Concept Paper for Class Activity

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COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCES AND EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE
PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE (POG 222)

CONCEPT PAPER FOR CLASS ACTIVITY

OBJECTIVE

Provide an avenue for Political Science students of Columban College to articulate their views vis-à-vis social and political issues on local, national and international milieu utilizing the rules of Parliamentary Procedure within the parameters of democratic process.

MECHANICS

There shall be six (6) issues to be given a resolution [two (2) local issues, two (2) national issues and two (2) international issues].

There shall be a total of eight (8) sessions. The first session will be devoted for the formulation and adoption of internal rules, definition and inauguration of the deliberative body’s organizational structure and identification and approval of issues to be debated. During the course of the second to the seventh session, the identified and approved issues will be debated upon by the members, respectively. Local issues shall be discussed in the second and third sessions, national issues shall be discussed in the fourth and fifth sessions, and international issues shall be discussed in the sixth and seventh sessions. The eighth session will be for the final reading and adoption of proposed resolutions for the issues discussed by the body.

The instructor will appoint a presiding officer for the first session; the appointed officer will get an academic incentive. During the said session, there shall be a raffle among the members which object is to appoint presiding officers for the second to the seventh session. Each member, including the one who presided over the first session, should be able to preside once over the second to the seventh session. Still in the preliminary session, members shall elect among themselves someone to preside over the final session. It should be noted that the elected presiding officer for the last session shall also get an academic incentive (this...
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