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Dallas County Community College
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Govt 2301 - American Government
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1 Social Science Human Services American Government 2301 4007 Lecture Class TR C205 Time 8 00 AM 9 20 AM January 17th May 04th Former Students from last semester can get a new access code by emailing websupport kendallhunt com and tell them which course you were apart in the previous semester The email must contain your Full Name Course and Section Number including semester and CC me a copy Professor E mail Telephone Office OFC Hours Glynn Newman glynnnewman dcccd edu 972 860 8327 C 285 11 00 12 15 Access Class To access class material i e exams discussion board click on the link below and set up your account using the access code that came with your book Used books in most cases do not have an access code because the previous student has used it http webcom grtxle com transformation Course Overview This course provides an introduction to the scientific study of politics It is designed to help students acquire the knowledge necessary to understand critique and conduct social scientific research Students must earn a grade of C or higher in GOVT 2301 and 2302 to be admitted to the political science major in most universities In this course you will be introduced to the study of political science Topics include the Origin and Development of Constitutional Democracy United States and Texas Public s Influence Campaigns and Voting Political Participation Parties and Politics Texas Government Local Cities To ensure transferability students should plan to take both Governments 2301 and 2302 within the DCCC If you have any questions concerns or suggestions please contact me via email at glynnnewman dcccd edu Emails are returned in the order I receive them Weekend emails are not returned until Monday for the most part 2 Required Book Newman G 2010 The Transformation of American Politics Revised Dubuque IA Kendall Hunt Publishing Company Copyright 2008 Revised 2011 Edition 02 Number of Pages 458 ISBN 9780757583223 for old book and 978075792515 for new book either book is ok Binding Soft Cover Access Code Included inside of New Books Only make sure you ask that question if you purchase from a non relate site CONSUMABLE BOOK Book Purchasing Websites Amazon Bookstore Online www amazon com search Newman access code included Eastfield Bookstore Online http www efollett com Kendallhunt Publications http www kendallhunt com Fall 2011 Class Assignments A CLASS INTRODUCTION Please tell the class who you are your major and what you hope to learn from taking a government class Reply to two other classmates B REQUIRED READINGS Required reading with a discussion board post for each Reply to two other classmates If you do not post on the board you will lose 25 points off your next exam FEDERALIST 10 Post before JAN 25th FEDERALIST 13 Post before FEB 21st FEDERALIST 51 Post before MAR 7th FEDERALIST 84 Post before APR 22nd FEDERALIST 85 Post before APR 30th C ARTICLE READINGS These are hyperlink so just click to find the article and begin reading Test dates are below 10 QUESTIONS 3 10 QUESTIONS D TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICAN POLITICS READINGS Article 1 Exam February 11th 17th EXAM 1 CHAPT 1 3 50 QUESTIONS February 13th 19th EXAM 2 CHAPT 4 6 50 QUESTIONS March 12th 17th Article 2 Exam March 26rd 30th EXAM 3 CHAPT 7 9 50 QUESTIONS April 6th 12th EXAM 4 CHAPT 10 12 50 QUESTIONS April 23th 27th E ONE POLICY ANALYSIS OVER A LOCAL GOVERNMENT APA STYLE AND POWERPOINT PRESENTATION PAPER MUST BE ACCEPTED BEFORE PRESENTATION 100 last day April 22nd CLASS LECTURES AND ARTICLE DISCUSSIONS WEEK FEDERALIST 10 WEEK FEDERALIST 13 WEEK FEDERALIST 51 WEEK FEDERALIST 84 WEEK FEDERALIST 85 WEEK CHAPTERS 1 WEEK CHAPTERS 3 WEEK CHAPTERS 4 WEEK CHAPTERS 6 WEEK CHAPTERS 9 WEEK CHAPTERS 12 Click the link for important dates below http www eastfieldcollege edu CDI ACADCAL asp Grading Scale A B C D F 90 100 80 89 70 79 60 69 59 0 4 There is no rounding up in this course so for example an 89 9 B There is no extra credit work in this course so do your best with the work issued Please Read My Notes below A The week runs from Monday Friday Any assignment submitted after that will not be graded B All assignments must have full name with course and section number on every page Failure to do so will result in a deduction of 10pts C Please proof read and run a spell check prior to submission of any material D All emails must and have full course and section number in subject line E Pre tests are to help you prepare for the exams and are not graded F The best way to reach me is via e mail glynnnewman dcccd edu G Technical problems such as A Access code failure B Exam resets C Entered wrong class section number while setting up Webcom account should be emailed to websupport kendallhunt com if you expect quick service always put full course and section number H If you encounter website problems with the Webcom site email websupport kendallhunt com Policy on Missed Examinations Missed Exams will receive a grade of zero except in cases of demonstrated appropriate and verifiable emergencies or tragedies or where the student has prior approval from the instructor In cases of missed exams excused by the instructor a makeup exam will be rescheduled at the convenience of the instructor All exams must be completed by the last day of class Policy on Academic Honesty If any student is caught cheating that is sharing information or submitting work that is not of your own you risk being removed from the class and may be expelled from the academic institution depending on your hearing Also Plagiarism will not be accepted that is claiming someone else work as your own What you earn is what you get Withdrawals The last day to withdraw with a W is November 11th It is the student s responsibility to drop a course If you fail to drop the course a grade will be issued on work completed See course schedule for additional information concerning withdraw policies 5 Writing Guides Good academic writing is hard work The writing guides by Booth and his colleagues and by Lasch will help you to become a better writer Here are a few more good writing guides that most students and more than a few professors would do well to add to their bookshelves They are in alphabetical order Barzun Jacques 2001 Simple and Direct A Rhetoric for Writers 4th ed New York HarperCollins Barzun Jacques and Henry F Graff 1992 The Modern Researcher 5th ed Forth Worth Tex Harcourt Colle Follett Wilson and Erik Wensberg 1998 Modern American Usage A Guide revised ed New York Hill and Wang Frisch


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