Examine the Mastery Mini-Cases (listed below). Mark each item as: Clearly a conflict, Not a conflict, or Maybe a conflict. State the reasoning behind your classification of each case (The material you cite in your discussion/explanation can be material beyond Module 1 – However, you must use material from this module as a large part of your discussion/explanation – your submission should show mastery of course content.
3 pages, APA style (title page/reference list do not count towards page count)
*Links for the mastery mini-cases:
1. You are waiting to get your free tickets to a concert on campus. Four students arrive and get in line while thanking the person ahead of you for saving a place for them. You are very annoyed.
2. You have been planning for months to go home with your roommate over the holiday break and visit his family. One day, your roommate says you should “find something else to do over break because I’m going skiing with some friends.” You can’t believe he said this and hotly reply, “Hey, we’ve been planning our trip for months. If you switch out now because you got a better deal, you are a scumbag.”
3. You are house-training your puppy. He is far enough along to know what you want him to do, but he gets mad when you are gone all day and urinates on the kitchen floor.
4. A newly married couple differs on what to do with their money. He wants to save and invest to build wealth and buy items only when enough cash is saved to make the purchase. She wants to borrow money and get a new plasma television right now. They have the same conversation several nights in a row. After the last episode, he sleeps on the couch.
5. Two members of the debate team argue for and against changing national policies based on the effects of climate change.
6. You trip over an uneven sidewalk in front of the student union center and break your ankle. You are trying to decide whether to sue the university for damages.
7. Your sister keeps texting you about how crummy her car is. You realize that the reason he told you about her car problems was because she wanted to borrow your car again. You don’t want to lend it to her, so you actively avoid answering her texts or going places she might be for the next week.
8. Your professor makes a comment that people of “your generation,” as a whole, are less patriotic than her generation. You are offended and tell your friend about it.