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Unformatted text preview: you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, or if you need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible, or see me during office hours. Presidential Directive 97‐03 requires that students with disabilities register with AEC (formerly DRC) to establish a record of their disability. Required Texts Political Behavior of the American Electorate, 12th Edition (2009), CQ Press By William H. Flanigan and Nancy H. Zingale (abbreviated F&Z in the course schedule) ISBN: 978‐1‐60426‐521‐7 Get Out the Vote: How to Increase Voter Turnout, 2nd Edition, Brookings Institution Press By: Donald P. Green & Alan S. Gerber ISBN: 978‐0‐8157‐3267‐9 The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Democracy, the Internet, and the overthrow of everything (2004) By: Joe Trippi ISBN: 978‐0‐0607‐6155‐4 Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (2000), Simon & Schuster By Robert D. Putnam ISBN: 978‐0‐7432‐0304‐3 All texts available for purchase in the Spartan Bookstore. Additional readings will be posted electronically on the CANVAS course website. POLS108 Political Participation Fall 2013 Page 3 of 13 COURSE REQUIREMENTS SJSU classes are designed such that in order to be successful, it is expected that students will spend a minimum of forty‐five hours for each unit of credit (normally three hours per unit per week), including preparing for class, participating in course activities, completing assignments, and so on. More details about student workload can be found in University Policy S12‐3 at http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/S12‐3.pdf. 1. Quizzes There will be near‐weekly quizzes covering the assigned readings, given in class, announced in advance. Quizzes will be multiple choice and true/false, and will be worth 10 points each. There will be 11 quizzes total, and the top 10 quiz grades will be counted (i.e., your lowest quiz gra...
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