PO 200 American National Government
U1RR 2010 MT
Waldrop-Elam, Maureen R.
Professor of Political Science/Adjunct Faculty
B.S. in Political Science/History from Lander UniversityMPA in Personnel Management from Troy University
665 Falcon Street, Suite 214, Mtn Home AFB
U1RR10 (Summer 2010)
5:00 - 7:30 PM
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Educational Philosophy: We are here to learn together. The course will not consist of me giving lectures, but will include student participation in class discussions. I look forward to learning with you.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Quizzes, Assigned Readings, Issue Portfolio, Classroom Assignments and Participation.
30 Points: Class Assignments and Participation
120 Points: Quizzes (3 Quizzes at 40 Points each)
100 Points: Core Assessment - Issue Portfolio (4 Assignments at 25 Points each)
Students preparation, attendance and active participation are required and will be a part of your final grade. Students should come to class ready to answer basic questions or participate in group activities revolving around the assigned readings for that session. I also suggest students try to read a daily newspaper and/or watch the national news.
Three quizzes will be given to test student comprehension of both the readings and information presented/discussed in class.
The Core Assessment for the class is an Issue Portfolio. The portfolio is a cumulative body of work you will complete throughout the term. The entire portfolio, which will consist of four 2-3 page double-spaced papers, will be handed in at the end of the semester for evaluation and assessment. Your portfolio consists of four parts: a paper prepared that defines the issue (Assignment 1); two papers you will have a choice between two different topics (Assignment 2 and 3) and a paper that describes the type pf political participation you have completed with regards to your issue (Assignment 4). Additional information will be provided on each of these assignments at the beginning of class.
SUGGESTION: For easy reference and study aid keep a notebook in a three ring binder of all class materials. Use dividers of some kind and label each section (Notes, Assignments, Handouts, Quizzes, Misc.)
Grading: Letter Grade Policy - how a letter grade is developed - rounding is 0.5.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Students must submit assignments on time. Each day an assignment is late one letter grade will be deducted and after the third day the assignment will not be accepted. Make-ups tests will be discussed on a case by case basis.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Enter the class with a willingness to learn and be respectful of other students' opinions.
If a schedule adjustment is needed students with be notified by the instructor.
EXAM #1 (1-5)
NO CLASS *
* ASSIGNMENTS/DISCUSSIONS WILL BE ASSIGNED AND COMPLETED VIA THE ONLINE CLASSROOM. COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE PROVIDED DURING WEEK 4.
EXAM #2 (6-11)
FINAL EXAM (12-15)
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The penalties for plagiarism depend upon the degree. Should you be found guilty, the least is an "F" on a the assignment. Failing an entire course is also possibile and, in cases where the charges are grave, a request of expulsion from the university may be made.
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