American Political Event
During the entire class, you should be paying attention to what is going on in the US and abroad. For this discussion, you will be asked three questions. For full credit you must answer each question and then come back and respond to at least two students (one with whom you disagree). These must all be posted on time. Module 1 Discussion Question #1: How has a recent American political event/issue affected you in your daily life? Module 1 Discussion Question #2: Which theory of power, elitism or pluralism, do you believe best describes the American political system? Module 1 Discussion Question #3: What do you believe our lives would be like today IF the Articles of Confederation had NOT be replaced with the US Constitution? Each of your answers should be written in at least one complete paragraph (5-10 sentences per paragraph). In this discussion you should have a minimum of 3 paragraphs. Start by answering each of the questions. To do this, click on Reply and type in your three paragraphs. This is known as your initial post. You will not be able to come back and edit your answers so be sure to check for grammar and cite any sources outside of our lectures and our online textbook. When you are satisfied with your answers, click on Post Reply. You MUST have your answers posted before you may look at any of your fellow students answers (i.e. blank initial posts are not allowed). This initial post is due by NOON on the due date. Now that you have your initial post completed, you will be able to see/read what your fellow students have posted. Find two students’ posts that interests you–one with whom you disagree. Click on Reply, type in why their post interests you and/or why you disagree (4+ sentences) and then click on Post Reply. You MUST respond to two students before 11:59 PM on the due date. ONE OF YOUR RESPONSES MUST BE WITH A STUDENT WITH WHOM YOU DISAGREE. Your responses to other students in this class MUST always be thoughtful and professional. Check again on these Tips on Disagreeing. Anything I deem inappropriate will not receive credit and the student writing the response will be contacted by me. After an initial warning, the student may be asked to drop this class.