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eSyllabus Northwest Vista College GOVT2305 080 2012 Spring Course: Section: Term: Business and Government DUNAGAN, PAMELA 2104864098 [email protected] Live Oak - 206 Federal Government 72757 3 0 Department: Instructor: Phone: Email: OfficeLocation: Course Title: CRN: Lec. Hrs. per wk: Lab. Hrs. per wk: Credit Hours: Government 2305 is a general survey course in American government covering the theories and concepts of government, the United States Constitution, politics, public opinion, political parties, human rights, and the functions of national, state and local government. Course Description (e-catalog): English 0300 (Basic Writing Skills) Reading 0302 (Basic Reading Skills) PREREQUISITES, CO-REQUISITES and OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Required Text: We the People (Shorter Eighth edition), Ginsberg, Lowi and Weir, Publisher: W. W. Norton 2011, (ISBN: 978-0-393-93524-0) TEXTBOOKS (including ISBN#) and REQUIRED MATERIALS/RECOMMENDED READING: The Purpose of the Course: Government 2305, American Government I (Federal) is designed to help you increase your knowledge about American government, including an understanding of 1). the Constitution; 2). functions of the executive, legislative and judicial branches; 3). civil liberties, including freedoms of speech, religion and other protections in the Bill of Rights; 4). civil rights and matters of equality 5). issues in domestic and foreign policy; and 5). America's role in the international arena. COURSE CONTENT: There are four broad learning outcomes for this course: 1) critical thinking skills 2) communication skills 3) teamwork skills 4) social responsibility Possible thematic approaches: - promote collaborative learning within the class through group projects and/or activities - conduct student-led Socratic discussions based on current events found in different news sources and mediums, including macro-electronic sources (for example TV, radio, internet, etc.) and printed sources (for example newspapers, magazines, journals, etc.) - utilize topic presentations that correlate with the expected content outcomes by your fellow students and/or the instructor - provide several opportunities that develop traditional writing and e-communication skills - promote and provide outside active learning experiences for you to participate in community, governmental and political activities, including formal service learning activities STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES / PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES: 2/22/2012 Page 1 of 6
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Northwest Vista College GOVT2305 080 2012 Spring Course: Section: Term: COURSE LEARNING MODULES: The course is divided into Learning Modules. Each module contains work for two weeks. Modules run from Monday to Monday with all assignments due at 7:00 a.m. on Monday morning. A WORD TO THE WISE: Each Module has two due dates. Something is always due on Monday morning at 7 a.m. If you wait until the last moment, you may have problems connecting to the college server. Work early and avoid the hassle.
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