PO 336 Media & Public Administration
S1J 2012 DN
January 18, 2012 to March 7, 2012
5:30 - 10:00 PM
Textbook: Graber, Doris A., Mass Media and American Politics, 8th Edition, Congressional Quarterly Press. ISBN: 978-1-60423-460-9
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Educational Philosophy: The instructors philosophy is based on learning through sharing information and experiences. The instructor will use lecture, discussion of current events, case studies, guest speakers, and assigned readings to engage students in the understanding of the media. Students will also participate in mock interviews and press conferences. Students will also examine case studies of media situations and critically examine them. 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 attendance, quizzes, final exam, two press releases, a writing assignment from the News War documentary, reflection writings and a case study paper. The quizzes and exam 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.
Late Submission of Course Materials: The press releases, television viewing log and case study may be turned in ONE DAY late with a 50% penalty (assignments are due by 11:59 pm on the due date). The class participation grade and attendance grade will also be negatively affected by any absences.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to be on time and participate in discussions. Cell phones should be turned on vibrate. Students may only answer emergency calls during class. Chronic tardiness will result in a reduction of the attendance and class participation points.
chapter discussion and guest speaker
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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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96
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