October 6, 2013
AP Lang, 7th hour
High art can take on many different forms. Whether it is an action itself, the final products of an action, or both, high art takes work and practice. Calligraphy is a marvelous example of high art because it takes hard work and experience. Of course, many would disagree, but the definition of high art depends on the viewer. Calligraphy is high art because it does involve much artistic skill. Another thing that makes calligraphy high art is its history. Perhaps handwriting has evolved to the point that old-fashioned documents appear to have been writing using calligraphy, but it may have been the way people wrote however many years ago. The ability to replicate the lettering is what makes it high art.
Calligraphy is an old tradition that is admired by many. Although very few occupations employ calligraphy since we have moved on to printing, it is still an amazing skill to have. An occupation that does use calligraphy are usually at museums or even in the government to replicate old documents. It is quite interesting that they rewrite the document when they could just copy it using a computer; however, they may have wanted to keep the old and beautiful tradition that calligraphy has to offer.
Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
Goal 1- Describe Social Responsibility Issues
Goal 2- Identify Benefits and costs of Social Responsibility Goal 3- Explain the purpose of a code of ethics
Social responsibility- the duty of a business to contribute to the well-being of a community •
Non-renewable resource- a natural resource that cannot be replaced after it has been used up •
Ethics- principles of morality or rules of conduct
Business ethics- rules about how a business and their employees are supposed to behave •
Code of ethics- a set of rules for guiding the actions of employees or members of an organization
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ISSUES
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY EVALUATION
Expanded Justice for groups of society
Enhanced Company Image
Reduced need for government actions
Improved quality of life in the community and around the world o
Increased awareness of social issues among workers, consumers, and others •
New nonpolluting or safer equipment
Wellness and Rehabilitation Program
Social Projects sponsored by a company
What are four areas of social responsibility that may require the attention of business? 1.
Code of Ethics Page 79
Ethical Conduct Guidelines
Are the actions legal?
Does the action violate professional or company standards? o
Who is affected by the action and how?
What is the purpose of a code of ethics?
To increase productivity and harmony between employees
Do you think a code of ethics can increase business profits? o
I think a code of ethics will increase business profits, because people will learn to work together and the company’s output will be more
Government Protection Activities
Goal 1- Identify the roles and levels of government.
Goal 2- Explain the role of government protection and the legal system in business
Goal 3Bescribe types of intellectual property
Contract- an agreement to exchange goods or services for something of value, usually money •
Patent- gives an inventor the sole right to make, use, or sell the item for 20 years •
Copyright- protects the creative works of authors composers and artists •
Trademark- a word, letter, or symbol linked with a specific company or product
ROLES OF GOVERNMENT
Providing services for members of society
Protecting citizens, consumers, businesses, and workers
Regulating utilities and promoting...
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