PO 100 American Politics and Citizenship
F1J 2006 IN
M. A., Public Administration, Penn State University
Aug 21 to Oct 14, 2006
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Textbook: Sidlow and Henschen, America at Odds, 5th Edition, paperback, ISBN 0-534-64759-6
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: The textbook's internet site: http://www.americaatodds.com
Course Description: An examination of the role of the citizen in the American political system on the local, state and national levels of government. The impact of urbanization, bureaucratization and technology will be emphasized with reference to their historical development and international dimensions. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Examinations, quizzes, presentations and projects. No formal research papers required.
Grading: You can earn up to 100 points. Six weekly quizzes will each be worth 10 points. A comprehensive final test will be worth 40 points. Grading: A = 91+; B = 81+; C = 71%; D = 61+' F = 60 and below.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Do not submit assignments after the due date.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: For
Week Read Before Class Meets
1. Ch 1 & Append A & http://www.americaatodds.com
2. Ch 2-3 & Append F
3. Ch 4-5
4. Ch 6-10
5. Ch 11-12
6. Ch 13-14
7. Ch 15-16
8. Ch 17 & MO Const
Monitor media reports on current happenings on topics related to PO 100. They will be discussed in class.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 897. Keep in mind that you paid money to attend this face-to-face class.
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Last Updated:6/10/2006 1:40:14 PM