PO 336 Media & Public Administration
S2B 2010 BL
Raya, Ginger Pineda
MPA-Public AdministrationBA-Organizational Communications/PR
7:40 - 10:10 PM
Graber, Mass Media and American Politics. 5th Edition, 1997. ISBN: 0-87187-768-6
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Educational Philosophy: The instructors philosophy is based on interactive lecture, discussion of current events, case studies, guest speakers, and assigned readings to engage students in the understanding of public relations efforts of administrators, and the reporting of the media. Students are expected to come to class prepared to engage in discussion of the material.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: The class assessment will consist of chapter discussions, quizzes, mid-term exam and final exam, and a case study paper. The quizzes and exams will cover the material from the assigned readings and the lecture. Students will also prepare questions for the guest speakers that will need to be turned in at the beginning of the class period.
Grading: Chapter Discussions 20%
Case Study 20%
Mid-Term Exam 20%
Final Exam 20%
Late Submission of Course Materials:
The case study may be turned in ONE DAY late with a 50% penalty (assignments are due by 11:59 PM MST on the due date). A missed quiz may not be made up and will result in a zero regardless of the classification of the absence. The mid-term or final may be made up at the discretion of the instructor with a valid excuse. A valid excuse would need to be documented by the student to the satisfaction of the instructor. Without a valid excuse or proper documentation, the student will receive a zero.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to arrive on time, participate in discussions, and remain for the duration of each class. All communication devices must remain in off mode or silenced while in the classroom. Texting in class is also prohibited. In the event of an emergency, please step out of the room to take any calls.
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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
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Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
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