POLSSyllb1101Spring2012

POLSSyllb1101Spring2012 - Spring 2012 Monday/Wednesday POS...

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Spring 2012 Monday/Wednesday POS 1101/10 9:30 – 10:45 am Social Science Bldg Rm. 2038 Judge Philip P. Taylor (Revsd. 1/1/2012 ) POLITICAL SCIENCE 1101 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IN A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE A Course in the General Education Program Program Description : The General Education Program at KSU offers a common academic experience for all its students. In a series of interrelated courses in the liberal arts and sciences, it provides the opportunity for them to acquire the intellectual skills and knowledge characteristic of educated persons. Thus it lays the foundation for success in their academic, professional, and personal lives. Whereas the major program contributes to a college education depth in a designated specialization, the General Education Program provides breadth by introducing and connecting a variety of disciplines. Program Goals : The General Education Program at KSU has five goals. During the course of the program, students should achieve the following: develop productive habits of mind develop effective communication skills expand knowledge and understanding expand creative capabilities exhibit understanding of the impact of ethical and aesthetic values. Course Description : Political Science 1101 is a study in the examination of the institutions and processes of American government and Georgia State government. Global comparisons are made between the governments of the U.S. and other modern nation-states. CLASS DATES AND TIMES Section 10 9:30 – 10:45 am First Actual Class: January 9, 2012 Last Withdraw Date: March 12, 2012 (Withdraw without penalty) Final Exam May 7, 2012 (8:00 am – 10:00 am) INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION Instructor: Judge Philip P. Taylor Telephone: 770-444-9858 E-mail: ptaylo20@kennesaw.edu Office Hours: Immediately after class or by appointment. Please do not substitute class attendance with e-mails, telephone calls, or conferences. 1
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COURSE OBJECTIVES This course has several objectives. The main course objective allows students to explore the institutions and processes of American government and to view those institutions and processes through a global comparison and perspective. Other course objectives provide students an understanding of the principles, problems, challenges, and dilemmas of modern democracy. Students participate in ways that develop critical thinking and communication skills. There is no intent to prove or disprove any current belief system (or to provide one altogether.) Rather, it is hoped that this course provides the student an ability to understand, define and articulate the principles, problems, challenges, and dilemmas of modern American democracy. It is also hoped that students participate in ways that develop critical thinking and communication skills so that students understand and appreciate the challenges of American democracy. Hopefully, students will gain information and insight in order to come to their own informed political conclusions. REQUIRED TEXTS
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This note was uploaded on 03/12/2012 for the course POLS 1101 taught by Professor Taylor during the Fall '06 term at Kennesaw.

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