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Weekly Schedule

 Credit: ½    Prerequisites: None
 Weeks: 6   Attendance:  Mandatory Weekly Attendance

 Special Note: This course will be taught using current issues. Issues covered may change from semester
 to semester.


 Week 1 - Introduction

Assignments Percentage
Assignment 1: Fact vs Opinion Worksheet 7.5%
Assignment 2: Problem Solving Skills Practice 15%
Assignment 3: Problem Solving Skills Practice 2 15%
Assignment 4: Evidence Practice 1 7.5%
Assignment 5: Evidence Practice 2 7.5%
Assignment 6: ASSESSMENT - Week 1 Quiz 47.5%

 Week 2 - Debate Issue 1

Assignments Percentage
Assignment 1: Prereading Assignment 4.8%
Assignment 2: Article 1: Article Questions Worksheet 9.5%
Assignment 3: Article 2: Article Questions Worksheet 9.5%
Assignment 4: For / Against Worksheet 9.5%
Assignment 5: Position Paper 38.1%
Assignment 6: Discussion Board 1 - Issue 14.3%
Assignment 7: Discussion Board 2 - Current Events 14.3%

 Week 3 - Problem Solving Issue 1

Assignments Percentage
Assignment 1: Prereading Assignment 4.8%
Assignment 2: 5Ws Article Questions 9.4%
Assignment 3: Problem Identification Worksheet 4.8%
Assignment 4: Problem Solution Worksheet 1 4.8%
Assignment 5: Problem Solution Worksheet 2 4.8%
Assignment 6: Problem Solution Worksheet 3 4.8%
Assignment 7: Letter to the Editor Assignment 38.1%
Assignment 8: Discussion Board 28.5%

 Week 4 - Debate & Problem Solving Issue 2

Assignments Percentage
Assignment 1: Prereading Assignment 8.4%
Assignment 2: Article Question Worksheet 16.6%
Assignment 3: Problem Identification Worksheet 16.6%
Assignment 4: Letter to the Editor Assignment 33.4%
Assignment 5: Discussion Board 1 – Issue 12.5%
Assignment 6: Discussion Board 2 – Current Events 12.5%

 Weeks 5 & 6 - Inquiry Issue

Assignments Percentage
Assignment 1: Inquiry Questions Worksheet 19.5%
Assignment 2.1: Inquiry Website Evaluation 1 4.7%
Assignment 2.2: Inquiry Website Evaluation 2 4.7%
Assignment 2.3: Inquiry Website Evaluation 3 4.7%
Assignment 2.4: Inquiry Website Evaluation 4 4.7%
Assignment 3: Inquiry Presentation Project 47.5%
Assignment 4: Discussion Board – Current Events 14.2%