When should we question a law, rule, or policy? How do we decide if a law (rule or policy) is just or unjust? Are there hierarchies of effectiveness or “rightness” within the context of rebellion (are some acts of rebellion better than others? Are we justified in rebelling just because we disagree with a law or policy?
This essay should express an integrated reaction to a Symposium speaker/presentation and the corresponding readings. An appropriate paper must express a position on an issue and support it with sound reasoning. It must show competent engagement with all 4 components for the course: lecture presentation, corresponding reading assignments, a personal response to the lecture and readings, and clarity of writing. Your essay has been evaluated on a 5-0 scale according to the quality it shows in content, thesis, organization, development, grammar, punctuation, style, and conventional crediting of sources. Papers will be graded on a 5-0 scale. For best results, follow these criteria carefully. 1. The paper presents a clearly stated thesis that shows your personal response to a specific contemporary issue, problem, or theme. 2 The essay uses effectively and clearly credits examples, ideas, and statements from the lecture in quotations, summaries, and/or paraphrases. 3 The essay uses effectively and clearly credits examples, ideas, and statements from the readings in quotations, summaries, and/or paraphrases. 4 The essay contains few or no significant errors in spelling, grammar, or mechanics, including citation formatting. 5 The essay demonstrates critical thinking in a convincing and coherent argument