Political Science 123
Dr. Robert Lane
Your grade will be based upon the following criteria:
October 8, 2007, 11:30 a.m.
Only e-mail the paper to me if you
cannot make it to class on that date. (Due to the inconvenience of having to print
out your paper, I will deduct 4 pts. from your grade.) Do not send the paper as an
attachment. Instead, simply place it directly into the e-mail itself.
•Writing in complete sentences, coherent paragraphs, and in your own words.
•Not using the second person pronoun “you”.
•Using specific illustrative examples to support your analysis and arguments.
•Explicitly labeling each part of your paper.
•Typing the assignment, using
•Consistently following instructions.
•Using proper grammar, mechanics, spelling, and syntax.
** A reminder that I am unavailable for assisting you on this paper after 11:30 a.m.,
October 7, 2007. *
[15 pts. / 5 pts. each]
of the following questions: [You need to
clearly demonstrate that you attentively viewed the films shown in class by referring to
something specific in the film.]
a) On September 11, we watched two films: Answer one of the following questions:
– Drawing upon the
“I Have A Dream”
film, in a substantive paragraph explain
why so many Americans consider this to be a great speech.
– Drawing upon the
“Key Constitutional Concepts: Creating the
film, in a substantive paragraph describe two key compromises made by
the delegates meeting in Philadelphia.
b) The history of nursing in the United States was presented in
Need Not Apply”
. Drawing upon this film, describe two obstacles that nurses had to
overcome to establish their profession.
c) Drawing upon the
film, in a substantive paragraph discuss to
what extent you think similar negative stereotypes presently exist in American popular
culture (TV, movies, music, etc.).
d) Drawing upon the film
“Eyes on the Prize: Bridge to Freedom”
. Describe two
insights the film provides about the struggle for the right to vote for Blacks in the
This section requires you to draw upon and respond to class discussions and lectures.
of these three questions (Qs 2, 3, & 4).
2. [5 pts.] In a substantive paragraph, discuss to what extent your family shaped and
influenced your political socialization.
3. [5 pts.] In a substantive paragraph, discuss what issues are/will be especially
important to you when you vote in the 2008 election.
4. [5 pts.] In a substantive paragraph, discuss what “voting cues” (besides political