PLS 495 - Spring 2012 - Kleinberg

PLS 495 - Spring 2012 - Kleinberg - Syllabus Great...

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Great Decisions 2012 Dr/Kleinberg/ 1 Syllabus Great Decisions 2012 PLS 495-Sections 003 UNCW Lectures: Cameron Auditorium 105 Assigned Classes and Tutorial Leaders Tuesdays and Thursdays - 7-8:45 pm Instructor: Dr. Remonda Kleinberg Office: Lakeside Hall 269 Telephone: (910) 962-4254 Office Hours: MW: 1-2pm or by appointment Email: Please feel free to email me with concerns or questions. Course Description: What Is Great Decisions? Great Decisions (GD) promotes student awareness and discussion about timely foreign policy issues. Run by the Foreign Policy Association in New York, it is the oldest and largest grassroots educational program on world affairs of its kind in the country, with about 350,000 overall participants. Great Decisions is one of the five Flagship Programs of the World Affairs Councils of America. A Flagship Program is one that is broadly supported throughout the council system and that builds the name and impact of the system and its councils. Great Decisions celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2004. Councils around the country helped celebrate its tradition and history. At UNCW, the purpose of Great Decisions is to educate all students from all Majors about issues of vital importance to American foreign policy, to provide you with the information to make informed decisions about the topics covered, and to be able to participate in the foreign-policy process. During the fall semester the student steering committee and course instructor, Dr. Kleinberg, work hard to find experts that can speak on the topics chosen by the Foreign Policy Association. Each year eight topics are chosen by a panel and in-depth articles on each subject are prepared by experts. The articles go into the 100-page softbound Great Decisions briefing book that appears with new content every January and will serve as your text for the course. Our speakers will give their own twist and focus to the topics at hand. This way you will have a good overview of the issues plaguing our globe presently. The main requirements for making and keeping an A is to read your articles and attend tutorials and lectures listed below. All the lectures will take place at Cameron Auditorium on the designated dates. All tutorials will take place on Thursdays in your assigned classroom with student leaders to discuss topics related to the lectures, the readings and other international issues which may arise. It is all very informal and meant to enhance your understanding of the crucial global events facing us presently. Please read the following meeting dates and places carefully. All meetings begin at 7 pm, so please be there between 6:30 and 7:00 to sign in and take your seat. Please note that attendance will be taken in both lectures and tutorials. Please keep laptops and electronic devices in your backpack or at home; any violation of this rule will lead to an exam given to the entire lecture at the end of the semester.
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