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POL101 Syllabus Fall 2010

POL101 Syllabus Fall 2010 - Updated POL 101 01 World...

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1 Updated 08/31/2010 POL 101– 01 World Politics (Fall 2010) SYLLABUS Overview: Introduction to the theory and practice of the contemporary international relations through the prism of international security and international political economy. Class hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 8:20– 9:40 am Classroom: SB Union 123 Class homepage: Located on Blackboard Instructor: Oleg Smirnov ([email protected]) Teaching assistant: John Wulforst Office hours: Oleg Smirnov, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:50 – 11:20; Social and Behavioral Sciences Building, N-723. Readings: 1. Textbook: World Politics: Interests, Interactions, and Institutions by Jeffrey Frieden, David Lake, and Kenneth Schultz (2009). 2. Articles posted on Blackboard during the semester. Policy: We strictly follow Stony Brook University honor code and other policies. Grading: Midterm examination #1: 25% Midterm examination #2: 25% Final examination: 40% Pop quizzes: 10% Pop quizzes, requirements, and extra credit: At least four pop quizzes will be given. You are required to take two quizzes (if you take one quiz in the whole semester, you will get 5% grade penalty; if you take zero quizzes in the whole semester, you will get 10% grade penalty). If you take more than two quizzes, your two best quizzes will count towards the grade requirement (that is, 10%). Each additional quiz will give you up to 3% extra credit depending on your quiz score. There are no make-up quizzes under any circumstances.
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2 Other extra credit: Depending on the needs of the political science department, up to 5 extra credit opportunities may be offered. Each extra credit opportunity will be worth additional 0.5% of the grade, added after the curve is applied. Other notes: 1. No incompletes. 2. No make-up exams. If you have a documented medical excuse, then the weight of the missed exam will be added to the weight of the final examination. If you anticipate a problem, please, contact me as soon as possible, at least a week before the exam. You must take the final examination. 3. No other extra credit opportunities. No exceptions.
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