Syllabus-1 - The Politics of Poverty Political Science...

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The Politics of Poverty Political Science 4000-2 Tues, Thurs 10:40-12:00 Dr. Belinda Creel Davis 220 Coates Hall 232 Stubbs Hall Office Hrs: by appointment 578-2129 Monday 9:30-11:30 [email protected] Thursday 2:00-3:00 The purpose of this course is to introduce poverty as the key to understanding some of the most important problems facing our county. The class will start by defining public policy and its origins. We will then move to a discussion of how we define poverty, its causes, and our choice of solutions. Because poverty has been defined as a problem worthy of national government attention since the 1930s, any discourse on poverty is inherently a political one. Course Requirements You are expected to come to class prepared to participate in the discussion of the day’s reading assignment. There is no textbook for this course. All of the class readings can be downloaded from the Moodle website or found via a link on the Moodle website. An * next to a class date indicates a Moodle download reading assignment. All students must abide by the Student Academic Honor Code. Cheating will not be tolerated. All electronic devices (cell phones, ipads, laptops, etc) must be placed inside a zipped backpack during exams. Failure to place electronic devices inside a zipped backpack will be considered cheating. Exams There are three exams in the course. Each exam is worth 120 points and will consist of twenty-five multiple choice questions (2 points each) and seven short answer questions (10 points each). If you miss an exam, you may take a makeup exam the first Tuesday after the regular exam at 7:30 am in my office. If you cannot take the makeup exam on that Tuesday at 7:30 am, I require a doctor’s note or obituary in order for you to schedule another time. Makeup exams consist of two essay questions worth 60 pts each. Quizzes
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2010 for the course BIO 1000 taught by Professor Dkdjs during the Spring '10 term at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

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