PO 210 Comparative Political Systems
S1T 2012 DL
Trout, Alexis M.
Bachelors of Journalism, University of Nebraska-LincolnMasters in Political Science, University of West Florida
1/16/12 - 3/11/12
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Educational Philosophy: This class is meant to provide an open and non-threatening forum for discussion of the many political topics covered. My goal is to facilitate learning through interaction and feedback. While debate is encouraged, any degradation or intolerance of other students’ opinions will not be tolerated.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The analytical quality of the work. (10 points)
How the articles/texts chosen for review contribute to the understanding of the topic. (5 points)
Use of correct grammar and spelling. (5 points)
The paper should include an analysis of the following for the country you select:
The paper should be double-spaced, 8-10 pages in length, and must include a Works Cited page listing a minimum of eight sources (at least four of which should be from academic journals).
The following rubric will be used:
The analytical quality of the work. (60 points)
How the articles/texts chosen for review contribute to the understanding of the topic chosen. (20 points)
Use of correct grammar and spelling. (20 points)
Discussion Board (8 @ 5 pts) = 40
Assignments (3 @ 20 pts) = 60
Paper (1 @ 100 pts) =100
Exams (3 @ 100 pts) =300
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Note that all graded activities are due by midnight Sunday of the respective class week, with the exception of your initial post in each week's discussion which is due by midnight Thursday. Apart from approved excuses and absences (cleared with the instructor prior to the due date), you may expect a penalty of one letter grade reduction per day late for assignments.
Make-ups are never given for quizzes or exams, so do not miss them.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1 Kesselman 1 & 2
2 Assignment 1; Kessleman 3 & 4
3 EXAM 1; Kesselman 5
4 Assignment 2; Kesselman 6 & 7
5 Assignment 3; Kesselman 8 & 9
6 EXAM 2; Kesselman 10
7 Paper; Kesselman 11 & 12
8 Kesselman 13; FINAL EXAM
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