100 INTRO POSTED LECS 1

100 INTRO POSTED LECS 1 - WELCOMETOPOLITICAL SCIENCE100

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    WELCOME TO POLITICAL  SCIENCE 100
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    There are some spaces available in this section of POSC 100. Other sections of POSC 100 also have seats available.  Priority will be given to graduating seniors who need to  complete this course in order to graduate.  Interested  students should give your name and student #  to one of the class TA s .  
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    Introducing the instructors Professor George TA s:  Jaime Alvarez Jennifer Secor
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    Basic Course Rules and Expectations Because POSC 100 is required of all students,  every effort will be made to make the course  manageable, with consistent grading procedures.    The goal of the course grading system is to enable  you to pass POSC 100 with the highest grade  possible.
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    Your grade will reflect two things : Regular attendance Doing the readings concurrently with the lectures
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    Your course grade will be based on four test grades There will be a total of five exams given: four regular  exams and a final exam The exams will be held at the end of each unit, and will  have both essay and objective questions Each exam (incl. the final) will count equally The Final Exam will be comprehensive The best four  grades on these exams will be averaged to  compute your course grade
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    Computing your course grade A = 4 B = 3 [EXAM GRADES] C = 2 D = 1 3.5-4.0 = A 2.5-3.49 = B 2.0-2.49 = C (or CR) 1.0-1.99 = D
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    Class rules No talking or disturbing others during lectures No leaving before class is dismissed (without prior  permission) Professor George will add one point to every student’s  next exam score for every class session in which no one  leaves early and no one is talking during lectures (This will change most students grade by a full letter  grade).
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    LECTURE SLIDES Slides with lecture notes will usually be posted before  class These slides are to guide your note taking in class They are NOT to be used as a substitute for coming to  class .
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    Some of the material for exams will NOT appear  on posted lecture slides.  You will have to actually  attend class to get that material
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    Reading and Exam schedule You should begin reading Chapters 1-5 The First Exam is scheduled for Wednesday, February 24 It will cover Unit 1 (Chapters 1-5 and the lectures through  February 22) The study guide (including the essay questions) will be posted the  week before the exam 
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    Other Calendar Announcements Class will not be held on Monday, February 15 or  Wednesday, February 17.
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  What is Politics? What is Government?
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100 INTRO POSTED LECS 1 - WELCOMETOPOLITICAL SCIENCE100

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