PO 320 American Foreign Policy
F2T 2010 DL
Watras, Kenneth A.
M.A., Boston University, International RelationsM.A., Norwich University, Military HistoryB.A., Ohio State, Political Science; Park University, History
Textbook: McCormick, James (2010). American Foreign Policy & Process. 5th ed. Boston, MA:
Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
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Educational Philosophy: Course material is presented using a variety of methods including lecture, required readings, discussion, and multimedia. Students are evaluated based on competency standards and demonstrated improvement in written assignments, discussion, and exams.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Each discussion response must contain a detailed analysis of the scholarly issues in the text and/or assigned websites, at least 100 words, and a parenthetical citation in APA format. A References list for a discussion response is optional when using only the text. Include a References list when using assigned online references and any external sources.
Each peer response must thoughtfully respond to a classmate's response regarding a scholarly issue of foreign policy and contain at least 25 words.
Each assignment essay must include 2-3 pages of substantive analysis, include parenthetical citations and a References page in APA format, and use double spacing, 12-pitch, preferably Times Roman, font.
The term paper must include detailed analysis, integrate 5 or more scholarly sources, credit sources using parenthetical citations or footnotes (depending on the format), and contain 5 or more pages of analysis, plus a References page in APA or Chicago format. The References page is in addition to the 5 full page minimum.
Note: The overwhelming majority of your responses and assignment essays must be in your own words. If you quote, do so sparingly and explain how the quote supports your argument. Enclose any quoted excerpts from a source or sources in quotation marks and credit the source(s) with a parenthetical citation. Also credit the source of paraphrased information using a parenthetical citation or footnote depending on the format. The use of online scholarly sources in Doc Sharing is permissible. Consult a writing guide for guidance and samples of APA formatted citations and References page. The use of encyclopedias, Wikipedia, Encarta, Cliffnotes, Sparknotes, Answers.com, About.com, and other free or for-purchase essays and papers is strictly prohibited. Contact the instructor and/or a reputable writing guide if you have questions on a source and/or documentation.
Discussion Board 8 @ 5 pts = 40
Assignment Essays 4 @ 20 pts = 80
Term Paper 1 @ 80 pts = 80
Exams 2 @ 100 pts = 200
Total points available: 400
A = 90 - 100% (or 360 to 400 points)
B = 80 - 89% (or 320 to 359 points)
C = 70 - 79% (or 280 to 319 points)
D = 60 - 69% (or 240 to 279 points)
F = <60% (239 or fewer points)
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Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The fundamental objective of this course is to learn. That means we must all work together and learn from each other. In order to accomplish this, we must treat each other with respect and use proper Netiquette. Everyone will have the opportunity and freedom to express their ideas. Be sure to review the Park Student Code of Conduct.
1 McCormick, Chapters 1 & 2
2 Assignment 1; McCormick, Chapters 3 & 4
3 Assignment 2; McCormick, Chapters 5 & 6
4 Exam 1; McCormick, Chapter 7
5 Assignment 3; McCormick, Chapters 8 & 9
6 Assignment 4; McCormick, Chapters 10 & 11
7 Research Paper; McCormick, Chapter 12
8 McCormick, Chapter 13; Final Exam
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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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
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