Georgia State University: Promoting Better Learning Environments through Diversity

How do you define diversity? Scholarly dictionaries define diversity as “the quality or state of having many different forms, types, ideas, etc.”. Textbooks define the word diversity as “the state of having people who are different races or who have different cultures in a group or organization”. I define diversity as Georgia State University (GSU). When discussing diversity at this specific University, you are forced to examine the architecture, people/ race, and organizations Georgia State University’s campus life is diverse through and through. This nontraditional, urban campus is full of complex and varying structures, buildings, and other architecture located in different locations throughout Downtown Atlanta. The student body is very integrated and you’re likely to find people of very different races and walks of life. Georgia State University’s campus promotes better learning environments through diversity. This essay will serve as an analysis of the diverse learning environment of Georgia State University and reveal the positive effects on the overall well-being of students academically, physically, and emotionally. In order to understand the diverse lifestyle of Georgia State University and its effect on students learning environment, we must first take a look at the complex campus of the University. The built environment of GSU varies due to the unique placement of classrooms, lecture halls, and other facilities. GSU has 102 buildings and facilities located throughout the downtown Atlanta area. Each building adds to the unique built environment of the University as a whole. They each add an additional element to learning environment. Being that the University is so expansive I chose to only focus on the descriptions and locations of buildings...

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Built Environment Analysis Outline: Georgia State University: Promoting Better Learning Environments through Diversity Introduction: Eye Catching Intro Statement Here: How do you define diversity? (Or ask “When you hear the word “diversity”, what comes to mind?”) Scholarly dictionaries define diversity as “the quality or state of having many different forms, types, ideas, etc.” (Merriam Webster). Textbooks define the term diversity as “the state of having people who are different races or who have different cultures in a group or organization”. I define diversity as Georgia State University. When discussing diversity at this specific University, you are forced to examine the architecture, people/ race, organizations, and the learning concepts. Georgia State University’s campus life is diverse through and through. This nontraditional, urban campus is full of complex and varying structures, buildings, and other architecture located in different locations throughout Downtown Atlanta. The student body is very integrated and reflects a melting pot. Meaning people from every race, walks of life, etc… are there. Melting Pot. (Tossed salad) These are two words that accurately describe the atmosphere on Georgia State University’s campus. The University’s campus promotes better learning environments through diversity.   Thesis Statement: An analysis of the diverse learning environment of Georgia State University reveals positive effects on the overall well-being of students academically, physically, and emotionally: better learning environments are promoted through diversity.   Body 1: Focus on the diverse architecture of Georgia State University. Including images of buildings such as Aderhold, School of Business, Petit Science Center, Urban life, etc.. Also include their addresses and map view of their locations to show how sprawled out and diverse these...

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Better Online Living through Content Moderation In the article, Better Online Living Through Content Moderation, Melissa King addresses the usefulness of content control features, their benefits for people suffering from various psychological and sociological issues, and also discusses the arguments of people who are against the usage of content control features. The author begins the article by introducing types of content control features which are: content/ trigger warnings, block and ignore functions, block-lists, and privacy options. These content controls may be valuable to different people for different reasons. Some people may utilize these functions because of mental disorders such as PTSD, which causes them to avoid people or topics that may trigger anxiety. Some users may not suffer from a mental disorder, but simply choose to make their online experience less irritating. Backlash that people who utilize content control features include often times being labeled as “weak” or “too sensitive”. The effect of such negative criticism according to King creates “a culture that pressures people to expose themselves to experiences far more catastrophic than they can handle” (2015). Content control limits the effects of attacks by online aggressors. The article as a whole aims to express that the use of these features should be encouraged rather than disparaged and discouraged. When people receive abuse and harassment a huge argument is that the victim should be “less sensitive”. King combats and discredits this argument by introducing exposure therapy. Exposure therapy is defined as a type of therapy designed to fight severe anxiety through gradual and controlled exposure to its source. People that suggest content control users should be less sensitive are suggesting...

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Georgia State University: An Environment for Diversity Georgia State University: Promoting Better Learning Environments Through Diversity  Melting Pot. (Tossed salad) These are two words that accurately describe the atmosphere on Georgia State University’s campus. The University’s campus promotes better learning environments through...
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