Ronald Wright, Stolen Continents, Ch. 3, pp. 72-83. It’s posted here on Moodle as a PDF( attached) 1.)What’s your gut reaction to this reading? 2.) Give a summary of the meeting and dialogue between the Inca Emperor Atawallpa and the Spanish. 3.) Give the date, place and basic elements of the successful confrontation the Spanish had with Inca Atawallpa and his soldiers. 4.) According to Wright’s account, what do you think is the main reason or reasons that Inca Atawallpa lost this confrontation? What is the evidence for your conclusion?”

Ronald Wright, Stolen Continents, Ch. 3, pp. 72-83. It’s posted here on Moodle as a PDF( attached) 1.)What’s your gut reaction to this reading? 2.) Give a summary of the meeting and dialogue between the Inca Emperor Atawallpa and the Spanish. 3.) Give the date, place and basic elements of the successful confrontation the Spanish had with Inca Atawallpa and his soldiers. 4.) According to Wright’s account, what do you think is the main reason or reasons that Inca Atawallpa lost this confrontation? What is the evidence for your conclusion?”

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This assignment challenges you to analyze how two writers present arguments about a significant issue or topic. For this assignment, you will choose two current newspaper or scholarly journal articles that focus on a current issue relevant to the people on the continent of Africa, and/or people of African descent. Your goal is to identify the purposes and claims of each author, locate their arguments in a rhetorical situation, and analyze the appeals each writer makes to support their argument. You will then evaluate the arguments: which author better satisfies their readers? Which author crafts the more fitting response? In sum, then, the main goals are: 1. Identify the purposes and claims that two authors make about a significant issue. 2. Locate the arguments in a rhetorical situation (what exigencies do the authors address? What constraints and resources exist for the authors? To whom are they writing? When and where was each article published? 3. Analyze the appeals (logical, ethical, emotional) put forth by the writers. 4. Evaluate the arguments. Which argument is more fitting? Which author better satisfies readers? (Your evaluation need not be either/or: maybe one author is more effective logically, for instance, while the second author is more effective ethically and emotionally.)

This assignment challenges you to analyze how two writers present arguments about a significant issue or topic. For this assignment, you will choose two current newspaper or scholarly journal articles that focus on a current issue relevant to the people on the continent of Africa, and/or people of African descent. Your goal is to identify the purposes and claims of each author, locate their arguments in a rhetorical situation, and analyze the appeals each writer makes to support their argument. You will then evaluate the arguments: which author better satisfies their readers? Which author crafts the more fitting response? In sum, then, the main goals are: 1. Identify the purposes and claims that two authors make about a significant issue. 2. Locate the arguments in a rhetorical situation (what exigencies do the authors address? What constraints and resources exist for the authors? To whom are they writing? When and where was each article published? 3. Analyze the appeals (logical, ethical, emotional) put forth by the writers. 4. Evaluate the arguments. Which argument is more fitting? Which author better satisfies readers? (Your evaluation need not be either/or: maybe one author is more effective logically, for instance, while the second author is more effective ethically and emotionally.)

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Module Overview Summary of Module Description For full details, go to Module Descriptor. Aims The aim of this module is to: • Develop individuals for a career in business and management • Enhance and develop employability , professional and lifelong learning skills and personal development Learning Outcomes Learners will be able to critically evaluate the acquisition of a range of academic and professional skills using a number of theoretical frameworks. Assessment – Summary Category Assessment Description Duration Word Count Weight (%) Written Assignment Essay 1 Reflective Essay N/A 3000 45 For full details, go to Assessment. Additional Information Remember that a variety of Resources is available to support your learning materials.Skills and character audit This document provides an initial picture of your skills and character. It will also provide the basis of further documents that make up the first assignment on the module. It is based on the skills statements that form a fundamental part of your Masters programme which were approved by a validation panel that consisted of members of staff in the Business School, academic staff from other higher education institutions and employers. The statements in the form are there for you and you will not be judged on whether your responses are positive or negative. The responses should enable you to identify what you are good or bad at from which you can create a personal SLOT analysis (Strengths, Limitations, Opportunities, Threats). From this SLOT analysis you can then concentrate on developing certain areas that will enhance your academic and professional development. We would very much like to” get to know” you through this document and would encourage you to also complete the notes section. In this you could give us a rationale for your responses to the questions. As a guide to how you should gauge your response consider the following: Strongly agree – I have a wide range of experience in this area and have been commended by a tutor or employer for my efforts in this area Agree – I am comfortable with this aspect and have been able to demonstrate my ability Disagree – I am Ok with this but realise that I do need to improve Strongly disagree – I know I am weak in this area and need to focus on this as I could fine this weakness to be detrimental to my progression Explain why – please take the room to consider the reasons for your answer as this is the reflection that is of most value. Do not worry if your section spills onto the next page.   Intellectual (thinking) skills Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree I am a creative person who can adapt my thinking to circumstances I am able to organise my thoughts, analyse, synthesise and critically appraise situations I can identify assumptions, evaluate statements in terms of evidence, detect false logic or reasoning, identify implicit values, define terms adequately and generalise appropriately Explain why: Professional/Vocational skills Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree I use a wide range of techniques in approaching and solving problems. I am comfortable with a range of research techniques I am able to analyse and interpret quantitative data I am able to analyse and interpret qualitative data My leadership skills are well developed and I can adapt them to different situations I am able to manage people effectively Motivating myself and others comes easy to me I am aware of my responsibilities to myself, the organisation and other people I treat people with respect and consideration Explain why:   Key/Common skills Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree I am able to use mathematical techniques to analyse data I can effectively interpret numerical data including tables and charts I am able to use a wide range of software on a PC I use a range Information Technology devices to communicate and access information I am a good listener I am able to communicate my ideas well in a face-to-face situation I can adapt my written style to suit an audiences needs I am comfortable presenting my ideas to an audience Whenever I have completed a task I always reflect on the experience with a view to seeking continuous improvement I manage my time effectively I am always prompt when asked to complete a task I am aware of the need to be sensitive to the cultural differences to which I have been exposed I am keen to learn about other people and their country and culture I enjoy working with others to complete a task I know my own character and am sensitive of this in a group situation I understand that a group is made of individuals and I am sensitive to the needs and preferences of others I will always ensure that I get my views across in a meeting I am willing to accept the viewpoint of others I always give 100% in a group task Explain why: SLOT Analysis Having responded to the statements above you should now be in a position to look forward and recognise those areas on which your development will be based. The SLOT analysis can help you to arrange this. Strengths – can be those skills and characteristics to which you have responded positively to in the previous section. It is worth noting that whilst you may be strong in these areas that does not mean you ignore their development. Indeed you may be able to utilise these strengths in the development of areas identified as weaknesses or to overcome strengths, this will enhance those skills and characteristics. Limitations – All of us can identify some sort of limitation to our skills. None of us should be afraid of doing this as this is the first stage on the improvement and development of these weaknesses. Opportunities – These arise or can be created. When thinking of this look ahead at opportunities that will arise in a professional, academic or social context within which your development can take place. Threats – Many threats from your development can come from within – your own characteristics e.g. poor time management can lead to missing deadlines. However we could equally identify a busy lifestyle as a threat to our development. Once again think widely in terms of where the threat will come from. Do not worry if you find that a strength can also be a limitation. This is often true as a characteristic you have may be strength in one situation but a limitation in another. E.g. you may be an assertive person, which is positive, but this could be negative in a group situation. Please try and elaborate this in the notes section at the foot of the table. SLOT Analysis (you may need to use two pages to set out this analysis) Strengths Limitations Opportunities Threats Analysis of the Bullet points in the SLOT table Objectives Having undertaken some analysis of your skills and characteristics the aim of this next section is to identify various aspects of your development during the course of this module, other modules on your course, and extra-curricular activities. Make sure the objectives are SMART:- S – Specific. Clearly identified from the exercises undertaken M – Measurable. The outcomes can be easily demonstrated (to yourself, and where possible others) A – Achievable. They can be done given the opportunities available to you R – Relevant. They form part of your development either on this award, in your employability prospects or in your current job role T – Timebound. They can be achieved within a given timescale Whilst there are 5 rows in the table below, please feel free to add more. However be sure that you need to do this development and that they fit within the scope of the above criteria. Area What I am going to do. How I am going to do it When I am going to do it by Force Field Analysis This technique was designed by Kurt Lewin (1947 and 1953). In the business world it is used for decision making, looking at forces that need to be considered when implementing change – it can be said to be a specialised method of weighing up the pros and cons of a decision. Having looked at your personal strengths and weaknesses we would like you to use this technique to become aware of those factors that will help/hinder, give you motivation for or may act against, your personal development. Whilst you could do this for each of your objectives we want you to think in terms of where you would like to be at the end of your Masters programme. In the central pillar, put in a statement of where you want to be at the end of the course. Then in the arrows either side look at those factors/forces that may work in your favour. Be realistic and please add as many arrows that you think may be necessary; use a separate page for the module if it makes it easier to structure your thoughts. Forces or factors working for achieving your desired outcome Where I want to be Forces or factors against working against you achieving your desired outcome

Module Overview Summary of Module Description For full details, go to Module Descriptor. Aims The aim of this module is to: • Develop individuals for a career in business and management • Enhance and develop employability , professional and lifelong learning skills and personal development Learning Outcomes Learners will be able to critically evaluate the acquisition of a range of academic and professional skills using a number of theoretical frameworks. Assessment – Summary Category Assessment Description Duration Word Count Weight (%) Written Assignment Essay 1 Reflective Essay N/A 3000 45 For full details, go to Assessment. Additional Information Remember that a variety of Resources is available to support your learning materials.Skills and character audit This document provides an initial picture of your skills and character. It will also provide the basis of further documents that make up the first assignment on the module. It is based on the skills statements that form a fundamental part of your Masters programme which were approved by a validation panel that consisted of members of staff in the Business School, academic staff from other higher education institutions and employers. The statements in the form are there for you and you will not be judged on whether your responses are positive or negative. The responses should enable you to identify what you are good or bad at from which you can create a personal SLOT analysis (Strengths, Limitations, Opportunities, Threats). From this SLOT analysis you can then concentrate on developing certain areas that will enhance your academic and professional development. We would very much like to” get to know” you through this document and would encourage you to also complete the notes section. In this you could give us a rationale for your responses to the questions. As a guide to how you should gauge your response consider the following: Strongly agree – I have a wide range of experience in this area and have been commended by a tutor or employer for my efforts in this area Agree – I am comfortable with this aspect and have been able to demonstrate my ability Disagree – I am Ok with this but realise that I do need to improve Strongly disagree – I know I am weak in this area and need to focus on this as I could fine this weakness to be detrimental to my progression Explain why – please take the room to consider the reasons for your answer as this is the reflection that is of most value. Do not worry if your section spills onto the next page.   Intellectual (thinking) skills Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree I am a creative person who can adapt my thinking to circumstances I am able to organise my thoughts, analyse, synthesise and critically appraise situations I can identify assumptions, evaluate statements in terms of evidence, detect false logic or reasoning, identify implicit values, define terms adequately and generalise appropriately Explain why: Professional/Vocational skills Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree I use a wide range of techniques in approaching and solving problems. I am comfortable with a range of research techniques I am able to analyse and interpret quantitative data I am able to analyse and interpret qualitative data My leadership skills are well developed and I can adapt them to different situations I am able to manage people effectively Motivating myself and others comes easy to me I am aware of my responsibilities to myself, the organisation and other people I treat people with respect and consideration Explain why:   Key/Common skills Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree I am able to use mathematical techniques to analyse data I can effectively interpret numerical data including tables and charts I am able to use a wide range of software on a PC I use a range Information Technology devices to communicate and access information I am a good listener I am able to communicate my ideas well in a face-to-face situation I can adapt my written style to suit an audiences needs I am comfortable presenting my ideas to an audience Whenever I have completed a task I always reflect on the experience with a view to seeking continuous improvement I manage my time effectively I am always prompt when asked to complete a task I am aware of the need to be sensitive to the cultural differences to which I have been exposed I am keen to learn about other people and their country and culture I enjoy working with others to complete a task I know my own character and am sensitive of this in a group situation I understand that a group is made of individuals and I am sensitive to the needs and preferences of others I will always ensure that I get my views across in a meeting I am willing to accept the viewpoint of others I always give 100% in a group task Explain why: SLOT Analysis Having responded to the statements above you should now be in a position to look forward and recognise those areas on which your development will be based. The SLOT analysis can help you to arrange this. Strengths – can be those skills and characteristics to which you have responded positively to in the previous section. It is worth noting that whilst you may be strong in these areas that does not mean you ignore their development. Indeed you may be able to utilise these strengths in the development of areas identified as weaknesses or to overcome strengths, this will enhance those skills and characteristics. Limitations – All of us can identify some sort of limitation to our skills. None of us should be afraid of doing this as this is the first stage on the improvement and development of these weaknesses. Opportunities – These arise or can be created. When thinking of this look ahead at opportunities that will arise in a professional, academic or social context within which your development can take place. Threats – Many threats from your development can come from within – your own characteristics e.g. poor time management can lead to missing deadlines. However we could equally identify a busy lifestyle as a threat to our development. Once again think widely in terms of where the threat will come from. Do not worry if you find that a strength can also be a limitation. This is often true as a characteristic you have may be strength in one situation but a limitation in another. E.g. you may be an assertive person, which is positive, but this could be negative in a group situation. Please try and elaborate this in the notes section at the foot of the table. SLOT Analysis (you may need to use two pages to set out this analysis) Strengths Limitations Opportunities Threats Analysis of the Bullet points in the SLOT table Objectives Having undertaken some analysis of your skills and characteristics the aim of this next section is to identify various aspects of your development during the course of this module, other modules on your course, and extra-curricular activities. Make sure the objectives are SMART:- S – Specific. Clearly identified from the exercises undertaken M – Measurable. The outcomes can be easily demonstrated (to yourself, and where possible others) A – Achievable. They can be done given the opportunities available to you R – Relevant. They form part of your development either on this award, in your employability prospects or in your current job role T – Timebound. They can be achieved within a given timescale Whilst there are 5 rows in the table below, please feel free to add more. However be sure that you need to do this development and that they fit within the scope of the above criteria. Area What I am going to do. How I am going to do it When I am going to do it by Force Field Analysis This technique was designed by Kurt Lewin (1947 and 1953). In the business world it is used for decision making, looking at forces that need to be considered when implementing change – it can be said to be a specialised method of weighing up the pros and cons of a decision. Having looked at your personal strengths and weaknesses we would like you to use this technique to become aware of those factors that will help/hinder, give you motivation for or may act against, your personal development. Whilst you could do this for each of your objectives we want you to think in terms of where you would like to be at the end of your Masters programme. In the central pillar, put in a statement of where you want to be at the end of the course. Then in the arrows either side look at those factors/forces that may work in your favour. Be realistic and please add as many arrows that you think may be necessary; use a separate page for the module if it makes it easier to structure your thoughts. Forces or factors working for achieving your desired outcome Where I want to be Forces or factors against working against you achieving your desired outcome

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ECNS 203 – Principles of Economics Extra Credit Instructions – Fall 2015 As we are winding down our semester, I have decided to integrate some current events into our econ studies. Much is going on in the world oil market that pertains directly to what we have been studying this semester – related to both micro and macroeconomics. Therefore, I have decided to offer an extra credit opportunity for you if you are willing to do some research, summarize your findings in a short paper, and bring it to class on Tuesday, December 1st ready to discuss. To earn the extra credit complete the following: 1. Do some research on current issues (last 12 months) discussing world oil supply, demand and pricing. 2. Write a short (300 word minimum) paper on your findings relative to the micro and macro-economic issues found in your research. I especially want you to focus on the following questions: a. Why has the oil price dropped so much? b. Will it stay down? Why or Why Not? c. Does our discussion on production costs and decisions on running plants relevant to this issue? Why? d. Who are the winners and losers from a micro and macro-economic perspective? 3. Bring that paper to class with you on Tuesday, December 1st to submit it to me and discuss your findings. If you complete all three steps, I will award you with 10 extra credit points to be added to your total points earned for the semester. This will be in addition to the up to 20 extra credit points earned by answering the Clicker Questions correctly. Late submittals will not be accepted and you must be in attendance to receive the points. Papers given little to no effort will not be awarded points. In other words, don’t submit a bunch of non-sense and expect credit. Cite your resources using whatever style you prefer.

ECNS 203 – Principles of Economics Extra Credit Instructions – Fall 2015 As we are winding down our semester, I have decided to integrate some current events into our econ studies. Much is going on in the world oil market that pertains directly to what we have been studying this semester – related to both micro and macroeconomics. Therefore, I have decided to offer an extra credit opportunity for you if you are willing to do some research, summarize your findings in a short paper, and bring it to class on Tuesday, December 1st ready to discuss. To earn the extra credit complete the following: 1. Do some research on current issues (last 12 months) discussing world oil supply, demand and pricing. 2. Write a short (300 word minimum) paper on your findings relative to the micro and macro-economic issues found in your research. I especially want you to focus on the following questions: a. Why has the oil price dropped so much? b. Will it stay down? Why or Why Not? c. Does our discussion on production costs and decisions on running plants relevant to this issue? Why? d. Who are the winners and losers from a micro and macro-economic perspective? 3. Bring that paper to class with you on Tuesday, December 1st to submit it to me and discuss your findings. If you complete all three steps, I will award you with 10 extra credit points to be added to your total points earned for the semester. This will be in addition to the up to 20 extra credit points earned by answering the Clicker Questions correctly. Late submittals will not be accepted and you must be in attendance to receive the points. Papers given little to no effort will not be awarded points. In other words, don’t submit a bunch of non-sense and expect credit. Cite your resources using whatever style you prefer.

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Book review The Shareholder Value Myth: How Putting Shareholders First Harms Investors, Corporations, and the Public by Lynn Stout Provide 1) a 900 word review of this book (word range 900-1,200) and 2) a 350 word reflection where you force yourself to relate the message of the book . As per the format of the review, I like the ones done by the folks of the WSJ. This is an example: http://forums.delphiforums.com/diversecity/messages?msg=17531.1264 or http://www.wsj.com/articles/book-review-how-adam-smith-can-change-your-life-by-russ-roberts-1413846808?KEYWORDS=book+reviews

Book review The Shareholder Value Myth: How Putting Shareholders First Harms Investors, Corporations, and the Public by Lynn Stout Provide 1) a 900 word review of this book (word range 900-1,200) and 2) a 350 word reflection where you force yourself to relate the message of the book . As per the format of the review, I like the ones done by the folks of the WSJ. This is an example: http://forums.delphiforums.com/diversecity/messages?msg=17531.1264 or http://www.wsj.com/articles/book-review-how-adam-smith-can-change-your-life-by-russ-roberts-1413846808?KEYWORDS=book+reviews

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C. STEM / STEAM education, The scientific method, questioning, theorytesting, …etc. 1- Write about methods and approaches to inquiry and to teaching STEM in schools and in universities, for both majors and non-majors. 2- Read than write and reflect about teaching/scholarly pursuit and philosophy of pedagogy, so that the intent in the classroom is to develop capacity, knowledge, transferability, and critical thinking skills. The focus is on the scientific method, on both qualitative and quantitative approaches to learning sciences in the classroom, review how this information can help you’d develop a lesson plan, or a unit designed to deliver particular goals and objectives. D. The multicultural classroom, look at Diversity Web, excellent resources and scholarly articles. I am particularly interested in seeing who you address diversity in the classroom, in terms of ways of learning, curriculum, students, and class experiences. How do you engage a multicultural classroom?

C. STEM / STEAM education, The scientific method, questioning, theorytesting, …etc. 1- Write about methods and approaches to inquiry and to teaching STEM in schools and in universities, for both majors and non-majors. 2- Read than write and reflect about teaching/scholarly pursuit and philosophy of pedagogy, so that the intent in the classroom is to develop capacity, knowledge, transferability, and critical thinking skills. The focus is on the scientific method, on both qualitative and quantitative approaches to learning sciences in the classroom, review how this information can help you’d develop a lesson plan, or a unit designed to deliver particular goals and objectives. D. The multicultural classroom, look at Diversity Web, excellent resources and scholarly articles. I am particularly interested in seeing who you address diversity in the classroom, in terms of ways of learning, curriculum, students, and class experiences. How do you engage a multicultural classroom?

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The focus of allopathic medicine is to: Question 6 options: Restore homeostasis Empower patients to address underlying cause of disease Elimination of physical symptoms To evaluate the whole person

The focus of allopathic medicine is to: Question 6 options: Restore homeostasis Empower patients to address underlying cause of disease Elimination of physical symptoms To evaluate the whole person

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Many people believe that choosing a job and choosing a career are the same. You know my position; I believe a JOB is Just over Broke. What is your position? Explain the differences between a job and a career.

Many people believe that choosing a job and choosing a career are the same. You know my position; I believe a JOB is Just over Broke. What is your position? Explain the differences between a job and a career.

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“Sex, Lies and Conversation” Paper For the “Sex, Lies and Conversation” paper you will be writing about the article written by Deborah Tannen that I gave you in class. Your purpose is to evaluate her theory on male and female communication and offer your opinion on whether her theory is valid and still accurate twenty-one years after she published the article. In your introduction, you will identify the author and article (full title at least once) and explain briefly what Tannen’s general theory on male/female communication is to your reader. You’ll also explain that you are evaluating and discussing her theory in order to see if it is still a valid, proven theory. Each body paragraph will focus on one of Tannen’s “differences” between men and women ( the ones we just discussed in class and the one above). For each one you will briefly explain the difference, talk about whether you believe this difference is accurate and true and provide 2-3 examples of people in your life (friend, relative, yourself) who either demonstrates her theory or contradicts it. When you have covered all of her differences, your conclusion will basically move on to discuss whether, based on what you have just said and demonstrated, you believe Tannen’s theory is still current, useful and valid, that it is false or outdated or that it is somewhere in between the two extremes. The paper will run 3 to 4 pages in MLA paper format. Women Men Look at each other when talking Not necessary to look at each other Support/Agree Dismiss Stay on one topic Switch topics frequently Want reactions toward their conversations/feedback Silent/ Listeners They prefer to talk in private areas like home They like to talk in public

“Sex, Lies and Conversation” Paper For the “Sex, Lies and Conversation” paper you will be writing about the article written by Deborah Tannen that I gave you in class. Your purpose is to evaluate her theory on male and female communication and offer your opinion on whether her theory is valid and still accurate twenty-one years after she published the article. In your introduction, you will identify the author and article (full title at least once) and explain briefly what Tannen’s general theory on male/female communication is to your reader. You’ll also explain that you are evaluating and discussing her theory in order to see if it is still a valid, proven theory. Each body paragraph will focus on one of Tannen’s “differences” between men and women ( the ones we just discussed in class and the one above). For each one you will briefly explain the difference, talk about whether you believe this difference is accurate and true and provide 2-3 examples of people in your life (friend, relative, yourself) who either demonstrates her theory or contradicts it. When you have covered all of her differences, your conclusion will basically move on to discuss whether, based on what you have just said and demonstrated, you believe Tannen’s theory is still current, useful and valid, that it is false or outdated or that it is somewhere in between the two extremes. The paper will run 3 to 4 pages in MLA paper format. Women Men Look at each other when talking Not necessary to look at each other Support/Agree Dismiss Stay on one topic Switch topics frequently Want reactions toward their conversations/feedback Silent/ Listeners They prefer to talk in private areas like home They like to talk in public

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