Extra Credit: Option 1
Public Speaking 2613-008
March 6, 2014
During the last couple of months I have learned a lot in my public speaking
course about what skills it takes to be an effective public speaker. These s
Policy Paper: Exercise #2
February 21, 2014
The United States federal government needs to acquire a policy that limits the
amount of ethanol per gallon of gasoline sold by oil companies and automotive
EXAM ONE STUDY GUIDE
Chapters 1, 2 and 3
Chapter 7 Parties; sections 7.4, 7.5
Chapter 9 Interest groups; 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.8
FREEDOM, LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FAIRNESSJUSTICE
What is the difference between equality of opportunity and equality of results? Give an
Optional Final Exam
P SC 1113-090 - Spring 2017
From Exam #1
1) Name the four elements of a great American crisis. Drawing on Chapter 1 and 2, do you
think we are in a new crisis? Use the four elements of crisis to frame your answer.
Governments Around the World
What is Comparative Politics?
Definition: Examines political realities in countries all over the world. It looks
at the many ways gov operate and the ways people behave in political life.
Analyzes topics such as:
o How gov s
Major Topics of Comparative Politics Chapter 2
Politics: process by which people pursue collective goals & deal with their conflicts
authoritatively by means of gov
Process meaning sequence of events & interactions
o Groups in Politics?
Comparative Politics Chapter 1
What is it? Why study it?
Comparative Politics: examines political relations in countries all over the world.
Looks at many ways gov operate and ways people behave in political life.
A Global Introduction
1. Provide broad co
September 17, 2014
Why do we have a court system?
To settle disputes
Make sure the government doesnt overreach its proper goal
Contract terpretation of enforcement
How do citizens engage in the court system?
September 29, 2014
Public opinion basics
Asking people what they think of an issue
Asking people what they think in a poll
What factors drive P.O.
October 1, 2014
What factors explain turnout?
The act of voting
For those that turnout to vote, what factors affect whom you vote for on election
3 biggest factors
Engagement and introductory notions about government
Bonds of trust and reciprocity between citizens that form the glue that
holds modern societies together.
Direct democracy forms
Allows the people to propose t
September 10, 2014
Civil liberties and the founders
all men are created equal
all men have certain inalienable rights from their creaters
Civil liberties and the constitution
The federalist position
October 29, 2014
As they choose how to vote and how to spend their scarce time, various factors motivate
making good policy
Two ways to ask this question, which d
October 22, 2014
higher education act reauthorization
higher ed. community AASCU, NASULGC+ states lobbying their own reps
key issue: disposition of student loans
bank-backed or direct loans from government?
November 3, 2014
Fallin vs. Dorman for OK governor
Race tightened late last week
Negative campaigning dynamics
Presidential selection: electoral college
State of the
August 25, 2014
Selfie, These foundational questions of which level of government should lead and the
proper balance between individual rights and community well being have always been
present in american politics.
September 22, 2014
Current events related to courts: mandatory sentencing
Sentencing guidelines/requirements indicate what tye of punishment someone
should do relative to the crime they have committed.
October 13, 2014
from that address, who represents?
norman city council
there is a word map
council member Dan Quinn
do you agree with what Dan says?
can write in bullets or essay
American Federal Government
August 29, 2014
Nikki Reed once stated Young people need to vote. They need to get out there. Every
vote counts. Educate yourself too. Don't just vote. Know what you're voting for,
October 15, 2014
why a two-party system in the united states?
parties provide (mostly) clear alternatives to the voters (cue-taking)
organized by county and at state level
fundraising for candidat
August 20, 2014
Who participates/engages in the system matters?
Quality of life
A more engaged citizen and more engaged group of citizens have more influence in their
It is important to dist
October 20, 2014
Interest Group, any formally organized association that seeks to influence public policy.
Interest groups want
Influence to gain outcomes
Eagles Fish Freedom
August 27, 2014
Discretionary spending (45%)
Entitlement spending (55%)
Deficit, annual shortfall
Key components prior to constitutional conv.?
What was happening at the time?
How were things going in the new countr
September 24, 2014
Court types and processes
Much of the court decides is done through a process of bargaining
Discretion is setting agenda
Rule of 4
How pick cases?
Supreme court bar
Require 5 of
September 3, 2014
TEST SEPTEMBER 8TH
Bring blue book
Federalist #10 and #51
Militia group in southwest Texas
A political party
National rifle association (NRA)
Roots, Context, and Culture
Video: The Big Picture
Explain the functions
Political Parties and Interest
Video: The Big Picture
Trace the evolution of t