Lecture1 - Syllabus&Introduction AmericanGovernment POL1101...

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American Government POL 1101 Dr. Daniel Matisoff
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About me: Dr. Dan Matisoff B.A. – Econ / Intl Relations – Univ of Pennsylvania Ph.D. – Public Policy – Indiana University Office 308 (DM Smith) Phone: 404.385.2623 Cell: 404.219.7127
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Office Hours, etc By Appointment Cell # is in case of emergency only… recognize appropriate (and inappropriate) times / uses Lunch Meetings? Periodically scheduled 11 – 12 (T or R); 12 – 1 (M or W) … can meet for brownbag & talk about current policy issues Smith 108
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Aims of the course An institutional approach to American Government (lecture approach) A values approach to American Government (book approach) To make you intelligent citizens, able to think critically about politics, government, and policy To give an introduction to government, social science, economics, and political science
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Expectations Come to class Participate (it makes the class more enjoyable) Do your readings Be respectful (no texting during class) Be courteous Learn & have fun
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If you’re struggling Make sure you’re doing your readings Make sure you’re coming to lecture Take notes in class / stay awake Come see me Also, read Washington Post (Or NYT) Additional articles posted online
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Grades Policy Memo – Group Grade 70 points (8.75%) Policy Memo – Individual Grade 80 points (10%) Midterm x 2 (100 pts ea) 200 points (25%) Final Exam 150 points (18.8%) Individual Essay Assignment 210 pts (26.25%) Participation / pop quizzes 90 points (11.25%) Total = 800 points (100%)
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Books / Required Materials Janda, Berry, & Goldman. The Challenge of Democracy . 11th edition. (10th edition is OK too). Waldman, Steven. The Bill: How Legislation Really
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