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POL101 Syllabus Fall 2011

POL101 Syllabus Fall 2011 - POL 101 01 World Politics(Fall...

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1 POL 101– 01 World Politics (Fall 2011) SYLLABUS Overview: Introduction to the theory and practice of the contemporary international relations through the prism of international security, international political economy, and global environmental issues. Class hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 8:20– 9:40 am Classroom: S B Union 123 Class homepage: Located on Blackboard Instructor: Oleg Smirnov ([email protected]) Office hours: 10:00 – 11:30 am, Tuesday and Thursday, SBS Building, N-723 Readings: 1. Textbook (required): International Relations, Brief Sixth Edition by Joshua S. Goldstein and Jon C. Pevehouse. ISBN-13 978-0-205-05958-4. 2. Articles posted on Blackboard during the semester. 3. World news coverage (e.g., http://news.google.com/, section “World”, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/, and so on). Policy: We strictly follow Stony Brook University honor code and other policies. Grading: Midterm examination #1: 18% Midterm examination #2: 18% Final examination: 30% Pop quizzes (3 in-class): 10% Homework (8 online tests): 24% Grading scale: 90 - 100% - A range 80 - 89% - B range 70 - 79% - C range 60 - 69% - D range 0 - 59% - F range “Linear curve” may be used to increase the grades. Pop quizzes details: You are required to take two pop quizzes. If you take three pop quizzes, your two best quizzes will count toward the grade requirement. The third quiz will give you up to 3% extra credit depending on your quiz score. There are no make-up quizzes under any circumstances, including documented medical excuses.
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2 Extra credit #1: Depending on the needs of the political science (PS) department, a few extra credit opportunities may be offered. The total value of the PS extra credit may not exceed additional 3% towards your final course grade. Announcements about any such extra credit opportunities will be made in class and posted on Blackboard. Extra credit #2: After each midterm, the students will have an opportunity to participate in an online public goods game. Depending on the results of the game, up to additional 2% extra credit may be awarded (that is, for each game; the maximum extra credit that may be earned on the basis of the two games is 4%). Important notes:
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