Discussion Questions

Discussion Question 5


Choose ONLY ONE of the following questions and answer it as thoughtfully as possible, after reading the lectures. Then post your answer to the English 103 Message Board by the deadline. Your answer is due no later than Thursday, Oct. 12.

Your responses to other students' answers are due by midnight on Sunday, Oct. 15. In order to get the full 20 points, you MUST respond thoughtfully to at least 3 other people's postings.

We will be using the Canvas Discussion Board for this class. Click on the link below to get to the Canvas portal, sign in, and then click on the box for this class. You will find the "Discussions" link on the left side of the screen:

Discussion Board

Remember: This discussion question is worth a possible 20 points. Late answers will receive 0 points. Points will be assigned according to the thoughtfulness of your answers, not by whether they are "right" or not, since sometimes there is no "right" answer. Just be sure your ideas are supported by the material in the readings.

1. Choose ONE specific conspiracy theory from the past 50 years. Give two pieces of evidence that support it.

2. Give two interpretations of a single, specific historical event. Explain the differences between the two versions.

3. Give two theories of the function of dreams.

When you respond to other people's answers, be sure to post a response of substance, which adds new details or ideas to what they've said, or asks questions for clarification. Don't just say "I agree with your theory" or some variation on that. Really give some thought to what the other student has said and see what you can contribute.