POLS Syllabus

POLS Syllabus - Introduction to American Government KSU...

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Introduction to American Government KSU POLS 1101 (Section 18, CRN 10439) Matthew L. Gunning T-TH 12:30-1:45 Social Science 1017, Spring 2010 mgunning@kennesaw.edu Office Hours: by appointment Office: Social Science 5086 Course Description: The class will acquaint students with the basic structure and operation of the United States government. The course will be divided into three sections. In the first third of the class we will consider the political and constitutional history of the United States. Then we will examine institutions and practices that link citizens to their government. Finally, we will explore the structure and operation of the three branches of the federal government in greater detail. Required Texts: Janda, Berry and Goldman. The Challenge of Democracy, 9 th or 10 th Edition Course Components Exam I 250 Points Federalist Assignment 50 Points Exam II 250 Points Movie Quiz 50 Points Exam III 250 Points Campaign Assignment 50 Points Extra Credit Attendance: 1 Point per class attended There are a potential of 900 points available for each required element of the class. There are up to 30 points available as attendance extra credit. The exams are the major elements that determine your class grade. I will provide a Review Sheet to guide your preparation for each exam. Exams will consist of around 60 questions using a variety of formats (multiple choice, true or false, fill in the blank and matching). There is no final exam in this class . Each assignment will require you to read (or watch) something and answer questions about the
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This note was uploaded on 06/16/2011 for the course POLS 1101 taught by Professor Taylor during the Spring '06 term at Kennesaw.

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