PO 200 American National Government
S2RR 2011 MTH
Waldrop-Elam, Maureen R.
B.S. in Political Science/History from Lander UniversityMPA in Personnel Management from Troy University
665 Falcon Street, Suite 214 - Mountain Home AFB Education Center
21 March - 15 May 2011
11:00 - 12:15 PM
Textbook: Bardes, Barbara. 2012. American Government and Politics Today: The Essentials 2011-2012. Wadsworth/Cengage Learning
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: Suggested Readings and/or Handouts will be discussed in class. Also, will be located in webliography in the online classroom.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
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.
Number of Points
210 to 250 Points
186 to 209 Points
162 to 185 Points
138 to 161 Points
137 or Below
59.9% or below
Opportunities for Extra Credit may be given at the instructor's discretion.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Students must submit all assignments on time. Each day an assignment is late one letter grade will be deducted after the 3rd day the assignment will not be accepted. A grade of “F” will be assigned.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: American Government can create the opportunity for many discussions. Please enter the class with a willingness to learn and be respectful of other students’ opinions. DO NOT make personal postings or rude comments on the discussion board or in class.
Bardes Chapters 1
Bardes Chapters 2-3
EXAM #1 (Chapters 1-5)
Bardes Chapter 4-5
Bardes Chapter 6-8
Bardes Chapter 9-10
EXAM #2 (Chapter 6-12)
Bardes Chapter 11-12
Bardes Chapter 13-14
Core Assessment due by Midnight Wed.
FINAL EXAM (Chapter 13-15)
Bardes Chapter 15
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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93Plagiarism constitutes academic dishonesty and is a violation of Park University's policy regarding Academic Integrity.
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.
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 95-96ONLINE ATTENDANCE NOTE: Attendance report of Present will be recorded for students who have logged in to the online classroom at least twice during each week of the term. Recording online attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation will be assigned according to the criteria in the Class Assessment section of the syllabus.
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