for both the Edinburgh and Newcastle upon Tyne contracts.

(b) Calculate the accounting rate of return (ARR) for both contracts. Assume that the only difference between cash flow and profit is the depreciation charge.

(c) Critically evaluate the payback technique.

(d) Advise Flyers plc’s senior executive team on the comments made by Chang Ying Simmonds and Travis van Riemsdyk. Your advice should include an explanation of the characteristics of investment appraisal decisions and the advantages and disadvantages of the IRR.

Question 3

Marginal costing is a technique that distinguishes between variable costs and fixed costs. In this approach to costing, only the variable costs of production are charged to cost units. Marginal costing and the concept of contribution are fundamental to the breakeven analysis or ‘cost-volume-profit’ (CVP) technique.

(a) Explain the concept of contribution and its importance to the CVP technique.

(b) Describe the nature of each of the ‘dropping a product or service’ and‘special contract’ decisions for which the CVP technique can be useful.

(c) Critically evaluate the CVP technique and explain the limitations of its use in the context of both the different interpretations offered by the economist’s model of CVP and other limitations.

Question 4

A group of friends have formed a new business called Fashion Clothing, an online and mail order clothing business, in which they have invested £200,000 of their own capital. They intend to manufacture and sell quality clothes. They have set the business up and are selling direct to the final consumer, using a combination of aggressive marketing across a range of different media and also with the use of an automated web site that accepts online orders. To support this, they also have a department of telephone sales and support staff ready to help customers. The sales staff work in teams and receive a basic salary plus commission for each successful sale. By the start of July 20X5, they have spent £150,000 on tangible non-current assets, and they currently have the remaining £50,000 in their business bank account.

They provide you with the following forecasted figures for their first 6 months of trading:

They provide you with the following forecasted figures for their first 6 months of trading:

Their projected cash receipts and payments are estimated to be as follows:

In addition to the above, they expect to have to pay a tax bill of £20,000 in December 20X5. All transactions will go through their business bank account.

(a) Prepare an opening statement of financial position at the start of July 20X5.

(b) Prepare a monthly cash flow forecast, showing the bank balance at the end of each of the 6 months and indicating what level of overdraft facilities the friends need to negotiate with their bank manager.

(c) Explain what additional expense they should take into account as a result of needing the financial assistance (overdraft) referred to in (b).

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BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting: Store’s Operation

BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting: Store’s Operation

Question:

  1. Write a report commenting on financial position of the business after this first month of operations in comparison with the cleaning industry averages listed in the table below.
  1. Suggest relevant and specific strategies that could improve the store’s operation.

In your recommendations, please include:

(i) suggestions about marketing practices, advertising and/or other policies appropriate to the business, and

(ii) briefly discuss some limitations of ratio analyses, especially in this context.

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HA2042 Accounting Information Systems

HA2042 Accounting Information Systems
You are working as a junior Business Analyst in an accounting/ management consultancy firm in Australia. Recently, you are assigned to work with Delia Delicious. As of the limitations of its current manual accounting systems, the client believes that an investment in a cloud-based accounting software is needed to support the growth of their business. Required You are required to prepare a report to evaluate and recommend a cloud-based accounting software for the above client. The report should include the following components: 1. Background Assess the impact of this situation on business performance and management decision making.  Identify the major internal control weaknesses in the above business activities.  Discuss the possible risks associated with each of the identified control weaknesses. 2. System requirements  Outline the software features/ functionalities that your client should consider supporting its business activities. 3. Software selection Visit the websites of at least two (2) accounting software package vendors (e.g. SAP, MYOB, Xero, etc.) and provide a brief description of each vendor and its products.  Compare and contrast the features/functionalities of two cloud-based accounting software packages offered by accounting software package vendors.  Identify the most suitable vendor and accounting software package for your client and explain why it is the best option. Assignment
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HA3011 Advanced Financial Accounting Assessment- announcements posted on Blackbo

HA3011 Advanced Financial Accounting Assessment- announcements posted on Blackbo

Task:

Purpose of the assessment

Students are required to follow the instructions and announcements posted on Blackboard with regard to the details of the submission instructions and the deadline. This individual assignment will assess students based on the following Learning Objectives:

1. Understanding of the various theoretical models of accounting.

2. Application of knowledge of specific financial reporting issues to AASB accounting standards.

3. Discussion of the theoretical constructs of contemporary financial accounting.

4. Evaluation and explanation of the need for the development of a conceptual framework for accounting and discussion of the influence ofsuch a framework on accounting practice.

5. Understanding of the Australian accounting regulatory environment and conceptual framework.

6. Understanding of how to account for assets focusing on non-current assets, and liabilities.

7. Ability to calculate and journalise transactions for revaluations and impairments of non-current assets.

8. Accounting for leases for both lessees and lessors

Apply relevant knowledge that you have learned from this course, examine the annual report of your subject company and other relevant information that you have obtained via your research and undertake the following tasks:

1- From the annual report of your allocated company and in respect to the general-purpose financial statements, describe and discuss the objectives and limitations of the conceptual framework for financial accounting.

2- Identify and clearly discuss if your allocated company is a reporting entity, provide specific and detailed examples and factors from your allocated company to support your argument.

3- Describe and discuss the recognition and measurement policies of your allocated company in relation to leases and income tax

4- Explain the impairment testing of non-current tangible assets of your allocated company. 

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