PO 336 The Media and Public Administration
F2F 2006 QU
Mostowy, Thomas C.
Before and After Class
10/15/2006 - 12/16/2006
5:30 - 10:30 PM
Textbook: Graber, Mass Media and Public Policy, 7th ed., CQ Press, ISBN 1-56802-917-9
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Daily Newspapers, i.e. Washington Post, New York Times
Weekly Newsmagazines, i.e. Newsweek, Time, U.S. News and World Report
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor believes in the Socratic method, whereby the teacher and students produce the learning together. Therefore, discussion, disagreement, analysis and argument about the issues presented in the text, lectures, videos and other materials presented in class is encouraged and required, while maintaining respect for the opinions of others. Students should be prepared to apply critical thinking skills to all the issues and opinions presented, especially their own.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Examinations, class participation and project(s)
Grading: Exams: 50% Class Participation: 25% Project(s): 25%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Course materials submiteed late will receive an immediate deduction of 10%, with an additional 10% deduction for each additional class meeting until submitted. No assignments will be accepted after the last class meeting.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Be on time. Be Prepared. Be respectful of others. Be prepared to ask questions and to be questioned. It is the student's reponsibility to obtain and make-up missed assignements.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: In-class and homework assignments will be included as part of the class participation grade. Current events will dominate class discussions so come prepared!
Ch 1 - Media Power
Discussion; Class Project Assigned;
Ch 2 - Ownership and Regulation
Ch 3 - Freedom of the Press
Ch 4 - News Reporting
Ch 5 - Extraordinary Events
Ch 6 - Policy Makers
Ch 7 - Influence on Attitudes and Behavior
Ch 8 - Elections and the Internet
Ch 9 - Who controls the Message
Ch 10 - Courts and State and Local Affairs
Ch 11 - Foriegn Affairs
Ch 12 - Trends and the Future
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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:10/1/2006 10:18:40 PM