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:
- Attend the presentation from 10-11:20 a.m. Tuesday, September 16, 2014, in the SSB Auditorium.
Presented by Paul Roesler, Professor Political Science
- Compose a minimum 4-5 page summary of the event you experienced, with a research component. (minimum 3 sources)
- Keep in mind the competencies in Social Sciences as you write an account of your experiences.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)?
- Your paper must have evidence of the competencies from Social Sciences, a works cited page with at least 3 sources.
Event creator: Jane Wright