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Introduction to U.S. Government and Politics

POSC 121: Introduction to U.S. Government and Politics

Spring 2018

An Optimistic Course Schedule:

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

Week

Open to Debate Readings

American Government Examined Readings

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

1
1/29-2/4

Ch. 1 What Government Does

 

Introductory Discussion Board

2
2/5-2/11

 

Ch. 2 Declaration of Independence
Ch. 2 Paine

 

3
2/12-2/18

Ch. 2 Constitution

Ch. 2 U.S. Constitution

Open to Debate/NSSPress.com test

4
2/19-2/25

Monday 2/20 Presidents’ Day

Ch. 2 Federalist #10
Ch. 2 Federalist #51
Ch. 2 Anti-Federalist #1
Ch. 2 Aichinger

Short Essay

5
2/26-3/4

Ch. 3 Civil Liberties

 

 

Blackboard Quiz

6
3/5-3/11

Ch. 4 Civil Rights

Ch. 4 Susan B. Anthony
Ch. 4 Martin Luther King

Discussion Board

7
3/12-3/18

Ch. 5 Federalism

Ch. 5 Lincoln
Ch. 5 Stadelmann

 

8
3/19-3/25

Ch. 6 Public Opinion

Ch. 10 Mill

Short Essay
Spring Break 3/26-3/30

9
4/2-4/8

Ch. 7 Interest Groups

Ch. 7 Eisenhower
Ch. 7 Newton
Ch. 14 Johnson

Open to Debate/NSSPress.com test

10
4/9-4/15

Ch. 8 Parties

Ch. 9 Campaigns

Ch. 8 Candee
Ch. 8 Newton
Ch. 9 Saffell

Blackboard Quiz

11
4/16-4/22

Ch. 10 Media

Ch. 6 Braunwarth
Ch. 6 Lakoff
Ch. 10 Parenti
Ch. 10 Chomsky

Discussion Board

12
4/23-4/29

Ch. 11 Congress

Ch. 11 Dewhirst

11/9 Last day to drop classes

13
4/30-5/6

Ch. 12 Presidency

Ch. 12 Dewhirst

Open to Debate/NSSPress.com test

14
5/7-5/13

Ch. 13 Judiciary

Ch. 13 Saffell
Ch. 13 Meese
Ch. 13 Brennan

Short Essay

15
5/14-5/20

Ch. 14 Foreign Policy

Ch. 14 Stadelmann

Ch. 15 Reich

16
5/21-5/27

Ch. 15 Economic and Social Policy

 

Blackboard Quiz

Deadline to contact instructor regarding any missing or incorrect scores 5/27

Finals Week
5/29-6/4

 

 

 

Last Updated: 01/28/2018
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