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POSC 120 Online

POSC 120: Introduction to Politics and Political Analysis

Fall 2017

Methods of Evaluation:

  • Six blackboard quizzes (20 points each):  120
  • Four discussion boards (20 points each):  80
  • Three short essays (20 points each): 60
  • Final exam:  100
  • Good karma (academic honesty, turn things in on time, college-level writing and communications):  infinite
  • Total points (I will drop the lowest quiz or discussion board; 360-20=320):  340 points


Your final grade is not curved and will be assigned according to the following table, including pluses and minuses as appropriate:
A = 90%+       (outstanding work)
B = 80-89%    (very good work)
C = 70-79%    (average, satisfactory work)
D = 60-69%    (below average, marginal work)
F = 0-59%       (unsatisfactory work)

 An Optimistic Course Schedule: 

Assignments are all due on Sunday at 11:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 

Week

Novel Approach to Politics Readings

American Government Examined Readings

Assignments
(due at 11:00 p.m.)

1

8/21-8/27

Ch. 1 Introducing the Ancient Debate

Ch. 1 Introduction

Introduction Discussion Board 

2

8/28-9/3

 

 

 

3

9/4-9/10

Ch. 2 Why Government

Watch or Read One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (necessary for upcoming assignment)

Essay

4

9/11-9/17

 

 


Blackboard Quiz 1: Chs. 1, 2

5

9/18-9/24

 

 

Power v. Freedom Discussion Board (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)

6

9/25-10/1

Ch. 3 Governing Society

 

 

7

10/2-10/8

 

Ch. 1 Milgram 
Ch. 5 Maslow

Ch. 5 Kohlberg

Milgram, Maslow, and Kohlberg Essay

8

10/9-10/15

Ch. 4 Government’s Role in the Economy

 

Blackboard Quiz 2: Chs. 3, 4

9

10/16-10/22

 

Ch. 15 Introduction
Ch. 15 Parenti

Ch. 15 Judt
Ch. 15 Braunwarth

Government and the Economy Discussion Board

10

10/23-10/29

Ch. 5 Structures and Institutions
Ch. 6 The Executive

Ch. 12 Dewhirst

Blackboard Quiz 3: Chs. 5, 6

11

10/30-11/5

Ch. 7 The Legislature
Ch. 8 Bureaucracy

 

Blackboard Quiz 4: Chs. 7, 8

12

11/6-11/12


Political Economy Week

 

11/9 Last day to drop classes

Discussion Board

13

11/13-11/19

 

Ch. 1 Plato

Ch. 1 Thoreau

Ch. 4 King 


Political Philosophy Essay

14

11/20-11/26

Ch. 9 Courts and Law
Ch. 10 The Democratic Ideal

Ch. 13 Federalist #78
Ch. 3 Braunwarth

Ch. 8 Newton

Thanksgiving Weekend

15

11/27-12/3

Ch. 11 Media 
Ch. 12 International Politics


Ch. 14 Johnson

Ch. 14 Walter

Blackboard Quiz 5: Chs. 9,10

16

12/4-12/10

Ch. 13
Ch. 14 Political Culture

Ch. 15 Lastest Chapter

 

Blackboard Quiz 6: Chs. 11,12, 13, 14

Deadline to contact instructor regarding any missing or incorrect scores 12/7

Finals Week

12/11-12/16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 10/26/2017
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