PS1010 AMERICAN GOVERNMENTSECTION: 001 Course Reference# 31845 LOCATION: Web Course – Completely Online INSTRUCTOR: Rochelle Allen OFFICE HOURS: Wednesday 6-9 p.m. as arranged by telephonePHONE: 313-838-2954 MOBILE: 313-204-7827 FAX: 313-273-4104 EMAIL: [email protected]TEXTBOOKSRequired:Christine Barbour and Gerald Wright, Keeping the Republic: Power and Citizenship in American Politics, 6th Brief Edition.ISBN-13: 978-1-4833-5289-3 (pbk) available at http://cqpress.com/product/Wayne-State-BUNDLE-Barbour-KeepingOptional:Michigan State Profiles SupplementISBN: 978-1-4833-7466-6 COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to provide a broad overview of the government of the United States, including the politics and functions of American governmental institutions, public policy and policy-making processes, and the role of citizens in the political process. It teaches the role ordinary people play in the political process and to explore how we might make a difference through informed participation. COURSE LEARNING OBECTIVES(At the end of the course, you will be able to):Describe the main political institutions, processes, and policies of the United States;Compare and contrast the American political system at different stages of its development and identify the major factors that contributed to change in the political system over time;Use the knowledge, concepts, and critical thinking skills from the course to make well-reasoned and informed political decisions;Appreciate the ways in which your personal interests are at stake in the political process and ways that you might participate in that process in ways that extend beyond voting;Make a persuasive argument about American institutions, processes, or policies supported by concepts from the course.UNIVERSITY GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT This course may be used to satisfy the University General Requirement in American Society and Institutions. Students should be mindful that they cannot use more than one course from the same department or program in satisfying the General Education Group Requirements.
LATE OR MISSED QUIZZES/ASSIGNMENTS All assignments are due at midnight on the deadline day. Late assignments will be penalized 10% per week, beginning after the deadline. The learner must contact the instructor and make arrangements if he/she has a valid reason for an exception, and a revised due date can be negotiated.