Week 2 in Learning Community L!

Looking Ahead

Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE) will be held on Saturday, October 12th from 10:00 AM-12:30 PM the UC Anchor Ballrooms. There will also be a free continental breakfast available at 9:30 AM in the Anchor Lobby. COPE is an immersive role-play learning experience that offers participants an opportunity to gain a glimpse into the lives of individuals and families in our communities that face poverty every day. Through this experience, participants will experience the obstacles that are faced, the decisions that are made, and the consequences that impact these individuals and families daily. Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of the impact that poverty can have on individuals and families in our communities. There will also be a debriefing session after the COPE simulation for participants to share their experience and discuss what changes are necessary to eradicate poverty in our communities.

Please note that the event is free and that anyone can attend. However, space is limited and registration is required. Participants can go to https://dvpam.tamucc.edu/ to register. For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, please contact Angela Walker at angela.walker@tamucc.edu.

  • POLS - MindTap due by 8am for Ch. 3 on 9/12
  • COMM - Communication Models Assignment due in BB by MIDNIGHT on 9/5 P.S. Should we review?
  • Algebra -- Keep up with your algebra!

A Place At The Table Discussion: Thinking about Hunger in America as a Wicked Problem

According to Wikipedia, a wicked problem is defined as "a problem that is difficult or impossible to solve because of incomplete, contradictory, and changing requirements that are often difficult to recognize. The use of the term "wicked" here has come to denote resistance to resolution, rather than evil. Moreover, because of complex interdependencies, the effort to solve one aspect of a wicked problem may reveal or create other problems."

Critical Thinking about the Issue of Hunger in America

  • According to the film, does the issue of hunger in America qualify as a '''wicked problem"?
  • Why is it difficult to "solve" the problem of hunger in America, given the fact that United States is one of the wealthiest nation in the world?
  • What makes hunger in America a complex problem?

Blackboard Tutorial and Notetaking Tips for Dr. Huerta's Class

  • The examples he uses in lecture SHOW UP on the EXAMS!!!

Information Literacy

Let's Take a Quiz


Study your POLS Ch. 1 & 2

Make certain you understand the following terms:

  • federalism
  • 10th Amendment
  • Article 1, Section 8
  • Delegated Powers
  • Implied Powers