Week 2 – Discussion 2 POL 201 directions
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
|Week Two Reflection|
|Prepare: Prior to beginning your reflection this week, complete all course readings and assigned videos, and the Discussion, “Policy and Your Life.”|
|Reflect: Once you have completed these assignments, think about how federalism and the U.S. Congress have or will affect your life. The federal structure ensures that there is a clear line between local, state, and federal government regulations, policies, and oversight—sometimes! Think about how federal statues affect your work or will affect your work in the future. Does Congress have oversight of any of the processes or products in your workplace? Do the government regulations, policies, and oversight sometimes conflict with local or state regulations, policies, and oversight?|
|Write: In your initial post of, based on your current or desired job, complete the following:
· Describe how a federal policy affects your current or desired workplace.
· Explain what role Congress has in establishing workplace conditions in your current or desired job.
Fully respond to all parts of the prompt and write your response in your own words. Your initial post should be 200 to 250 words. Support your position with APA citations from two or more of the assigned resources required for this discussion. Please be sure that you demonstrate understanding of these resources, integrate them into your argument, and cite them properly.
|Respond to Peers: By Day 7, respond to at least two of your classmates’ initial posts. Your peer responses should be 75 to 100 words each. As your reply to your classmates, extend the conversation by examining their claims or arguments in more depth or by responding to the posts that they reply to you with. Keep the discussion on target and try to analyze things in as much detail as you can. For instance, you might consider comparing how federal policies affect your workplace to how they affect a different workplace of one of your classmates.|