PO 210 Comparative Political Systems
S1LL 2013 LR
Hicks, Alfred B.
M.S. International Relations, Troy State UniversityDoctor of Theology, ThD, Baptist Seminary of GeorgiaDoctor of Philosophy, PhD, Baptist Seminary of Georgia
LRAFB Education Center
15 minutes prior and after class
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5:00 - 10:00 PM
Kesselman, Krieger and Joseph, 2013. Comparative Politics 5th edition. Wadsworth Publishing. ISBN: 978-0547216294.
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My educational philosophy is one of inter-action based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations, internet, and writings. I will engage each student in collective learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The two course exams will consist of essay and short response questions. Each course exam will encompass 25% of the final grade, or 50% of the total grade. The research paper will encompass 40% of the total grade. The final 15% of the grade consist of attendance and class participation.
The research paper topic will be selected from a list provided at the first class meeting. All research papers are due at the 7th class session.
The research paper is intended to be a scholarly effort and must include at least five sources. Wikipedia is NOT a source. The paper should be a minimum of 10 pages in length. The paper must include a bibliography or end notes, cover page, etc. The paper should focus on the political institutions, policies, and future of a state not covered in the course.
Evaluation and Grading:
Evaluation Policy: A numerical grading system will be utilized for each examination. The total points possible for this course is 350 points. These points are divided into two essay examinations of 100 points each; and, a research paper with a value of 100 points. Class attendance and participation in class is worth bonus points of 50 points max value. The final examination will have both a unit section and a comprehensive section.
The grading scale used for this course for evaluation purposes is as follows:
F= Below 60%
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(1) There are NO make-up examinations or early exams.
(2) Missed examinations are recorded as a score of ZERO.
(3) If a student is absent for the final examination the score will be ZERO unless the student has completed all paperwork (office and instructor) to receive an incomplete ‘I’ grade.
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The fundamental objective of this course is to learn. That means we learn from each other. In order to accomplish this, we must treat each other with respect and use proper classroom manners. Everyone will have the opportunity and freedom to express their ideas. Review the Park handbook as pertains to classroom behavior.
Class Meetings and Schedule.
Class One- Intro to course
Selection of paper topics
Class Two-Chapters 3-5
Class Three--Chapters 6-7
Class 4-Test #1
Class Five-Chapters 8-9
Class Six-Chapters 10-11
Class Seven-Turn in Research Papers
Class Eight-Test #2
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