Academic Papers of Curtis M. Kularski

Discrimination and Social Exclusion of Homosexuals


Advanced Composition ENGL 241
- No Program - Summer 2011

Abstract

             For the history of modern society various groups have been targeted as victims of discrimination, whether because of the color of their skin, their religious heritage or their sexual orientation. Individuals do not generally respond favorably to people that they perceive as being different from themselves. Homosexuality should not be treated as a deviant condition in society, and homosexuals should instead be granted the same rights that are afforded to heterosexuals.

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Gender Distinctions in Video Game Advertisements


Sociology of Gender Roles SOCI 400
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology Summer 2011

Description

             A PowerPoint presentation analyzing gendered behavior in video game advertising.

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Linquistic Assimilation


Race & Ethnic Relations SOCI 412
Minor in Sociology Spring 2011

Description

             Linguistic assimilation is the process by which a person or group learns the language of a new culture and integrates it into their self-image and their understanding of reality. This projects sets forth the notion that linguistic assimilation is a tool for adapting to a new culture and ultimately integrating into the culture either by cultural assimilation or a multicultural identity.

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Jesse James Hollywood Analysis


Crime & Delinquency SOCI 340
Minor in Sociology Spring 2011

Abstract

             This paper analyzes the murder of Nick Markowitz using the rational choice theory of criminology. This paper includes a biography of Jesse James Hollywood and a detailed description of rational choice theory. In using rational choice theory I analyze the failures of the criminal justice system and Hollywood's attorney regarding providing Hollywood access to information that could have potentially lead to a decision (rational choice) which could have prevented the murder.

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Routine Activity Theory


Sociology of Deviant Behavior SOCI 360
Minor in Sociology Spring 2011

Description

             Routine activity theory is a criminology theory that sets forth the premise that crime occurs because of opportunity. According to routine activity theory, crime requires only a motivated offender, an appealing target and the lack of capable protection for the target. The theory declines sociological causes of crime.

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Gender Differences in Domestic Violence


Sex & Gender PSYC 430
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Spring 2011

Abstract

             Historically men have been thought of as the aggressors in domestic violence. Men and women are both capable of initiating domestic violence, but typically each takes a different approach. While in most areas of study gender is not a relevant classification for differentiation, in domestic violence both genders have discreet approaches and different motivations and objective

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Harriet Martineau - Group Project


History of Sociological Thought SOCI 350
Minor in Sociology Spring 2011

Abstract

             Harriet Martineau was the first female sociologist (Hill, 2002). Her contributions to the science of sociology were great. She refused to be stopped by being female and was instrumental in the development of modern sociology. She implemented an observational method adhering to positivist ideals in producing substantial volumes of work on the topic of societ

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Roman Architectural Influences


Art History 1 ART 114
Associate in Fine Arts Spring 2011

Abstract

             Roman influences on modern architecture can be found in numerous places in the United States and around the world. Romans are also responsible for many of the simple engineering concepts that are relied on for the construction of buildings. The Roman invention of concrete and eventually the fired brick allow for the construction of strong buildings at significantly less cost than using other substances such as stone. Roman engineering is also responsible for the marvel that is the load-bearing arch structure. Roman architecture is distinguished by its use of concrete, fired bricks, arches, vaults and domes. The most widely used of these in modern architecture is concrete and fired brick.

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Development of Nude Form in Greek Art


Art History 1 ART 114
Associate in Fine Arts Spring 2011

Abstract

             Greeks art is highly influenced by the human form. The most vivid illustration of this influence is the evolution of Greek sculpture. The appreciation for the nude form is evident in sculpture, painting (most notably on ceramics) and even in Greek philosophy. The standing male nude and the draped female form are some of the most iconic of styles emerging from the Greek obsession with the human form. The nude male form appears more prevalently in Greek art than the draped female form. It is apparent from the frequency of the occurrence and the level of development that the human form was the most important aesthetic inspiration for ancient Greek art. The gender roles of ancient Greece are obvious in the presentation of the two different forms. The draped figures of the females are all very modest, and conservatively draped, whereas the male figures are completely exposed and sculpted to show the strength and masculinity of the male form.

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Polish-American Experience


Multi-cultural Psychology PSYC 343
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Fall 2010

Abstract

             The United States is a composite culture, developed from a number of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. One such group is the Polish. Polish-Americans have been a part of the American cultural catalog since as early as 1608 and still maintain a distinctive presence in the culture.

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Midterm Examination for Multi-cultural Psychology


Multi-cultural Psychology PSYC 343
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Fall 2010

Description

             Discuss institutional discrimination. Comparing people's race and people's social class, what similarities and differences in institutional discrimination exist? Support your argument with evidence.

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Animal Subjects in Experimentation


Animal Behavior PSYC 443
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Fall 2010

Abstract

             Animal testing in research is a complex issue that has a variety of viewpoints. The process itself involves administering drugs and other medical treatments, such as experimental surgeries, to animal subjects to test their safety and practicality for human applications. In some cases medications and surgeries are tested on healthy animals to determine how they react. In other cases, animals are intentionally harmed to facilitate determining the effectiveness of the treatment. In those instances the harm to the animal can be physical, such as dislocating joints, or it can be biological, such as injecting an animal with a disease for which a potential treatment will eventually be administered.

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Lecture Exam 3 for Introduction to Sociology


Introduction to Sociology SOC 210
Minor in Sociology Fall 2010

Description

             Third (final) written examination on course lectures.

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Lecture Exam 2 for Introduction to Sociology


Introduction to Sociology SOC 210
Minor in Sociology Fall 2010

Description

             Second written examination on course lectures.

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Lecture Exam 1 for Introduction to Sociology


Introduction to Sociology SOC 210
Minor in Sociology Fall 2010

Description

             First written examination on course lectures.

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Obersational Metods of Research


Research Methods PSYC 352
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Spring 2010

Abstract

             Observational research is the key to non-experimental research. There are several methods of observational research that may be used, each with its own concerns for validity as well as ethical feasibility in its implementation. Observational studies often take place outside the confines of a laboratory, forcing a large number of confounding variables. With the relative imprecision of observational studies, there are still protocols that must be followed.

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Uses of Tactile Perception of the Blind


Sensation and Perception PSYC 420
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Spring 2010

Abstract

             Individuals explore the world in a variety of different ways. The difference between common ways to interact with one’s environment becomes greater when a disability is involved. One of the most limiting disabilities in a society of visually inclined is blindness. Blind individuals adapt in many ways, one of the more common is by learning to “see” by touch. This paper will explore some of the various ways that the blind use the sense of touch, specifically pattern recognition, to be aware of the world around them.

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Gender Differences in Self Esteem


Developmental Psychology PSYC 331
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Spring 2010

Abstract

             This paper seeks to explore the differences in forming self-esteem as well as the differences in how self-esteem affects the overall person between the genders. Focus will be given to formation of the adolescent self-image and as a result, self-esteem.

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Chunking


Theories of Learning PSYC 320
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Spring 2010

Abstract

             This paper is an exploration of the cognitive process of chunking. Three research studies on the topic of chunking will be explored to expound on the topic and provide perspective on the implications of chunking on the overall storage and retrieval system of the brain. Each of the studies is from a different area of memory. One is from language, one from number processing and the final study is from the topic of ideomotor principle. Each study provides a unique perspective on how chunking is used to facilitate human learning.

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Personality Analysis


Theories of Personality PSYC 310
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Spring 2009

Abstract

             There are many theories of personality to select between when attempting to explain any particular personality. For exploring the personality characteristics of Curtis Kularski, Erickson’s Crisis and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs theories were selected. These theories provide simple explanations to the intricacies of the personality being explored, provide a mechanism for predicting future behavior and personality development and explain the limitations of the present state of Mr. Kularski’s personality.

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Perception As It Applies to Artificial Intelligence


Cognitive Psychology PSYC 421
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Spring 2009

Abstract

             This paper explores the Cognitive Psychology concept of Perception, as it applies to the field of Artificial Intelligence. Humans and computers see things in very distinct ways. There are parallels drawn between a computer's processor and a human's brain, but the two are not equivalent. Perception for a human is a native, organic process, but for an artificial intelligence, it is a much more involved process. There are a lot of similarities, including matching of facial patterns to identify a person and measuring of pitch and pattern in a voice to determine spoken words. The fundamental differences between organic intelligence and artificial intelligence are how the raw input is used and how it is stored.

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Comparing Frost and Longfellow


Introduction to Literature ENG 131
Associate of Arts Fall 2008

Description

             A comparison of the poetry of Robert Frost and Henry Longfellow.

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Sociological Impact of the Civil War


American History 1 HIS 131
Associate of Arts Fall 2008

Abstract

             The Civil War is one of the most defining events of American history. The war had a lasting effect on the culture of the country as well as the way the country is perceived. The events of war had a huge impact politically, but what was the impact on the common person? All people in the country were affected in some way or another by the war. The lives of families in both the north and south were disrupted.

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Pointillism


Art History 2 ART 115
Associate in Fine Arts Fall 2008

Abstract

             Pointillism is a time consuming and labor intensive method for painting, applying texture or shading (in illustration). It is most commonly seen in painting, which is its most elaborate form. Tiny dots of primary colors are used to create an image. The style was originally created by Georges-Pierre Seurat.

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Emancipation Proclamation


American History 1 HIS 131
Associate of Arts Fall 2008

Description

             An essay describing the impact of the emancipation proclamation on the United States.

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Hamada Shoji


Art History 2 ART 115
Associate in Fine Arts Fall 2008

Description

             A biography of Hamada Shoji and description of his work.

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Colombian Biological Exchange


American History 1 HIS 131
Associate of Arts Fall 2008

Description

             What was the Colombian Biological Exchange, and what affects did it have on the old and new worlds?

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Raphael


Art History 2 ART 115
Associate in Fine Arts Fall 2008

Description

             Brief biography and description of work for Raffaello Sanzio da Urbin

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Carl Warner – Foodscapes


Digitial Photography ART 390
Associate in Fine Arts Summer 2008

Description

             An extra credit assignment discussing Carl Warner's Foodscapes.

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The Gaze


Digitial Photography ART 390
Associate in Fine Arts Summer 2008

Description

             In photography there is nothing so frightening as the portrait. Mention you have a camera and it seems like anyone who knows you wants to hide in the darkest space around. I can't say I blame my potential subjects for their need to hide. Staged portraits are horrible things to do with people. As discovered in the "difficult lighting situations" assignment, some people are very hard to create portraits of. My subjects become very stiff and the portrait becomes of a depressed statue

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Daniel Johnston: Lidded Lotus Vessel


Ceramics Wheel 2 ARTC 3172
Associate in Fine Arts Spring 2007

No abstract available.
            

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Mary Roehm: Bowl


Ceramics Wheel 1 ARTC 2172
Associate in Fine Arts Fall 2006

No abstract available.
            

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Examination in Ancient Philosophy: Theory of Reality


Ancient Philosophy PHIL 3211
- No Program - Fall 2005

No abstract available.
            

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Final Exam for Plato: Epistemology and Metaphysics


Major Figures in Philosophy: Plato PHIL 3060
- No Program - Spring 2005

No abstract available.
            

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Midterm Exam for Plato: Eros


Major Figures in Philosophy: Plato PHIL 3060
- No Program - Spring 2005

No abstract available.
            

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Pierced (blue) by Jean Blackburn


Western History and Culture LBST 2101
- No Program - Fall 2004

No abstract available.
            

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The Administration of Fear


Writing for Academic Communication ENGL 1102
Associate of Arts Fall 2004

Abstract

             Fear and fright are emotions that have profound psychological impacts on Americans. Some people say that it is fun to be scared and in a controlled setting where the fear is consciously acknowledged, such as a scary movie or amusement park ride, that is true. The unconscious fear that is being driven into most Americans by the much loved media, the trusted government and the celebrated religious organizations is fear of the harmful sort, not only harmful to the person experiencing the fear, but also to the rest of the general population and perhaps to democracy itself.

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Fashioning the Self


Western History and Culture LBST 2101
- No Program - Fall 2004

No abstract available.
            

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Art Analysis 2


Art Apreciation ART 111
Associate of Arts Summer 2004

No abstract available.
            

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Internet Activity: Domestic Violence


Sociology of the Family SOC 213
Minor in Sociology Summer 2004

No abstract available.
            

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Internet Activity: Parenting


Sociology of the Family SOC 213
Minor in Sociology Summer 2004

No abstract available.
            

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Art Analysis 1


Art Apreciation ART 111
Associate of Arts Summer 2004

No abstract available.
            

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Internet Activity: Gender


Sociology of the Family SOC 213
Minor in Sociology Summer 2004

No abstract available.
            

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