Syllabus 2009-2010

Syllabus 2009-2010 - Valencia Community College United...

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Valencia Community College United States Government I Class Syllabus for POS 2041 Classroom Version Summer B 2011, 6/21 – 8/2 CRN: 34735 Instructor John Tobia Political Science Department Contact Information Office: 3-332 Hours: 30 minutes before and after class (and by appointment) Phone: (407) 299-5000 ext. 4893 (work) (321) 591-4990 (cell) E-mail: jtobia@valenciacc.edu (work) ufgator9899@yahoo.com (home) Grading Exams (3) 75% Short Papers (2) 20% Participation 5% 100-90 A 89-80 B 79-70 C 69-60 D 59-0 F Exams There will be three exams—each accounting for 25% of your final grade. They will consist of fifty multiple-choice questions. Paper #1 Political Socialization is the process in which an individual acquires their political beliefs. Factors of political socialization include: family, peers, religion, race, gender, and education. This assignment will be a two page paper on the factors of political socialization that have affected you.
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Paper #2 In 2002, Michael Moor directed a documentary about guns entitled “Bowling for Columbine.” We will watch the movie as a class assignment during the semester. This assignment will be a two-page paper that will answer the following questions: 1. Was the documentary a fair assessment of guns in our society? Why or why not? 2. Has this documentary changed your views in any way? How? Participation Participation includes, but is not limited to: regular attendance, taking part in classroom discussions, asking questions, etc. Textbook
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