28 Jan Any topic (writer’s choice)
Weight: maximum 8% of final course grade
Deadline: Friday January 31st, 11:59 p.m. ET
Technology as a Subversive Force: The Case of Canadas Innu People
Rudi Volti states that (w)hile technological development has been the primary source of economic advance, it has not been cost-free (p.21). That is, technology delivers benefits, but it also exacts costs. It does things, but it also un-does things. In effect, technology is a double-edged sword.
For Assignment #1 you are required to demonstrate an understanding of the notion that technology is a subversive force (see Volti pp. 22-26). To do this, you are asked to incorporate Voltis argument into a discussion of the impact of technological development on isolated Inuit communities in Canadas North. Your source of information regarding the Inuit experience is the following online article:
Samson, C., J. Wilson, J. Mazower. 1999. Canadas Tibet: The Killing of the Innu. http://assets.survivalinternational.org/static/files/books/InnuReport.pdf
Your essay must be 4-5 pages of discussion (not including your title page and References page), use 12pt Times New Roman font, double-spacing, and 1 margins. You must provide a title page and a References page. Your essay is worth a maximum of 8% of your final course grade. The deadline for Assignment #1 is Friday January 31st, 11:59 p.m. ET. You must submit your essay using the Dropbox tool on our course site (click Assignments tab on the navigator bar at the top of the page). Your submission must be in Word format (any other format will not be accepted). A late penalty of 10% per day applies to all submissions which arrive after the deadline. Late assignments will not be accepted 48 hours after the deadline.