Overview of Major Assignments in CO150


Part 1: Research Questions -

Are makers of hard liquor being discriminated against by not being allowed to advertise on TV?

Does television advertising increase the overall consumption of alcohol or only the brands that are being advertised?

Are microbrews made better than beer made from larger breweries?

Do age-based drinking laws really work?

Part 2: Argument Claims -

What type of claim is each of the following?

Age-based drinking laws do not work and therefore should be abolished.

Television advertising of alcohol increases the consumption of all alcohol related products.

Microbrews, because they are small and regional, make better beer than giant, generic breweries do.

Makers of hard liquor are being discriminated against because they are not allowed to advertise their products on television.