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GE106 American GovernmentCourse SyllabusRevision Date: 5/28/2020Student Name:Assigned Instructor:Copyright 2018, Asher CollegePage 1 of 7Clock Hours: 55COURSE OVERVIEWCourse DescriptionThis course introduces students to the fundamentals of American government and politics focusing on the historicalevolution of government and policies, the major institutions, and the major processes.Course OutcomesAt the end of this course, the student will be able to:oApply informational literacy skills in the study of politicsoAnalyze how the historical development of the United States affects contemporary political environmentoExplain how individual actors impact contemporary political environmentoOutline the institutional structures and how these structures interact with each other to explain the processes ofgovernmentoApply understanding of government processes to analyze contemporary politicsoAnalyze the formal and informal processes by which public policy is madeCourse Resources and BreakdownApplied Activities:Labs / DiscussionsHomeworkCourse Text:American Government and Politics in the Information Age, Open Textbook Library, 2011,ISBN: 978-1-4533149-8-2Course BreakdownActivity BreakdownUnits4ElementHours of courseUnit Exams3Lectures35Final Exam1Lab20**Homework15**Homework is considered work outside of class and is not counted in the overall hours of the course or total percentagesor coursework. Homework is a gradable element.
Copyright 2018, Asher CollegeGE106 Course SyllabusPage 2 of 7Grading PolicyGradable elements equal 100 points, Homework at 10%, Final at 40% and the Unit exams at 50%.The same gradingscale applies to all courses at Asher College.Method of Evaluation and GradingEach unit and final exam can be taken twice.The highest score from each element is used in the calculation.The number to letter grade conversion is below:GradeGrade PointsA4B3C2D1F0Example I: Student scores well in all areasExam TypeScoreAveragePercentageCalculationUnit 1859150%45.5Unit 293Unit 395Homework90910%9Final Exam929240%37Course Grade91.5 = AThe program GPA is weighted based on Quarter Credit Hour by course.For example, Typing Fundamentals will not carrythe same weight as Medical Terminology.Numeric value of Letter Grade times the quarter credits of the course equal the weighted grade.

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