Fall 2010 Syllabus - Political Science 103: Introduction to...

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Political Science 103: Introduction to Political Science Fall 2010 Monday and Wednesday: 9:00-9:50, AUP 170 Kimberly J. Rice, Instructor Roxie Robinett Bolton Hall 617B Bolton Hall 621 Office Hours: MW 10:30-11:30 Office Hours: Tuesdays 11:30-1:30 K JJ 4@ UWM . EDU RLPIRI @ UWM . EDU (414) 229-4484 Course Description This course is designed to introduce students to the field of political science. A diverse field of study, this course presents basic concepts, theories, and questions. This is a survey course that covers a wide range of topics including concepts of political power and ideology as well as more specific theories regarding political behavior. We will also be covering political institutions, some comparative political systems, and international relations. Because this is a survey course, we may not be able to cover each topic in depth; however, the goal is for students to finish the course with a broad understanding of general topics in political science. Required Texts 1. Ethridge, Marcus E., and Howard Handelman. 2010. Politics in a Changing World: A Comparative Introduction to Political Science , 5 th ed. Boston, MA: Wadsworth. (Hereafter E/H) 2. Tinder, Glenn. 2009. Political Thinking: The Perennial Questi ons, 6 th ed. New York: Pearson Longman. (Hereafter Tinder) The texts are available at the UWM bookstore. Used copies of each book should also be available in the bookstore or online sites, such as Amazon. The Tinder book has been around for a while and any 6 th edition copy of the book, regardless of publisher or year, will be fine. Both books are on 2 hour reserve at the library. Online Resources Two main websites can help you in this course. The first is the D2L site, which can be accessed directly from the UWM Homepage using the “Quick Links” section. The syllabus as well as other pertinent forms will be posted on the D2L site. The power point slides used in lecture will be posted before each lecture topic has been covered in class. It should be noted that the power
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2010 for the course POLI SCI 103-401 taught by Professor Clardie during the Spring '10 term at Wisconsin Milwaukee.

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