Public Policy Spring 2014

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Unformatted text preview: A=93- 98% A- =90- 92% B+=87- 89% B=83- 86% B- =80- 82% C+=77- 79% C=73- 76% C- 70- 72% D+=67- 69% D=63- 66% D- 60- 62% F=59% or below Assignments Midterm Exam The midterm exam will consist of multiple choice and essay questions drawn from assigned readings and lecture/discussion material. A study guide will be provided 1 week before the exam. Final Exam The final exam will be comprehensive and consist of both multiple choice and essay questions. Please note the date and time of the final exam listed on the course schedule below. A study guide will be provided 1 week before the exam. Quizzes There will be five on- line quizzes during the semester to test your knowledge of the assigned readings. Quiz dates are listed on the course schedule (see below). Participation Participation is an important part of the course. Without participation from a broad cross section of students we all (yes, including the professor) don’t learn as much. Participation can be earned in a variety of ways: Asking questions or making regular comments in class, actively participating in in- class group critical thinking exercises, and contributing to online discussions on the course Canvas page. Term Paper A final policy term paper (12- 15 pages) is required which asks students to analyze a policy area of your choice (but only after receiving approval by the professor). The paper project will unfold in what is essentially three parts. The first part is a topic paper. The second involves putting together a bibliography that will be used for the final paper. Each of these first two “mini” assignments will be graded on an “Ahead of schedule,” “on track,” or “get to work” basis. For those who achieve a “ahead of schedule” score on the topic and/or bibliography mini papers will see their scores increased by several points on the final term paper. Those who score a “get to work” will see their final scores lowered by several points. 4 Classroom Protocol and Policies No Cell/Smartphone Use in Class I love my smartphone. I really do. I’m confident that if you own one, you like it too. However, in the classroom environment, texting, social networking, web searching—or any of the myriad things people can do with their phones- - is...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2014 for the course POLS 130 taught by Professor N/a during the Fall '13 term at San Jose State.

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