1 PPAS 1110 3.0 Introduction to Public Administration Fall 2017 Written Assignments Revised: 26 September 2017 Proposal Due October 25 15 Marks Essay Due November 29 20 Marks Dear Students: Every now and then something is misunderstood, or goes wrong, or just surprises you when you teach a class such as this. For example, I was surprised to learn that the loan period for electronic books is set by the publisher, not the Library, and we cannot loan the book out for a shorter period. As a result, I have decided to alter this assignment. You will notice that you are no longer required to use the book by Wayne Warry. However, if you have managed to get a hold of it, you can use it as the peer-reviewed academic book you were required to find in the Library. Introduction: These assignments are “integrated”. What that means is that they are really one big assignment but you have to submit two different types of work at two different times. The learning objectives here are: •Learn how to read and identify the key elements in a university level assignment •Give you practice in finding and retrieving different sorts of written material in the York University Library and its associated electronic systems •Help you learn to “strategically read” advanced written material •Help you learn to critically analyze advanced written material •Learn how to develop an essay proposal and to use it to facilitate writing a finished essay •Provide you with the opportunity to practice and further develop your academic writing skills •Help you to learn about -- and to begin thinking critically about – the relationship between indigenous peoples and the Western Liberal Capitalist Democracies in general and Canada in particular. The topic you will be tackling in your proposals and essays this term is as follows: It is well accepted that humans make their own future but do so within the confines of history. What that means is that although we have freedom of choice and action we are not necessarily free to take any given action at any given point in time. History, including big institutions such as the ones we are studying this term, shape what options are available to us at any given moment and which courses of action are more likely to be followed. The inequality suffered by Canada’s indigenous peoples is a good example of
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