Canadian History 1867-present
Here are the instructions:
1. 300-400 words = 1-1.5 pages (include a word count at the end of your essay)
2. Content must be representative of the reading. You must cite from the book (Hint: if you cite from other source materials this will ONLY help you. State sources at the end of your essay)
3. Make sure you discuss the issue at hand, make sure they directly relate to the issue
4. Proper citation formatting: Chicago Manual of Style
Addition: I believe outside sources can be used, but please, use the textbook more.
Here is the question:
The concept of modern politics seems to have emerged with the French Revolution. How did the French Revolution lead to the development of a conservative political ideology? How did Liberalism represent an ideology of the industrial age? Why did liberalism support laissez-faire capitalism?
The bibliography for the textbook that I have attached is below:
Backman, Clifford R. Cultures of the West: A History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020
Paper Overview: Your research papers this semester will be 5-7 pages in length. Do not go below five pages, but feel free to write more than six if you are able and willing. To begin, choose one of the following themes for your paper to orient around. You will then narrow down that theme into a specific topic, and then craft a specific thesis (an argument) around that topic.
Please write a one-page think piece in which you engage with the week’s readings. You might try to define analytical threads that run through the different readings or you can provide a critique of the ways in which the authors use these ideas. There is no one perfect way to write a think piece. Please do not simply provide summaries of the readings. For this assignment, you need to write about the following authors and put their ideas in conversation with one-another: Gitelman, and Hull.
Please write a one-page think piece in which you engage with the week’s readings. You might try to define analytical threads that run through the different readings or you can provide a critique of the ways in which the authors use these ideas. There is no one perfect way to write a think piece. Please do not simply provide summaries of the readings. For this assignment, you need to write about the following authors and put their ideas in conversation with one-another: Wolfe, Beck & the INTRODUCTION section to Lawrence’s book.
This week, you will play the role of a newly elected Sri Lankan official. It is your duty to help straighten out the economic disparity problems that exist in Sri Lanka. Draft a proposal to your fellow Parliament members that includes these pointers (see below).
Please follow these Discussion Guidelines. Support your work with research from at least two sources and cite those sources appropriately using Turabian’s author/date style of citation.
1. A brief historical overview of the reason for the current economic situation
2. Your solution to help combat the problem (choose 1 or 2 things max for this discussion, and be very specific!)
3. Explain specific actors in the international, national and local community that will need to be involved (name them, if it’s an NGO – name the specific NGO).
4. If you are choosing to eliminate any current funding or ventures – be specific in how you would work with businesses and allies
5. Persuade your fellow Parliament members (your classmates) to approve your solution.
You can choose to do the paper on 1, 2, or the 3 authors.
Identify the topic of each essay plainly in its title and first sentence.
Each essay has three parts. They should be clearly demarcated using subheadings.
Each part should be treated for at least 250 words; how you balance the remaining
length expectations between the parts is up to you.
With reference to the text but largely in your own words, explain what the author means
when they discuss the topic, and why it is important to them. This part largely involves
an expository summary or synthesis of the textual elements you find most relevant.
With reference to the text but largely in your own words, explain what it is that you think
is important about the authors treatment of this subject. Why is it especially insightful,
useful, problematic, confusing, curious, revealing, or challenging? Engage the text in
analysis, criticism, and/or interpretation, saying something about why you think this topic
is significant, and what your assessment of it is upon evaluation.
With reference to an example drawn from outside the text from history or fiction, some
person, character, or story reflect further upon the topic. You may use the topic to
illuminate or criticize some aspect of the example. You may use the example to
illuminate or criticize some aspect of the topic.
Include a word count at the end of your essay. The assigned word length does not
include footnotes/bibliography. This is not intended to be a research paper; you are not
required or expected to consult the scholarly literature on the assigned texts. It is helpful
to provide some citation(s) referring the reader to relevant source materials pertinent to
the example used in Part III. Chicago style citations are preferred, although any
standard scholarly format is acceptable so long as you are consistent and page
numbers are specified wherever available. Provide full and proper citations for every
source you consult even if you dont reference them directly. Dont pretend something is
a quotation when its not; dont pretend something isnt a quotation when it is. Provide
citations even when you are only paraphrasingnot only as a matter of intellectual
honesty but also to better impress your reader.
Essays should be structured, integrated, coherent wholes, not three short miniessays
comprised of unconnected parts. Select a topic for each essay that will
allow you to relate all three parts of it to each other.
Essays that place more weight on Parts II and/or III will always be more
impressive than essays that focus most on Part I.
Carefully proofread your essay so that it actually says what you mean for it to say
in polished prose. Review your word choices and check your grammar.
Approach the material with an open mind and a generous spirit. Make an effort to
understand before passing judgment. Nuance and even-handedness are
preferable to simplification and one-sidedness.
The representation of safe and obvious points impresses less than the
advancement of claims that require some interpretation or demonstration.
Modest, provisional, or conditional conclusions are preferable to exaggerations
regarding the scope and certitude of your conclusions. Acknowledge the limits of
your own analysis.
Refrain from straightforwardly applying prefabricated interpretive frameworks,
ideological lenses, or technical jargon foreign to the material under analysis.
Remember that quotations do not make arguments for you. Do not use excessive
or long quotations to pad for length.
Some rhetorical adornment will enhance your paper but avoid polemical
excesses. Use rhetorical questions sparingly; they rarely make arguments worth
Do not waste the short space allotted to you in this assignment by relating
biographical facts or broad references to the historical context that do not pertain to
Avoid long introductions, drawn-out conclusions, or significant repetition.
Using the first person is acceptable and recommended. It will help you to
distinguish between what the philosophers, persons, or characters you are
discussing say, what youre saying about them. It also helps you to avoid
excessive use of passive voice
Please make sure you answer all the question since I have to submit it in a different questions too.
This is the Topic
Ethics of VPN usage. Scenario: A VPN can make a person appear to be in a different country then they are in. Paul has been watching a international TV show but the New episodes are not available yet in his country. By using the VPN he can make it look like he is in the country where the shows are being broadcast. This of course violates the provider agreement. Dilemma: Paul must decide to use the VPN so he can watch the shows or not.
This is the Instruction
Confirm that you are able to explain beneficial and detrimental ways in which computing affects people, including the primary and secondary effects, and intended and unintended consequences.
This analysis of the scenario of your current events topic counts as the IS 350 Mid-Term. This is an individual report. Each person will do the Mid-Term on your own, submitting your report to Turnitin via Canvas as your Mid-Term. You will also submit it to the Midterm Report for Grading assignment which is where it will be actually graded.
Note: You may have done an exercise similar to this report. That exercise was a SHORTENED version of these report instructions. Follow ALL of the instructions here for your Mid-Term project.
Project – Report Format – all sections must be labelled
Include “IS 350 Mid-Term”, and (a) your name, (b) section of IS 350 and (c) current events topic.
Section 1: Description
Describe your Current Events topic AND the scenario /Ethical Dilemma in at least three full paragraphs, as follows:
Describe the topic in enough detail so the rest of the analysis is clear.
Let the reader know in what way this is a current event or current topic.
You must include your Scenario and Ethical Dilemma as this is what you will be doing the analysis of
Section 2: Beneficial Aspects
Explain and justify your reasoning for 2 beneficial aspects to your scenario. Which means two Benefits of the choice(s) that has to be made.
You must clearly identify AND JUSTIFY each of these beneficial aspects as follows, so that it is clear to the grader:
A beneficial aspect is XXX (and then explain)
Section 3: Detrimental Aspects
Explain and justify your reasoning for 2 detrimental aspects to your scenario. Which means two Detriments of the choice(s) that has to be made.
Clearly identify AND JUSTIFY each of these detrimental aspects as follows:
A detrimental aspect is XXX (and then explain)
Section 4: SOCIETAL / ETHICAL ISSUES
Here you will discuss 3 Issues that affect society and/or are ethical issues based on the scenario that you have presented.
Use the following formats to clearly identify each item as a societal issue or ethical issue. The grader will NOT try to figure it out, if it is not clearly identified you WILL NOT get credit for it.
Clearly identify AND JUSTIFY each as follows, so that it is clear to the grader. A societal (or ethical) issue is XXX (and then explain)
Can a societal/ Ethical Issue also be a beneficial/detrimental aspect? YES – but be sure it is appropriately explained under each heading.
Section 5: Intended Consequences of the dilemma – identify 3
Remember that intended consequences may be negative or positive.
Identify consequences as primary, secondary or tertiary as well as intended or unintended
An intended [primary/secondary/tertiary] consequence is XXX (and then explain)
Can an intended consequence also be a beneficial/detrimental aspect? YES – but be sure it is appropriately explained under each heading.
Section 6: Unintended Consequences of the dilemma – identify 3
Remember that unintended consequences may be negative or positive.
Identify consequences as primary, secondary or tertiary as well as unintended
An unintended [primary/secondary/tertiary] consequence is XXX (and then explain)
Can an unintended consequence also be a beneficial/detrimental aspect? YES – but be sure it is appropriately explained under each heading.
Citations & Bibliography
If you utilize materials you’ve found, be sure to use inline citations within your report (e.g.,  or superscripts1) that point to the full reference citation in a bibliography at the end of your report (APA or MLA format – see the “Understanding Citations” link on Canvas).
Deliverables – What to Submit on Canvas
Your report should be any length up to 8 pages (not counting the bibliography). Format this double-spaced with one-inch margins all around, 12 point font, Times New Roman. The written document is submitted to Turnitin for a similarity check and then you will cut and paste it in to the Midterm Report for Grading Assignment where it will be actually graded.
Wikipedia and similar quick facts websites are not allowed in your research efforts.
Review one PRE-RECORDED LIVE CONCERT. Jazz, Blues, or Gospel music are acceptable.
The following music styles are NOT ACCEPTABLE: SMOOTH JAZZ, R&B, RAP, ROCK, OR POP MUSIC. The concert must be viewable on youtube.com
IMPORTANT CRITERIA MUST BE MET:
-List at least 2 references to the readings in class and list proper citations in Chicago style format. SAMPLE HERE: https://www.scribbr.com/chicago-style/format-paper/
-Minimum 500 words.
-Concert must be at least 1 hour (60 minutes) long.
-Along with music ethnography criteria, include basic WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY, AND HOW as part of the information in your paper.
But DO NOT list this information like this:
-Include biographical information about the artist.
-Include the names of the musicians, instruments, song titles, the city the concert was performed in, and the date of the concert.
SAMPLES OF PEER-REVIEWED LEVEL PAPERS AND RESEARCH RESOURCES:
1. Shaw, Arnold, 1989. The Jazz Age: Popular Music in the 1920s. Oxford University Press, USA.
2. Schneider, Mark R., 2006. African Americans in the Jazz Age: A Decade of Struggle and Promise/ Edition 1. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
3. Huggins, Nathan, 2007. Harlem Renaissance. Oxford University Press.
Critical Race Theory (CRT) Assignment (25%)
TW: Please note that the news stories assigned for this assignment include details of the murders of women and children.
Jacob Forman and Mohammed Shafia both murdered their families. The media coverage of the murders is the subject matter of this assignment, which has two parts. First, students will explain what Critical Race Theory (“CRT”) is. What are CRT’s most important insights and principles? What purposes does CRT serve? Clearly, there is no expectation that students will (or can) discuss every CRT principle in their assignments. Focus on those principles that are most relevant to the assignment at hand and make sure that you explain the principles that you raise. Do not simply list them.
Second, having provided a synopsis of CRT, students will assess the stories of the Forman and Shafia murders using a CRT lens. Are there similarities between the two stories? Are they depicted similarly in media accounts? Are they treated similarly in the legal realm? What does a CRT lens have to show us?
Length: 1250-1500 words excluding notes, bibliography and title page.
Formatting: Students should double space their papers using a 12-point font and standard (1 inch) margins. Students must use the Chicago style for their citations and bibliography. Failure to correctly use the Chicago style will result in a deduction.
If you would prefer to purchase a manual on the Chicago style, I recommend Kate L. Turabian’s A Manual for Writers. The Turabian handbook is available for purchase on Amazon.ca. There is no need to use the most recent edition of the Turabian handbook.
Sources: Students are not expected to do outside research, but are welcome to include other sources should they so choose.
*Bell, Derrick A. “Who’s Afraid of Critical Race Theory?” University of Illinois Law Review 4 (1995): 893-910. (893-908 only)
*Delgado, Richard, and Jean Stefancic. Critical Race Theory: An Introduction. New York: New York University Press, 2001. (1-11 and 74-80 suggested. Students may wish to read other sections as well.)
News Paper Articles
Jacob Forman case, British Columbia
Mohammad Shafia case, Ontario