Social Issue discussion board unit 4

 

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The Discussion Board (DB) is part of the core of online learning. Classroom discussion in an online environment requires the active participation of students and the instructor to create robust interaction and dialogue. Every student is expected to create an original response to the open-ended DB question as well as engage in dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the week. At the end of each unit, DB participation will be assessed based on both level of engagement and the quality of the contribution to the discussion.

At a minimum, each student will be expected to post an original and thoughtful response to the DB question and contribute to the weekly dialogue by responding to at least two other posts from students. The first contribution must be posted before midnight (Central Time) on Wednesday of each week. Two additional responses are required after Wednesday of each week. Students are highly encouraged to engage on the Discussion Board early and often, as that is the primary way the university tracks class attendance and participation.

The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each unit.

Part I

Read the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the following cases:

  • Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973)

http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=U.S.&vol=410&invol=113

  • Planned Parenthood of Southern PA v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992)

http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=U.S.&vol=505&invol=833

Part II

Discuss the following question:

  • What specific language in the U.S. Supreme Court decision may have contributed to the ongoing debate to overrule Roe v. Wade?

Include the following in your Discussion Board postings and responses:

  • Main points of the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in both cases
  • Examples of how the powers enumerated in the U.S. Constitution for each branch of government have shifted over the years as a result of decisions made by the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.

For more information on APA, please visit the APASTYLE Lab.

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