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Duncan131-2 - Current World Problems POLS 131 Section 2 MWF...

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Current World Problems POLS 131 Section 2 MWF 12:00 – 12:50 p.m. Spring 2008 Instructor : Dr. Pamela Duncan Office hours: Monday and Wednesday 10 – 11 a.m.; Tuesday 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.; and by appointment Office: Clark C-330 Telephone: (970) 491-6083 Email: duncanp@lamar.colostate.edu Teaching Assistants : Michelle Logan Derek Meyers Office: 122 Johnson Hall Office: C344-H Clark Office hours:10:30–12 Wednesday and Friday Office hours:1–2 Monday and Wednesday Email: mmlogan@lamar.colostate.edu Email: dmmeyers@simla.colostate.edu Texts : Kelleher and Klein, Global Perspectives: A Handbook for Understanding Global Issues , 2 nd edition. Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006. ISBN: 0-13-189260-6. Noted in your text as KK. Reserve readings as assigned (please see attached instructions to access reserve readings). Course Objectives : The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with some of the important problems and issues that impact the world today. However, please note that this is NOT merely a course in current events . Through readings, lectures and discussions, students should leave the course with an understanding of what lies beneath the issues and actions that impact world politics. Current world problems will be viewed within the contexts of several broad themes and varying perspectives. Course Requirements and Evaluation : You are expected to attend class and keep up with the assigned readings. The lectures will supplement the readings, and will include information that the readings do not cover. You will be tested on both reading and lecture material. I DO NOT ANTICIPATE CURVING THE GRADES. Students will be evaluated in terms of point totals at the end of the session. You are welcome to see me at any time during the session to assess your progress. There will be a total of 500 points possible, based on the following: 3 midterm exams @ 100 each 300 Final exam 150 P a p e r 5 0 TOTAL 500
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Exams: You will have a total of four exams, each worth the points indicated above. The exams will be closed-notes, closed-book and will cover the readings AND the lecture material. The midterms will consist of both multiple-choice and essay questions.
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