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Welcome! PLS 100: Intro to American National Government Professor Lee Michigan State University
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Who we are Professor Lee Teaching Assistants: Wen-Chin Wu Steven Smallpage
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An introduction to American national government 1 The founding and fundamental issues of American politics Constitution, federalism, civil rights. .. 2 Institutions of Government Congress, President, Courts. .. 3 Public’s influence on policy Public opinion, voting, campaigns and elections. ..
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Broad course objectives Learn the nuts and bolts about American politics. Potpourri course. Specific courses are offered for pretty much every topic. Learn about “political science.” The logic. Learn about “social science.” The logic.
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Readings Kernell, Jacobson, and Kousser, The Logic of American Politics , 4th or 5th edition Handouts to be posted on ANGEL. News (New York Times, Washington Post, etc.)
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Grading Discussion sections (15%)
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Unformatted text preview: Participation (5%) Quizzes (10%): Usual format is 4 questions, each one point and you get one point just for taking the quiz. We only count your six highest quiz grades. No make-ups. Three In-class exams: 20% each. Mix of multiple choice and open-ended questions. Final Exam: 25% Grading scale shown in syllabus is the worst case scenario. I will apply a curve on assignments when I deem appropriate. How to be successful Don’t fall behind on readings. Come to class. I post lecture notes on ANGEL after class but not always self-explanatory. Lectures often supplement reading with additional information that will be on the exams. Ask your TA right away about parts of readings or lectures that aren’t clear. Use your TAs. And be nice to them. Office hours or make appt. Or email questions....
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course PLS 100 taught by Professor Thornton during the Spring '07 term at Michigan State University.

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