Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
The Missouri Constitution (copy will be provided by instructor).
Bill Gilbert, This City, This Man: The Cookingham Era in Kansas City, ICMA, 1978 (out of print). Most area libraries have copies.
Richard Hardy and others, Missouri Government and Politics, University of Missouri Press, 1995. Most area libraries have copies.
Kansas City Star. Class will follow state political events weekly.
A critical survey of the major trends in state and local government in the United States, with special emphasis on the governmental practices of the State of Missouri and problems of municipal government in Kansas City. 3:0:3
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The instructor will encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
To be able to function in society as an informed and intelligent citizen.
Examinations, quizzes, presentations, projects, papers, individual class participation, etc.
Two examinations worth 50 points each. Depending upon enrollment, one or both of the following may be added by the instructor at the first class meeting: an outside project worth 50 points; and class participation worth 50 points.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
The only way to have a late assignment accepted is to contact the instructor in advance of the assignment deadline.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Successful government is dependent upon good citizenship and participation. The classroom operates in the same way.
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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Good citizenship and academic integrity are very important to a successful experience in this class.
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100
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. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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 .
Please contact the instructor at the beginning of the term if you have any special needs.
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