The Case for Ending Cannabis Prohibition

General Education Capstone Course

Event Details and Guideline Form

Event Title:  Pot in Missouri?  

Gen. Ed. Category Event should be listed under: Social Sciences

SCC Competencies addressed by event: Explain social institutions, structure and processes across a range of historical periods, places and/or cultures.

Higher Order Thinking: Make and defend conclusions using relevant evidence and reasoned arguments.

Guidelines for accomplishment of event:

  1. Attend the presentation from 10-11:20 a.m. Tuesday, September 16, 2014, in the SSB Auditorium.
    Presented by Paul Roesler, Professor Political Science

  2. Compose a minimum 4-5 page summary of the event you experienced, with a research component. (minimum 3 sources)
  3. Keep in mind the competencies in Social Sciences as you write an account of your experiences.
  4. In your first paragraph, summarize the event, the focus or topic and then formulate a clear, concise thesis statement that includes three basic points from the presentation.
  5. When you attend, be alert to the thesis/focus of the presentation, particularly as it relates to what the presenter is offering about the quality, depth or function of the topic, and how the thesis is supported ( i.e. evidence, examples).
  6. Make note of the participants, identify other topics addressed, describe any discussion, response from participants, questions that may have been posed, new knowledge that you gained.
  7. Put the event in a historical perspective, and or a cultural perspective and determine why/ how this presentation has value today in our society. Also, try to determine who is affected in our society by this topic; i.e. race, gender, socio-economic status, etc.  Find supporting or opposing articles that you can integrate into your paper.
  8. Do you agree with Porfessor Roesler's main point? If so, why (cite evidence from the lecture or your chosen  articles)?  If not, why not (again, cite evidence from the articles)?
  9. Your paper must have evidence of the competencies from Social Sciences, a works cited page with at least 3 sources. 

Event creator:  Jane Wright