PO 200 American National Government
F1J 2010 DN
MPA, UMKC;BA, Grinnell CollegeFurther study at Harvard Law and graduate of Federal Executive Institute
5:30 - 9:50 PM
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Educational Philosophy: We will learn through lecture, discussion and dialogue. It is critical that all assigned material be read so that students can actively participate in discussions. Questions will be posed to require students to think about issues. The Socratic dialogue will be used to demonstrate the relevance of American Government to today's issues.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Students will be assessed on mastery of the course content through examinations and short papers.
American democracy requires a knowledgeable electorate. Knowledge for the average citizen can best be gained by reading newspapers and news magazines. To support the student in his/her reading, the student will prepare two four page papers based on current news articles. The paper topics are listed in assignments. Each paper will consist of a summary of the news article and an analysis of how the article illustrates information covered in class. Each paper will count 10% of your final grade (i.e., 20% for all the papers).
Factors such as class participation, contribution to the class (i.e., respecting others’ ability to participate) and attendance will count for 10 % of the final grade.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work will not be accepted. Assignments are provided in the syllabus and may be turned in advance if a class is to be missed or may be e-mailed. If there is a significant illness, death in the family or similar event which impacts your ability to attend class and meet course requirements, I must be notified ahead of time (Telephone or e-mail).
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
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Honest disagreement and differences of opinion on issues are critical to the American system. All individuals are expected to treat each other with respect and encourage classmates to articulate their views.
Aug 19 Chapters 1,2
Dec of Ind.
Aug 26 Ch. 3
Federalist 10, 51, 78
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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 92-93Students who plagiarise is this class will fail the course.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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