Controversial Questions


Transcript: 12/14/2017: KOAA (NBC) … happening now– controversy at u-c-c-s swirling around a final… given to communications students… or more specifically — a question on the test… discussing rape. news five’s mark boyle reports… this is the test question under fire from a gender e this is the test question under fire from a gender communications final exam at u-c- c-s. it implies that one of the four multiple choice answers is a factual claim about rape. the question drew pause from some students in class. austin lacost- uccs student 07:59- all of them seem to be myths, none of them seem to be factual or anything that the book said was even a generalization because a lot of times when you talk about gender and communication there are generalizations that you have to make, but none of these seem to be valid ones.” 08:11 students tell us they felt forced to choose between answering the question as correctly as they knew how … while battling their own moral dilemmas. jessica van buren- uccs student 11:26- i’m just shocked it made it to a final, that’s just really sad, but in the end, we are concerned about our grades, our gpa takes us pretty far, it helps us get our jobs, it helps us advertise ourselves so if you had to answer it, i can understand why.” 11:39 it didn’t take long for this topic to hit social media and national groups like “break the silence against domestic violence”. and it’s a hot topic among students all over campus. cameron drew- uccs student 05:51- i think it’s always been a sensitive topic, so whenever something like this comes up i think it’s usually worth questioning it’s just people will question about it no matter what.” 05:59 the university says they’re looking into the issue. tom hutton- spokesperson, uccs 00:11- certainly the university is aware of the concerns and the appropriate poeple are looking into them, finals just concluded yesterday, so we’re really heading into commencement but the appropriate people are looking into this.” 00:25 students like lacost saying he’s glad someone spoke out… paving the way for others like himself to do the same. austin lacost- uccs student 09:08- if it wasn’t for other students in my class standing up, i might not have done it myself.” 09:11 …