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ENC 0027 - Professor Barsony: Home

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This guide will help you to use the resources and services provided by Miami Dade College - North Campus Library.  If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns please contact a librarian @ 305-237-1142. 

Bullying

Bullying is a persistent pattern of threatening, harassing, or aggressive behavior directed toward another person or persons who are perceived as smaller, weaker, or less powerful. Although often thought of as a childhood phenomenon, bullying can occur wherever people interact, most often observable in the workplace and in the home in adults. Read More.

Climate Change

The average temperature of Earth is increasing, driven primarily by human activities. The question therefore arises as to whether such climate disruption poses a new extinction threat. Answering that question involves understanding what is causing current climate change, how the warming experienced over the last century and predicted for the next one compare in rate and magnitude to previous climate changes, what factors other than temperature increase are involved in climate change, and what the potentials and limits of species response to climate change are.  Read More.

Death Penalty

The first recognized death penalty laws date back to eighteenth century B.C. and can be found in the Code of King Hammurabi of Babylon. The Hammurabi Code prescribed the death penalty for over twenty different offenses. The death penalty was also part of the Hittite Code in the fourteenth century B.C. The Draconian Code of Athens, in seventh century B.C., made death the lone punishment for all crimes. In the fifth century B.C., the Roman Law of the Twelve Tablets also contained the death penalty. Death sentences were carried out by such means as beheading, boiling in oil, burying alive, burning, crucifixion, disembowelment, drowning, flaying alive, hanging, impalement, stoning, strangling, being thrown to wild animals, and quartering (being torn apart). Read More.

Gun Control

"Gun control" is a constitutional issue because of the SECOND AMENDMENT : "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Does this rather oddly phrased language place genuine constraints on the ability of government to regulate firearms? Those who favor vigorous control, including outright prohibition of the private ownership of handguns and other weapons, argue that the preamble to the amendment clearly rejects what has come to be called the "individual rights" view;... Read More.

Illegal Immigrants

For decades, illegal immigration has been a contentious issue in America’s culture wars. Despite passage of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, designed to rid the U.S. labor market of undocumented workers, there were an estimated 11–12 million illegal immigrants living in the United States in 2006. Americans have remained divided over how to address this problem. Read More.

Terrorism

Terrorism is the preplanned use of force or violence against innocent civilians to make a statement about a cause and influence an audience. Terrorist action is staged for maximum surprise, shock, and destruction. Its goal is to so terrorize or alarm individuals, groups, or governments that they give into the demands of the terroristsRead More.

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